Report an animal welfare concern

MPI takes animal welfare seriously. To report an animal welfare concern:

  • call us on 0800 00 83 33, or
  • fill out the form on this page.

For concerns about companion animals such as dogs, cats, or horses  call your local SPCA.


If you have concerns about dogs barking, wandering dogs, or stock on the road – call your local council.

Details of your concern

Compulsory fields are marked with *.

What type of animal is involved? *
What animal welfare concern did you witness? *
Do you know the name of the person or company in charge of the animal/s? *
Do you have supporting photos, documents, or videos that you are willing to provide? *
Your contact details (optional)

We may pass this information on to other agencies to investigate (such as the SPCA or local council). If you’ve provided your personal details, we will not share these with another investigating agency without your permission.


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