Animals and Animal Husbandry

Cruelty to Animals

SECTION 4-1-26

§ 4-1-26 Abandonment of animals.

If any person having possession and/or control of an animal abandons that animal on a street, road, highway or in a public place or on private property or from a motor vehicle, or in a dwelling or any other building or structure without providing for the care of that animal, he or she shall be punished in the manner provided in § 4-1-2 for each such offense. If this abandonment results in the death of the animal, the person shall be punished in the manner provided in § 4-1-5. Abandonment means the relinquishment of all right, title, claim, or possession of the animal with the intention of not reclaiming it or resuming its ownership or possession.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1966, ch. 176, § 1; P.L. 1996, ch. 329, § 1.)