Humane Officer Investigations

Report a Problem

Please contact the Eau Claire County Humane Officer with your questions or concerns by calling (715) 839-4747 ext. 24. If calling after hours, please leave a message on the confidential voicemail. For immediate assistance, please call the Eau Claire County Communications Center at (715) 839-4972.

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.