U.S. Jurisdictions With and Without Felony Animal Cruelty Provisions

Jurisdictions With Felony Animal Abuse Provisions
(Year First Enacted)

  1. Alabama (2000)
  2. Alaska (2008)
  3. Arizona (1999)
  4. Arkansas (2009)
  5. California (1988)
  6. Colorado (2002)
  7. Connecticut (1996)
  8. Delaware (1994)
  9. Florida (1989)
  10. Georgia (2000)
  11. Hawaii (2007)
  12. Idaho (2012)
  13. Illinois (1999)
  14. Indiana (1998)
  15. Iowa (2000)
  16. Kansas (2006)
  17. Kentucky (2003)
  18. Louisiana (1995)
  19. Maine (1999)
  20. Maryland (2001)
  21. Massachusetts (1804)
  22. Michigan (1994)
  23. Minnesota (2001)
  24. Mississippi (2011)
  25. Missouri (1994)
  26. Montana (1993)
  27. Nebraska (2002)
  28. Nevada (1999)
  29. New Hampshire (1994)
  30. New Jersey (2001)
  31. New Mexico (1999)
  32. New York (1999)
  33. North Carolina (1998)
  34. North Dakota (2013)
  35. Ohio (2003)
  36. Oklahoma (1887)
  37. Oregon (1995)
  38. Pennsylvania (1995)
  39. Rhode Island (1896)
  40. South Carolina (2000)
  41. Tennessee (2002)
  42. Texas (1997)
  43. Utah (2008)
  44. Vermont (1998)
  45. Virginia (1999)
  46. Washington (1994)
  47. West Virginia (2003)
  48. Wisconsin (1986)
  49. Wyoming (2003)
  50. South Dakota

Territories, Districts & Possessions:

District of Columbia (2001)
Guam (2011)
Puerto Rico (2004)
Virgin Islands (2005)

Jurisdictions Without Felony Animal Abuse Provisions

Territories, Districts & Possessions:

American Samoa
Northern Marianas

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