HSMSC works in our community to promote the humane treatment of animals.

Animal Cruelty Information

The Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County normally has one cruelty investigator on staff. Currently, this position is open. The Humane Society does not enforce city ordinances, such as spay/neuter.  We recommend working with your local government funded animal shelter or the Shelby County Sheriff’s office to enforce city and county ordinances. 

Until the position is filled, all complaints reported to the Humane Society are forwarded to the appropriate animal services provider.

If you have any questions regarding cruelty reports, please contact Megan Toeller at  Thank you!

File a report

Click here to file an anonymous report of suspected animal cruelty in Memphis and/or Shelby County.

Local Laws

Know your state, city, and county laws to be a well-informed advocate for animals.


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