U.S. State Rankings for Animal Laws


2018 U.S. State Rankings for Animal Protection Laws

Overall Rank: #26 (Middle Tier)
  • + Veterinarians must report suspected animal cruelty, and have immunity for doing so
  • + Animals may be included in protection orders
  • - No statutorily authorized post-conviction possession bans
  • - No statutorily authorized sentencing to mental health evaluation or treatment
  • - Care requirements/standards are not well defined

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