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Recognizing & Reporting Cruelty

Recognizing and reporting animal cruelty is easy once you know what to look for.


  • Are there any open wounds on the animal?

  • Is the animal so skinny that you can easily see bones protruding?

  • Is the animal limping or having difficulty moving around? 

  • Does the skin or coat look normal or are there patterns of hair loss or signs of lesions?

  • Is the coat matted or preventing the animal from moving around properly?

  • Is the animal acting lethargic or not getting up from the ground?


  • Does the animal have protection from the sun, rain, or snow?

  • Is the animal chained to an object in a manner that jeopardizes health and/or safety? 

  • Is the animal kept in a crate that is too small for him or her to maintain normal body postures or confined for too long a period of time?

  • Is the animal forced to live in his or her own waste?

If you see any of these signs, please contact your local City Municipality or Law Enforcement Department immediately!

  • Lorenzo City Office & Police Department
    (806) 634-5596

  • Ralls City Office & Police Department
    (806) 253-2558

  • Crosbyton City Office & Police Department
    (806) 675-2301

  • Crosby County Sheriff's Department
    (806) 675-7301 or Dial 911

Yours may be their only voice.


Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community. ~Anthony J. D'Angelo

Our community's strength comes from it's people. We are always better when we join together for a common cause. The benefits of working together are like ripples in a pond. The ripples continue to spread further and further out into our communities and everyone is touched at some point or another.

For example; when we work together to find solutions for homeless pets, feral animals, and neglected pets, we make our community safer for our children, our elderly, and our own pets. We make our community healthier by controlling the diseases these poor animals contract, carry and spread.

If we work together we can help homeless animals find homes, sick animals get care, and help curb the overpopulation of these pets in our neighborhoods by promoting responsible pet ownership and educating our children on the importance of spaying and neutering pets. Our children will pass that behavior and information to their children and so on.

Together we can tackle the challenges we have and build a better future for our kids and for the pets we take responsibility for.


Have questions about your local City Ordinance on Animal Welfare?  Check out your city's local code!

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