Report Crimes against animals

Animal Crimewatch is a confidential hotline where you can report cruelty to animals in the name of sport by telephone, email or using the online form.

Our law-enforcement trained team will handle your information confidentially, it could;

  • Help our investigators bring offenders to justice.
  • Support our vital campaigning work calling for changes to the law to improve the lives of thousands of animals.

You can give information anonymously but it helps if you can leave a name and contact number or email address. We guarantee your confidentiality and our trained staff will reassure you through the process.

We treat all information confidentially and you may be eligible for a REWARD of up to £1,000 for information that leads to a conviction.


We need your help

  • Dog fighting: Do you have information about people that are involved in dog fighting, the locations of dog fights or information about any animal used or stolen for 'bait'?
  • Hunting: Information about where and when hunts are meeting, including in Scotland, information about cruelty to hunting dogs or details of foxes being kept for release for hunting, or artificial earths used to encourage foxes into specific locations?
  • Snares: Information about the use of snares and details of any animal caught in a snare including in Wales and Northern Ireland. Snares are mainly used on land where birds like grouse and pheasants are shot for sport.

If you see something that you think is a crime you should also call the police on 101. If you don’t report it, the police don’t know it has happened; and remember always ask for a crime reference number.

Head of a fox, a stag, a bulldog, a hare and a grouse  with black background

How to report

Our confidential Online Animal Crimewatch Form will guide you through the kind of information we need. Alternatively, please contact us in confidence on 01483 361 108 or email us directly on [email protected].