Can I Be Punished If I Do Not Take Good Enough Care Of My Dog Or Other Animals?

Yes. Each county, city or town has the right to punish those who treat animals cruelly. Cruelty to animals can include failing to give them proper nourishment, abandoning them, abusing them or failing to treat them when they are ill.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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