Animals and Animal Husbandry
R.I. Gen. Laws § 4-19-11
§ 4-19-11. Mistreatment of animals.
Failure of any person, firm, or corporation, licensed or registered, under the provisions of this chapter, to adequately house, feed, and water animals in his or her possession or custody, as delineated in any rules and regulations promulgated under the authority of this chapter, shall constitute a misdemeanor, and the person, firm, or corporation shall be subject to a fine of not more than one hundred dollars ($100) per animal; and forfeiture of the animal(s); and revocation of license and/or certificate after a public hearing. Any animals that are suspected of being mistreated may be seized by the state veterinarian to ensure adequate welfare pursuant to § 4-1-31(f) with the cost of care for the aforementioned animals to be determined in the manner prescribed by that section.
History of Section.
P.L. 1972, ch. 46, § 1; P.L. 2016, ch. 488, § 1; P.L. 2016, ch. 490, § 1.