U.S. State Rankings for Animal Laws


2019 U.S. State Rankings for Animal Protection Laws

Overall Rank: #19 (Middle Tier)
  • + Animals may be included in protection orders
  • + Felony provisions for cruelty, neglect, abandonment, sexual assault, and fighting
  • - No provisions for pre-conviction forfeiture of abused animals
  • - Care requirements/standards are not well defined
  • - Veterinarians are not required to report suspected animal cruelty

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