The Law considers the following to be acts of mistreatment or cruelty against domestic animals:
I.- Causing the death without the previous consent of a registered veterinary doctor;
II.- Mutilate, alter the fisical integrity or negatively modify their natural instincts;
III.- Deprive the animal from air, natural light, food, water, enough space, a shelter from the elements, medical care or a proper living space that goes according to their species;
IV.- Abandonement or mistreatment that may compromise their well being;
V.- Any act or omission thay may risk their life; or
VI.- Acts of zoofilia with domestic animals.

File your complaint at:

La Fiscalía General del Estado de Yucatán (laboran 24 horas los 365 días del año para recibir denuncias)
Km. 45.5, Periférico Poniente Polígono Susulá-Caucel Tablaje 20832, MÉRIDA, YUCATÁN. (Entre la Fábrica de Postes de Yucatán y Juan Pablo II); o

La Agencia de la Fiscalía General del Estado más cercana a tu domicilio:

AGENCIA 32 FIDEL VELÁZQUEZ Calle 61 S/N X 20 B Y 22 Fraccionamiento Fidel Velázquez, Mérida, Yuc.

AGENCIA 33 SAN JOSÉ TECOH II (PENAL) Calle 60 S/N X 147 Y 149 Col San Jose Tecoh II Mérida, Yuc.

AGENCIA 35 CORDEMEX Calle 53 S/N X 48 Y 50 Unidad Habitacional Cordemex, Mérida, Yuc.

AGENCIA 11 PROGRESO Libramiento Puerto de Abrigo. Progreso, Yuc.

AGENCIA 12 TEKAX Calle 48 S/N x 41 y 49 Col. Centro Tekax, Yuc.

AGENCIA 13 VALLADOLID Calle 41 # 181 x 34 Col. Centro Valladolid, Yuc.

AGENCIA 14 TICUL Calle 27 S/N x 22 y 24 Col. Centro Ticul, Yuc.

AGENCIA 15 TIZIMÍN Calle 30 S/N x 49-A Col San Jose Nabalam Tizimin, Yuc.

AGENCIA 16 MAXCANÚ Calle 17 S/N x 12 y 14 Col. Centro Maxcanú, Yuc.

AGENCIA 17 IZAMAL Calle 48 S/N x 31 y 33 Col. Centro Izamal, Yuc.

AGENCIA 24 MOTUL Calle 48 entre 29 y 27, Motul, Yuc.

AGENCIA 26 HUNUCMÁ Calle 30 Sin Núm. Col Guadalupe Hunucmá, Yuc.

AGENCIA 27 UMÁN Calle 18 # 84-C X 17 Y 19 Col. Centro Umán, Yuc.

*To ask for support from theSecretaría de Seguridad Pública al Tel. 066 or Telceltoll free 113

What's needed to file a complaint:

• ID (original and 2 copies).

• Describe the facts before the attorneys at the Agencia de la Fiscalía General del Estado, they will receive your statement, put it in paper, then you will sign it and they will give you a number of "Averiguación" so you can track the complaint.

• Complete address of the place where the animal abuse took or is taking place.

• Name of the person or business that is incurring in animal abuse. Alias or general descriptions are welcome.

• Any photos or video that you have available. They can be added later to the complaint.

• Names of witnesses. They will give you a date and time so they can give their declaration.

• If you called SSP, mention the date, hour and number of patrol car that was dispatched and if possible the name of the policemen that attended.

Afterwarsds it is very important that you keep track of your complaint.

The sanctions are:


• 3 months to 1 year in prison and 50 to 100 minimum wage fine.

• 6 months to 2 years in prison and 200 to 400 minimum wage fine, if the animal dies as a result of the abuse.

• If the abuser used methods that provoqued a great deal of suffering to the animal previous to his/her dead, the sanctions wil be increades in one half.