Florida - Animal Abuse Resources for Veterinarians

Last updated June 2015

The material provided below is a periodically updated summary. Legal requirement may change at any time so it is imperative that you follow the links provided to the current law or statute relating to animal abuse reporting by veterinarians. The absence of specific legal requirements or protections relating to veterinarians should not be taken as an exemption from the responsibility to report abuse which may exist under other non-veterinarian-specific legislation, regulations or professional guidelines. [Back to Map].

Covered person: not specified
Animal Abuse Reporting is: not specified
Reportable Offenses: cruelty
(828-12 1-2)
Good Faith Reporting has: immunity
"immune from a lawsuit for his or her part in an investigation of cruelty to animals." (828-12 3)
Report to: not specified
Sources: The 2009 Florida Statutes Title XLVI. CHAPTER 828 ANIMALS: CRUELTY; SALES; ANIMAL ENTERPRISE PROTECTION 828.12 Cruelty to animals.