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Animal cruelty - who to call?

Hi,

In Lausanne we suspect a neighbour is mistreating their dog and would like to report them to somebody, but who?

Would be nice to do this in an anonymous way too..

Thanks for your help!
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Re: Animal cruelty - who to call?

Ok, the inspectors for you area can be found here:

http://www.svpa.ch/

Je souhaite faire une dénonciation à l'inspectorat



Pour nous annoncer un cas, il nous serait agréable que vous nous téléphoniez (si possible à MM. Christin ou Berner, inspecteurs, au 021/784 8000) de 7h. à 9h. le matin, afin que nous puissions vous poser les questions inhérentes à une telle dénonciation. Nous pourrions ainsi voir ce qu'il y aurait éventuellement à faire pour accéder à votre demande. Il va de soi que votre intervention restera complètement confidentielle si une suite devait être donnée.

Call MM. Christin or Berner, phone #021 784 8000 from 7am to 9am.
You can tell them to handle the case confidential.
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Re: Animal cruelty - who to call?

Hellvet, could you be more specific? What kind of mistreatment is going on?

We might be better able to advise you with a little more info...
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Re: Animal cruelty - who to call?

prof. taratonga its an interesting approach but not 100% anonymous and means I have to do meetings with people etc.
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Re: Animal cruelty - who to call?

So there is no anonymous way to report animal cruelty?
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Re: Animal cruelty - who to call?

The authorities know you. The people accused don't. That's anonymous enough if you don't suspect the authority of mistreatment.
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Hi,

In Lausanne we suspect a neighbour is mistreating their dog and would like to report them to somebody, but who?

Would be nice to do this in an anonymous way too..

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So there is no anonymous way to report animal cruelty?
Bloody hell. For 11 days you've suspected that a dog is being mistreated and you're more concerned about the authorities knowing that it is you that reported it.

Do the right thing and report it in the morning! The only way you might get any hassle is if you are reporting someone for animal abuse maliciously.
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Well said Grumpy.

Call tomorrow ASAP. Especially as you are so sure.
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Re: Animal cruelty - who to call?

Hellvet, if you believe that an animal is being abused, and are certain of the facts, please don't hesitate to contact the authorities.

A bit of background - one reason that one might be asked to give one's name when making a report is to cut down on 'nuisance' reports.

It's a sad commentary on the state of society today, but pets too often become collateral damage in neighborhood feuds; making unfounded accusations in order to damage reputations or make trouble with the authorities is unfortunately not uncommon. Such reports waste a lot of resources, and obviously the authorities want to weed those out.

Animal abuse is indeed taken seriously here - but due process needs to be followed.
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That said, I've often found that speaking directly to the owner can sometimes be the most effective way to help the animal , especially if in a case of ignorance or misunderstanding rather than willful abuse. Is that possible here?

Obviously if you fear violence from the person involved, or if this is a matter of critical injury, illness, or starvation you should go directly and immediately to the authorities.
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Hellvet, if you believe that an animal is being abused, and are certain of the facts, please don't hesitate to contact the authorities.

A bit of background - one reason that one might be asked to give one's name when making a report is to cut down on 'nuisance' reports.

It's a sad commentary on the state of society today, but pets too often become collateral damage in neighborhood feuds; making unfounded accusations in order to damage reputations or make trouble with the authorities is unfortunately not uncommon. Such reports waste a lot of resources, and obviously the authorities want to weed those out.

Animal abuse is indeed taken seriously here - but due process needs to be followed.
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That said, I've often found that speaking directly to the owner can sometimes be the most effective way to help the animal , especially if in a case of ignorance or misunderstanding rather than willful abuse. Is that possible here?

Obviously if you fear violence from the person involved, or if this is a matter of critical injury, illness, or starvation you should go directly and immediately to the authorities.
Very well said. But as the OP has not done anything for so many days we can hope that is nothing like this
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Re: Animal cruelty - who to call?

Does the dog owner also have kids? There is a correlation between abuse of pets and abuse of children so there could be more at risk than you realize...it sounds like you are not sure, but in case of doubt, this seems like an appropriate situation for someone to investigate further.
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So there is no anonymous way to report animal cruelty?
If an animal is being badly treated I wouldn't care if they knew it was me who reported them. I hate people who hurt animals ring asap help that poor dog pls
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Re: Animal cruelty - who to call?

Hellvet, please act as soon as you possibly can! If this poor dog is being ill-treated, he needs your help now! Report this abuse at once to the appropriate authorities; we must never shirk from speaking out for those who cannot speak for themselves. Good luck; we are all behind you!
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