U.S. State Rankings for Animal Laws

Massachusetts

2019 U.S. State Rankings for Animal Protection Laws

Overall Rank: #6 (Top Tier)
  • + Felony provisions for cruelty, neglect, fighting, abandonment, and sexual assault
  • + Mandatory post-conviction forfeiture
  • + Protection orders may include animals
  • - Care requirements are not well defined
  • - No statutorily authorized sentencing to mental health evaluation or treatment

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