U.S. State Rankings for Animal Laws


2018 U.S. State Rankings for Animal Protection Laws

Overall Rank: #38 (Bottom Tier)
  • + Veterinarians must report suspected animal cruelty
  • - Care requirements are not well defined
  • - No felony provisions for animal abandonment
  • - Other agencies or departments are not required to report suspected animal cruelty
  • - No statutorily authorized sentencing to mental health evaluation or treatment

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