2018 U.S. State Rankings for Animal Protection Laws
- + Felony provisions for cruelty, neglect, abandonment, and fighting
- + Veterinarians must report suspected animal cruelty, and have immunity for doing so
- - Animals cannot be included in protection orders
- - Neglect laws do not include requirements for shelter, veterinary care, etc.
- - No statutorily authorized sentencing to mental health evaluation or treatment