CODE OF 1987
TITLE 5. CRIMINAL OFFENSES
SUBTITLE 6. OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY, OR WELFARE
CHAPTER 62. ANIMALS
SUBCHAPTER 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS
5-62-101. Cruelty to animals
A. A person
commits the offense of cruelty to animals if, except as authorized
by law, he or she knowingly:
- (2) Subjects
any animal to cruel mistreatment;
- (3) Subjects
any animal in his or her custody to cruel neglect; or
- (4)Kills or injures any animal belonging to another without
legal privilege or consent of the owner.
to animals is a Class A misdemeanor.
C.(1) In addition to all other penalties provided by law, the court
may order any person found guilty of cruelty to animals to receive
a psychiatric or psychological evaluation, and if determined appropriate,
psychiatric or psychological counseling or treatment.
(2) The cost of any evaluation, counseling, or treatment may be
ordered paid by the defendant up to the jurisdictional limit of
D. If the person pleads guilty or nolo contendere to or is found
guilty of cruelty to animals, the court may assign custody of the
abused animal or animals to a society which is incorporated for
the prevention of cruelty to animals.
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