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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
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