LiveSafe: Mobile App to Report Animal Cruelty

LiveSafe is designed to help animals by letting you report abuse and neglect right from your phone. Your animal abuse crime tips will immediately alert your local law enforcement when animals are in need of help—and justice. Join forces with ALDF in protecting animals and stopping animal abusers! Here’s how it works:

In February 2013, the Animal Legal Defense Fund launched the first-ever animal abuse reporting app during our National Justice for Animals Week. Now, we’re partnering with LiveSafe to bring you even more easy-to-use features. With ALDF’s LiveSafe app you can help secure the legal justice animals deserve. If you previously downloaded the ALDF Crime Tips app, get our new LiveSafe app today!

Install LiveSafe and Connect to ALDF

First, install LiveSafe. If you are using an iPhone or other Apple device, install from iTunes:

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If you are using an Android device, install via the Google Play store:

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After installing, connect the app to the Animal Legal Defense Fund. When you open the app for the first time you will be asked if you want to “connect with and submit tips to” LiveSafe. Choose “Change”

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and type “Animal Legal Defense Fund” in the following prompt.

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That’s it! LiveSafe is now configured to report crimes against animals. Select a tip type to report a crime, and attach a photo or video along with your detailed observation.

How It Works

When you submit a tip, a GPS embedded text, photo, video, or audio report is sent to your local authorities via the LiveSafe app. If you live in a jurisdiction that is already connected with LiveSafe—many jurisdictions across the nation already are—then the tip goes direct to your local law enforcement. If your local authorities are not yet connected with the app, then the tip goes to a call center staffed with individuals who will quickly locate the appropriate local authorities and forward the tips to the correct contact for your jurisdiction. Because the app was built by the same developers who created an already-established national app for general crime reporting, there is already a well-established infrastructure in place that makes sure tips about animal abuse submitted through LiveSafe will quickly and seamlessly get to your local authorities.

LiveSafe has been downloaded by over 36,000 users, and community shelters are getting on board, too! The app is a unique resource for local humane societies and law enforcement. Groups like the Houston Humane Society, Vermont Humane Federation, Dutchess County SPCA, and Delaware SPCA are encouraging their communities to report animal cruelty using LiveSafe. Check out the Houston Humane Society’s website. If your organization is interested in partnering with us, please contact us at info@aldf.org.

Help the Animal Legal Defense Fund win the case against cruelty. Install LiveSafe today!

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