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Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Creates Resource to Address Animal Welfare Concerns

Date: April 15, 2021
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Location: All zones

In response to recent incidents of concern in the City regarding animals and wildlife, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is announcing a new resource for the public to address animal welfare complaints and concerns. 

The Bureau has created a central email address where citizens and officers can send information or ask questions of its Animal Law Team.  

The email address is: The messages will go directly to Animal Law Team members within the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police. 

“We want to ensure that no concerns regarding the welfare and safety of the City’s animal population go unaddressed,” says Pittsburgh Police Lieutenant, Julie Stoops. 

From Public Safety Director, Wendell Hissrich, "Protecting pets and wildlife in our city is everyone's responsibility and reflects on who we are as Pittsburghers. Pittsburgh Police want to make it easy for citizens to give a voice to the voiceless by reporting any issues of concern about their welfare and safety so they can be addressed."

As always, all emergencies should be immediately reported to 9-1-1. 

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz