U.S. State Rankings for Animal Laws

Colorado

2018 U.S. State Rankings for Animal Protection Laws

Overall Rank: #4 (Top Tier)
  • + Veterinarians must report suspected animal cruelty, and have immunity for doing so
  • + Court may order pre-conviction forfeiture of cruelly treated animals
  • + Mandatory mental health evaluation/treatment for convicted offenders
  • - No statutorily authorized post-conviction possession bans
  • - No court-calendar priority when animals are in custody

Select Provisions

Adequate definitions/standards of basic care
Increased penalties for repeat abusers and/or animal hoarders
Court may restrict ownership of animals after a conviction
Mandatory forfeiture of animals upon conviction
Courts may order pre-conviction forfeiture of abused animals

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2018 Rank

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