U.S. State Rankings for Animal Laws


2019 U.S. State Rankings for Animal Protection Laws

Overall Rank: #30 (Middle Tier)
  • + Veterinarians must report suspected animal cruelty
  • + Has “Good Samaritan” law allowing civilians to rescue animals left unattended in cars
  • - No felony provisions for neglect, abandonment, or sexual assault of an animal
  • - No statutorily authorized sentencing to mental health evaluation or treatment
  • - Definition of “animal” is limited

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