U.S. State Rankings for Animal Laws


2019 U.S. State Rankings for Animal Protection Laws

Overall Rank: #45 (Bottom Tier)
  • + Certain convicted offenders must undergo mental health evaluations or treatment
  • - Care requirements/standards are not well defined
  • - No felony provisions for animal neglect or abandonment
  • - No statutorily authorized post-conviction possession bans
  • - No statutory authority to allow protective orders to include animals

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