The Delaware County SPCA Humane Society Police Officer
is available to investigate claims of animal cruelty, abuse and
neglect. Their powers are granted by the state of Pennsylvania and they
uphold the state’s animal cruelty laws, contained in section 5511
of the Crimes Code.
Section 5511 of the Crimes code states:
"Cruelty to Animals: A person commits an offense if he wantonly or
cruelly illtreats, overloads, beats, otherwise abuses any animal, or
neglects any animal as to which he has a duty of care, whether
belonging to himself or otherwise, or abandons and animal, or deprives
any animal of necessary sustenance, drink, shelter, or veterinary care,
or access to clean and sanitary shelter which will protect the animal
against inclement weather and preserve the animal’s body heat and
keep it dry."
If you suspect that an animal is suffering from abuse or neglect,
please don’t hesitate to call the Delaware County SPCA at
610-566-1370 x214 to report the situation or e-mail the Delaware County
SPCA Humane Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Be sure to leave your name
and contact number so that we can call you with further questions, if
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