U.S. State Rankings for Animal Laws

Tennessee

2018 U.S. State Rankings for Animal Protection Laws

Overall Rank: #25 (Middle Tier)
  • + Other agencies or departments have a duty to report suspected animal cruelty
  • + Animals may be included in protection orders
  • - Veterinarians are not required to report suspected animal cruelty
  • - Care requirements/standards are not well defined
  • - Felony-level cruelty provisions only apply to select species

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