Louisiana - Animal Abuse Resources for Veterinarians

Last updated March 2018

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: Law Enforcement Officers or Government Employees
Animal Abuse Reporting is: Mandatory: Must report evidence of neglect or abuse of an animal
Reportable Offenses: Neglect or abuse
Good Faith Reporting has: Immunity
Report to: Law Enforcement Authority of the Governing Authority
Sources: Lousianna Statues. Title 14 see 14.102.1-102.27