U.S. State Rankings for Animal Laws

North Carolina

2018 U.S. State Rankings for Animal Protection Laws

Overall Rank: #36 (Bottom Tier)
  • + Animal cruelty is an abatable civil nuisance
  • - Neglect laws do not include requirements for shelter, veterinary care, etc.
  • - Has an ag-Gag law
  • - No statutorily authorized sentencing to mental health evaluation or treatment
  • - No sentence enhancements for repeat animal abusers

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