Animal Bites are handled by law enforcement. For follow-up purposes, please ask who you are speaking to! Farm animals may also be reported.
Regulation of the treatment of animals takes place on the federal, state, and local level. Indiana state law prohibits cruelty, abandonment, and neglect of animals. Act of torture and physical abuse of an animal is a crime in Indiana. IC 35-46-3-12. Neglect or abandonment of an animal is a crime in Indiana. IC 35-46-3-7. A court may permanently confiscate animals that are abused or neglected. IC 35-46-3-6.
Regulation of the treatment of animals in Indiana is not limited to state laws, counties may regulate animals. Animal shelters and animal control agencies are local institutions usually overseen by city or county government or a nonprofit organization.