Eau Claire County Humane Officer:
investigating animal cruelty.
Part of our work at the Eau Claire County Humane Association is to provide a strong voice for all animals; large and small, domestic and wild. ECCHA employs the Eau Claire County Humane Officer. The Humane Officer investigates and enforces the State of Wisconsin's animal welfare statutes and Eau Claire municipal animal ordinances. The Humane Officer receives hundreds of calls for service each year, the majority of which involve lack of food, water, and shelter.
Common signs of animal cruelty or neglect include:
Lack of grooming, like overgrown nails or matted fur
Basic needs not being met, such as lack of food, water, shelter, or vet care
Bruises and scarring on skin or visible signs of poor health
Being kept in unsanitary conditions or extreme temperatures
Malnourished appearance, including visible bones through hair
For assistance with a complaint, please contact the Humane Officer. Complaints and the names of complainants are kept confidential. We must have proper evidence and/or witnesses to successfully build a case for seizure and/or prosecution.
Please have the following available to provide to the Humane Officer:
Address and city where the violation is taking place
Date the violation occurred
Brief but specific account of the facts and circumstances involved
Your name and daytime phone number – the Humane Officer may need to follow up with you, and all information will remain confidential.