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Michigan State University College of Law: Animal Legal & Historical Web Center

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Professor David Favre - Editor-in-Chief.
Rebecca Wisch - Associate Editor
Ann Schultz - Assistant Editor 

Listed below are links to U.S. maps that provide specific state laws. Simply click on the link to reach a particular map of the fifty states. At the map, you may click on your state to view the state law for the topic. Please note that all states may not have a law for the specific topic. The maps are not meant to be a comprehensive source of all state laws, but rather are provided as an alternative launching point to learn more about these type of laws in each state.

Map of State Dog Laws Dog Laws

Map of State Cruelty Laws Cruelty Laws

Map of State Dog Fighting Laws Dog Fighting Laws

Map of State Assistance Animal/Guide Dog Laws Assistance Animal/Guide Dog Laws

Map of State Dog Bite Laws Dog Bite Laws

Map of State Dog Breeding Laws Dog Breeding Laws

Map of State Endangered Species Laws Endangered Species Laws

Map of Equine Activity Liability Statutes Equine Activity Liability Statutes

Map of States with Companion Animal (Pet) Trust Laws States with Companion Animal (Pet) Trust Laws

State Veterinary Practice Laws Veterinary Practice Laws


Humane Society

The Humane Society of The United StatesThe Humane Society of the United States is the nation's largest and most effective animal protection organization—backed by 11 million Americans, or one in every 28. Established in 1954, The HSUS seeks a humane and sustainable world for all animals—a world that will also benefit people. We are America's mainstream force against cruelty, exploitation and neglect, as well as the most trusted voice extolling the human-animal bond.

The Animal Protection Litigation section conducts precedent-setting legal campaigns on behalf of animals in state and federal courts around the country. With a staff of 13 lawyers located in Washington D.C., New York, San Francisco and Seattle, a network of over 1,000 pro bono attorneys and dozens of active cases, The HSUS has the largest Animal Protection Litigation program in the country.


Jacksonville Humane Society

Jacksonville Humane SocietyHere you will find the laws for you and your pets to observe while enjoying your neighborhood in the Jacksonville - Duval County areas.

The Jacksonville Humane Society is dedicated to providing the community with valuable programs, services and resources that relate to animal care. Whether it's providing education about animal welfare issues, offering pet behavior training, running elementary school outreach programs, or even just passing on helpful pet-related information—our goal is to make this site a valuable resource for everyone with people-pet relationships.