U.S. State Rankings for Animal Laws


2019 U.S. State Rankings for Animal Protection Laws

Overall Rank: #28 (Middle Tier)
  • + Veterinarians are required to report suspected animal cruelty and have immunity for doing so
  • + Animals may be included in protection orders
  • - Care requirements/standards are not well defined
  • - No statutorily authorized post-conviction possession ban
  • - No statutorily authorized sentencing to mental health evaluation or treatment

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