Abuse and Neglect

It is the goal of all animal rescue groups to ensure that animals are treated humanely and with respect.  However, as all humane societies and SPCAs are separate organizations, not each has the authority within their county to investigate and prosecute cases of animal abuse and neglect.

CCHS receives many inquiries on such cases for which we are able to answer questions and offer advice, however, in Contra Costa County, we do not have the jurisdiction to investigate and prosecute such cases.  To directly report a suspected case of animal abuse or neglect, you must contact your local animal control department to begin a warranted investigation.

Animal Control Departments

Contra Costa County Animal Services Department, Martinez
4800 Imhoff Place Martinez, CA 94553
(925) 335-8300

Contra Costa County Animal Services Department, Pinole
910 San Pablo AvenuePinole, CA 9456
(510) 374-3966

Antioch Animal Services (Antioch residents only)
300 L Street
Antioch, CA 9450
(925) 779-6989