Wisconsin - 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: veterinarian, operations that sell dogs or operate animal shelters
Animal Abuse Reporting is: mandatory
"shall report" (173.12.1, 173.41.13)
Reportable Offenses: animal fighting, breeding/shelter facilities that are believed to be mistreating dogs
(173.12.1, 173.41.13)
Good Faith Reporting has: not specified
Report to: local humane officer or to a local law enforcement agency
(173.12.1, 173.41.13, 173.03)
Sources: Wisconsin Statute Chapter 173. Animals; Humane Officers