Animal Cruelty & Abuse: CA Penal Codes and Penalties With Karen ‘Doc’ Halligan

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Lucy Pet’s Chief Veterinary Officer Karen “Doc” Halligan joined us to discuss the different penal codes and penalties California has when it comes to animal cruelty and animal abuse.

To report animal cruelty and abuse you may contact the following organizations:
Official anonymous tip line at spcLA or call  (800) 540-SPCA(7722)

Animal Cruelty Task Force
(213) 486-0450 (24-hour notification hotline) or email at

For reports about puppy mills and pet shops, go to the U.S. Department of Agriculture

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