Disaster & Cruelty

Sample Documents for Cruelty Cases

If you are called upon to assist in an animal cruelty case in your community, these tools can help you accurately document and present information often crucial to a successful prosecution. From identifying animals in large-scale seizures to inventory and evidence logs to histology and necropsy forms, these free downloads – which you can customize for your agency – were prepared or reviewed by Dr. Robert Reisman, Supervisor of Forensic Sciences for the ASPCA’s Anti-Cruelty Group.

Sample Evidence Collection and Documentation Forms

Sample Veterinary Forensic Forms

Skin, Hair and Claw Conditions for Cats

Skin, Hair and Claw Conditions for Dogs

Documentation for Evaluations and Necropsies

Sample Identification Protocol

More Lifesaving Resources

The ASPCA's Field Investigations and Response unit travels the country all year-round, fighting cruelty at the source, rescuing animals and helping bring abusers to justice. Do you need FIR's help with investigation or prosecution support? Are you interested in becoming a Response Partner or volunteering as an individual? Here's everything you need to know.