Animal Cruelty Task Force

The LAPD Animal Cruelty Task Force (ACTF) works closely with the Department of Animal Services, the Office of the City Attorney, and the public at large to protect animal victims and prevent the spread or escalation of this violence into the community. The ACTF’s mission is to break the connection between animal abuse and human violence by thoroughly investigating and prosecuting cases of abuse, cruelty, hoarding, neglect and blood sports like dog or cock fighting.