U.S. State Rankings for Animal Laws


2019 U.S. State Rankings for Animal Protection Laws

Overall Rank: #23 (Middle Tier)
  • + Wide range of care standards/requirements including food, water, shelter, care, and space
  • + Mandatory post-conviction possession ban
  • - No felony provisions for animal neglect or abandonment
  • - Other agencies or departments are not required to report suspected animal cruelty
  • - Definition of “animal” is limited

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