Criminal offenses relating to animals

Criminal offenses relating to animals

Here is a list of some of the offenses you can be criminally held responsible for:

  • Harboring a non-immunized dog
  • neglect or abandonment of an animal
  • purchase or possession of animals for fighting contests
  • promoting an animal fighting contest
  • attending an animal fighting contest
  • cruelty to a law enforcement animal
  • cruelty to a service animal
  • cruelty to a search and rescue animal
  • beating, torture or mutilation of an animal
  • removal of trained attack dog vocal chords
  • electrocution or decompression of animals.

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