U.S. State Rankings for Animal Laws


2019 U.S. State Rankings for Animal Protection Laws

Overall Rank: #13 (Top Tier)
  • + Wide range of care standards/requirements including food, water, shelter, care, and space which are thoroughly defined
  • + Felony provisions for cruelty, neglect, fighting, abandonment, and sexual assault
  • + Protection orders may include animals
  • - Other agencies or departments are not required to report suspected animal cruelty
  • - Vague or poorly defined sexual assault of animals law

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