North Dakota - 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: licensed veterinarians
Animal Abuse Reporting is:

mandatory (87-05-02)

mandatory if animal is in custody because of alleged animal cruelty (36-21.2-10)

Reportable Offenses: inhumane treatment, animal fights, training events for fights (87-05-02)
Good Faith Reporting has: not specified
Report to: law enforcement, humane officers (87-05-02)
Sources:

Chapter 87-05-02. Unprofessional Conduct see page 16

Chapter 36-21.2 Treament of animals see page 5

Chapter 36-21.1. Humane treament of animals

Chapter 43-29. Veterinarians