Cross-reporting of animal and child abuse
Researchers have studied and analyzed the link of animal abuse and domestic violence. Summary of state laws requiring cross reporting.
Animal Tethering Prohibitions
Several state laws and regulations address the issue of tethering companion animals, specifically dogs.
Depopulation refers to the large-scale rapid destruction of multiple animals in response to an emergency situation.
Pet trusts: Caring for a pet that outlives its owner
Many state laws provide for owners to ensure that their animal will be provided for properly after the owner dies.