Laws relating to animals can vary widely from state to state. To enable you to find your state's laws quickly and easily, the ASPCA has partnered with the Michigan State University College of Law's Animal Legal & Historical Center to share its online database of animal-related laws, and their penalties, from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. This database is updated and expanded on a regular basis.
SPEAK UP FOR NEW YORK'S ANIMALS! Urge Governor Cuomo To Strengthen NY Animal Cruelty Laws! New York State is considering rewriting its animal cruelty laws so that such acts will fall under the penal code, dramatically increasing penalties & the number of cases that can be handled by the state. Dog fighting is rampant in NY! Passing this legislation would be a landmark for animal cruelty and deserves support! PLZ SIgn & Share whether or not a NY resident! Thanks!
Sen. Joe Fain holds his dog, Waffles, as Gov. Jay Inslee signed in May a bill Fain sponsored that expanded the state's animal cruelty laws in Olympia. The measure makes it a civil offense to lock an animal in a car or enclosed space in dangerous conditions, like extreme heat or cold. The FBI will begin tracking cases of animal cruelty nationally in 2016.