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

RSPCA QLD

RSPCA Qld Inspectorate - Report a Cruelty case online -  or email RSPCA QLD  

Report Cruelty QLD by Phone: 1300 264 625,  or your local police immediately.

 

Dogs QLD

Dogs Queensland - Dogs Queensland Complaints Procedures

Phone: (07) 3252 2661 
Email: info@dogsqueensland.org.au 
Website: www.dogsqueensland.org.au

 

Queensland Government

Queensland Government Dog Breeder Register - Report a concern

Claims: Queensland Administrative & Appeals Tribunal - QCAT

 

 

Breeder complaints & concerns - New South Wales

RSPCA NSW

RSPCA NSW Report a Cruelty case online

Report Cruelty NSW by Phone:1300 278 358(02) 9770 7555, or your local police immediately.

 

Dogs NSW

Dogs New South Wales - Complaint Procedures

Phone: (02) 9834 3022 
Email: info@dogsnsw.org.au 
Website: www.dogsnsw.org.au

 

Animal Welfare League NSW

Call the inspectorate on 02 8899 3333 or email inspectors@awlnsw.com.au.

Animal Welfare League NSW

 

New South Wales Government

Claims: NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal  NCAT

 

 

Breeder complaints & concerns - Victoria

RSPCA VIC

RSPCA Victoria Report a cruelty case online

Report Cruelty VIC by Phone: 03 9224 2222, or your local police immediately.

 

Dogs VIC

Dogs Victoria - Complaint Procedures

Phone: (03)9788 2500 
Email: office@dogsvictoria.org.au 
Website: www.dogsvictoria.org.au

 

Victoria Government

Call Agriculture Victoria 136 186 or email per@agriculture.vic.gov.au

You can also submit a complaint or concern here Animal Welfare Victoria 

Claims: Victorian Civil Appeals Tribunal - VCAT

 

 

Breeder complaints & concerns - Western Australia

RSPCA WA

RSPCA Western Australia Report a cruelty case online

Report Cruelty WA by Phone: 1300 278 358908 9209 9300or your local police immediately. 

 

Dogs West  

Disciplinary Penalties, Dogs West Complaint Form

Phone: (08) 9455 1188 
Email: k9@dogswest.com 
Website: www.dogswest.com

 

Western Australia Government

Dept Primary Industries - Report Animal Cruelty

Claims: State Administrative Tribunal WA - SAT

 

 

Breeder complaints & concerns - Northern Territory

RSPCA NT

RSPCA Northern Territory Contact

Report Cruelty NT by Phone: 1300 720 386, 08 8984 3795, or your local police immediately. 

 

Dogs NT 

Dogs Northern Territory - contact 

Phone: (08) 8984 3570 
Email: naca1@bigpond.com 
Website: www.dogsnt.com.au

 

Northern Territory Government

Northern Territory Government Animal Welfare Branch: 1300 720 386, email animalwelfare@nt.gov.au More information

City of Darwin Cat & Dog Complaints

Claims: NT Government 

 

 

Breeder complaints & concerns - South Australia

RSPCA SA

RSPCA South Australia Report a cruelty case online

Report Cruelty SA by Phone: 1300 477 722or your local police immediately. 

 

 

Dogs SA

Dogs South Australia - Contact

Phone: (08) 8349 4797 
Email: info@dogssa.com.au 
Website: www.dogssa.com.au

 

South Australia Government 

Claims: Courts Administration Authority SA

 

 

Breeder complaints & concerns - ACT

RSPCA ACT

RSPCA Australian Capital Territory Report a cruelty case online

Report Cruelty ACT by Phone:  0407 078 221, 02 62878100, or your local police immediately. 

 

Dogs ACT 

Dogs ACT Complaint Procedures

Phone: (02) 6241 4404 
Email: admin@dogsact.org.au 
Website: www.dogsact.org.au

 

 

Breeder complaints & concerns - Tasmania

RSPCA TAS

RSPCA Tasmania Report a cruelty case online

Report Cruelty TAS by Phone: 1300 139 947, or your local police immediately. 

 

Dogs TAS

Dogs Tasmania - Contact

Phone: (03) 6272 9443 
Email: admin@tasdogs.com 
Website: www.tasdogs.com

 

Government Tasmania

DPIPWE - General Information

 

 

RSPCA AUSTRALIA - Report Animal Cruelty

 

ANKC General Information - Responsible Breeders