When You Witness Animal Cruelty
It can be disturbing–and heartbreaking–to witness an act of animal cruelty. Whether it be an acute act of violence or chronic neglect, find out what you can do when you witness animal cruelty.
How to help a neighbor's neglected animal
It can be heartbreaking to see a neighbor’s animal suffering in a situation of neglect. Depending on the situation, there are various ways you can help the animal or animals involved. Read for more information.
What to do about substandard conditions at your local animal shelter
It is very disturbing when your local humane organizations are not addressing the needs of animals in your community in an effective and compassionate manner. Learn what should be expected from your local humane organizations.
What to do when you find animals in substandard conditions at a pet store
You go into a pet store to buy some delicious treats for your oh-so-adorable companion animal, only to find out that the store is selling live animals and keeping them in appalling conditions. Learn what you can do.
What to do in cases where anti-cruelty laws have been broken
If you witness the abuse or neglect of an animal, please immediately file a complaint with your local law enforcement agency and insist that an investigation be completed. If charges have been filed, please contact ALDF and read this important information.
Why Prosecutors Don't Prosecute
There are many reasons why a prosecutor may choose not to pursue criminal cruelty charges, even when it appears to us that the perpetrator is obviously guilty. Find out why, and what you can do to help ensure animal abusers are prosecuted.
Animal Fighting Facts
This comprehensive resource discusses the most common types of animal fighting, issues common to animal fighting cases, state and federal laws and prosecuting animal fighting crimes.
Animal Neglect Facts
Animal neglect is the failure to provide basic care required for an animal to thrive. This document contains information about federal and state law, county/city ordinances, resources and case studies.
Animal Hoarding Facts
Hoarding is one of the most egregious forms of animal cruelty, affecting tens of thousands of animals – mostly cats and dogs – in communities nationwide. Find out how to spot it and what you can do to stop it.
Animal Testing and the Law
The secrecy with which animals in laboratories are kept from the public eye is no accident. The use of animals in laboratories often amounts to legally-sanctioned animal abuse.
ALDF Crime Tips: Mobile App to Report Animal Cruelty
ALDF Crime Tips is a first-of-its-kind app designed to help you help animals—by letting you report abuse and neglect of animals in your community right from your phone.
Rodeo Facts: The Case Against Rodeos
Rodeo is popular throughout the western United States, however spectators may be unaware of the routine abuses that occur during these performances.