Several studies have shown that animal abuse and neglect may indicate that others in the home may be at risk of abuse and neglect, also. According to a study by DeViney, Dickert, & Lockwood, 88% of pet owning families where substantiated child abuse and neglect took place, animal abuse and or neglect also took place. All animal abuse should be reported.
To report animal neglect and/or cruelty:
Call the Police non-emergency number at 501-5000 or 727-8800. They will dispatch an Animal Protection Officer to the address you provide.
Visit the Henrico County Division of Police Animal Protection Unit
You may call the Richmond SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) at 643-6785.
Visit the Richmond SPCA