The following common conditions, and any others listed which result in inhumane treatment of an animal is considered acts of cruelty. Cruelty: $500.00 fine (plus a $10.00 surcharge) and/or imprisonment for up to 60 days. Cruelly beating or inhumanely killing an animal No water, or unclean water No food, or unwholesome food No shelter, or insufficient shelter Short leash, or inability of the animal to get proper exercise or exchange of air Failure to properly treat an animal for debilitating medical conditions.Back to Top Page Last Edited: Thu Feb 2, 2012 9:54:49 AM
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