Dog & Cat Breeder Complaints & Concerns
If you have concerns about a dog or cat breeder it's important you submit a complaint to the relevant agency in your area. Whether it be about the health and welfare about the dogs, puppies, cats or kittens, cruelty, and/or the conditions they are kept in. Without official complaints, the authorities responsible for handling these issues are often unaware, or unable to act.
Report animal cruelty
If you have witnessed animal cruelty, including neglect or abandonment, you should report it via phone or online form to the RSPCA Inspectorate team in the state or territory it took place (see below). Northern Territory reports should be made through the NT Government.
Breeder complaints & concerns - Queensland
Report Cruelty QLD by Phone: 1300 264 625, or your local police immediately.
Dogs Queensland - Dogs Queensland Complaints Procedures
Queensland Government Dog Breeder Register - Report a concern
Claims: Queensland Administrative & Appeals Tribunal - QCAT
Breeder complaints & concerns - New South Wales
RSPCA NSW Report a Cruelty case online
Dogs New South Wales - Complaint Procedures
Animal Welfare League NSW
New South Wales Government
Claims: NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal NCAT
Breeder complaints & concerns - Victoria
RSPCA Victoria Report a cruelty case online
Report Cruelty VIC by Phone: 03 9224 2222, or your local police immediately.
Dogs Victoria - Complaint Procedures
You can also submit a complaint or concern here Animal Welfare Victoria
Claims: Victorian Civil Appeals Tribunal - VCAT
Breeder complaints & concerns - Western Australia
RSPCA Western Australia Report a cruelty case online
Western Australia Government
Dept Primary Industries - Report Animal Cruelty
Claims: State Administrative Tribunal WA - SAT
Breeder complaints & concerns - Northern Territory
RSPCA Northern Territory - Contact
Dogs Northern Territory - contact
Northern Territory Government
City of Darwin Cat & Dog Complaints
Claims: NT Government
Breeder complaints & concerns - South Australia
RSPCA South Australia Report a cruelty case online
Report Cruelty SA by Phone: 1300 477 722, or your local police immediately.
Dogs South Australia - Contact
South Australia Government
Breeder complaints & concerns - ACT
RSPCA Australian Capital Territory Report a cruelty case online
Dogs ACT Complaint Procedures
Breeder complaints & concerns - Tasmania
RSPCA Tasmania Report a cruelty case online
Report Cruelty TAS by Phone: 1300 139 947, or your local police immediately.
Dogs Tasmania - Contact
DPIPWE - General Information
RSPCA AUSTRALIA - Report Animal Cruelty