Does animal abuse count towards a valid ahelp?

Is it an ahelpable offense if someone decides to just out of the blue kill or abuse an animal on the station, Mice being one thing. im talking more along the line of named animals so for lack of a better word pets

Yes, see the clarification for how escalation rules apply to animals:

There’s a different standard than for humans but you can’t just randomly kill pets as a non-antag