Report Abuse & Neglect


Filing a Complaint
Tennessee Cruelty Law
Local Authorities


PLEASE NOTE: Time and confidentiality
restrict updates on complaints called in.
Many times educating the owner and
leading them in the right direction solves
the problem. Also many times we just
end up educating the complainant.



 Each day HHT receives complaints of equine abuse and neglect within our state. Hundreds of miles are logged checking out these complaints, and doing what we can with the resources we have. We are not "Animal Cops" and getting the animals in need help, isn't always easy. It takes everyone willing to get involved sometimes to help a horse in need. We encourage people to help us give a voice to these magnificent creatures that can not speak for themselves. Step up, call your local officials and let them know you expect your county to take a stand against animal abuse. Be willing to take that extra step, and be willing to testify if you feel you have information that would help an animal. Let them know HHT is here to offer support within their county and all they need to do is contact us.


To file a complaint with HHT, look for your county below and click on the button and fill out the form that will help us with necessary information to begin helping animals in need.

Anderson County          Blount County          Claiborne County

  Grainger County          Greene County            Jefferson County

Cocke County          Knox County          Loudon County

Monroe County          Morgan County         

 Sevier County      Sullivan       Union County

Because HHT is located in Knox County we are limited to the areas we can provide investigating agents for when complaints are filed. All counties in "RED" are counties we have built an affiliation with and can work very closely with them regarding equine issues. The other counties we have not been able to work into a working relationship with either due to lack of concern from county officials or because we haven't yet had the opportunity to meet with them with our "Hoof Beats Across Tennessee Campaign".

In counties not marked in "RED" please voice your concerns to the local sheriffs department and let them know that HHT is available to assist in anything they may need from training to transport and  housing. Still file your complaint through us so we'll have a record for later reference, also if you do not get any county help we will see what we can do from our end to help rattle a few cages, so to speak.

North East Carter , Claiborne, Johnson, Hamblin, Hawkins, Hancock, Washington, Unicoi

South East Bledsoe, Bradley, Grundy, Hamilton, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Polk, Rhea
                           Sequatchie, VanBuren

Cumberland Campbell, Cumberland, Fentress, Clay, Jackson, Overton, Pickett, Putnam

South Middle Bedford, Cannon, Coffee, Franklin, Lincoln, Marshall, Rutherford, Warren

North Middle Cheatum, Davidson, DeKalb, Macon, Robertson, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale
                            White, Wilson

West Tennessee Benton, Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dickson, Dyer, Fayette,
                           Gibson, Giles, Hardin, Hardeman, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Hickman,
                           Humphrey, Houston, Lake, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Lewis, Madison, Maury,
                           McNairy, Montgomery, Obion, Perry, Shelby, Stewart, Tipton, Wayne,
                           Weakley, Williamson



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