Map of Veterinary Reporting Laws for Animal Cruelty

Label code (short name, no spaces)Label descriptive nameColor (Hex code, e.g. #80BFB9)
Label-1State with no law#8C510A
state_nodutyState with no duty (only immunity provision)#D8B365
state_mandatoryState with mandatory reporting#01665E
state_voluntaryState with voluntary reporting#5AB4AC
Map data: 
StateURL (relative path, e.g. /statute/name-of-page)Label code (must match Label code from Label creation table)
Alabama/administrative/al-veterinarian-issues-professional-rules-conductstate_mandatory
AlaskaLabel-1
Arizona/statute/az-veterinary-chapter-21-veterinarians#s2239state_mandatory
Arkansas/statute/ar-cruelty-consolidated-crueltyanimal-fighting-laws#s109state_noduty
California/statute/ca-veterinary-medicine-chapter-11-veterinary-medicine-article-2-practice-provisions#s4830_5state_mandatory
Colorado/statute/co-veterinary-veterinary-practice-code#s121state_mandatory
ConnecticutLabel-1
DelawareLabel-1
Florida/statute/fl-cruelty-humane-slaughter-consolidated-cruelty-statuteshumane-slaughter-laws#s12state_noduty
Georgia/statute/ga-cruelty-chapter-11-animal-protection#s17state_voluntary
HawaiiLabel-1
Idaho/statute/id-cruelty-consolidated-cruelty-statutes#s3514Astate_noduty
Illinois/statute/il-cruelty-generally-consolidated-cruelty-statutes-humane-care-animals-act#sec70_3_07state_mandatory
Indiana/statute/veterinary-article-381-veterinarians#s4_8_5state_noduty
IowaLabel-1
Kansas/administrative/ks-veterinarian-issues-professional-conductstate_mandatory
KentuckyLabel-1
LouisianaLabel-1
Maine/statute/me-cruelty-consolidated-cruelty-statutes#s4018state_voluntary
Maryland/statute/md-veterinary-state-board-veterinary-medical-examiners#s304state_voluntary
Massachusetts/statute/ma-veterinary-registration-veterinarians#s58bstate_mandatory
Michigan/statute/mi-veterinary-chapter-333-health-public-health-code#s18827state_noduty
Minnesota/statute/mn-dog-consolidated-dog-laws#s346_36state_mandatory
Mississippi/statute/ms-veterinary-chapter-39-veterinarians#s87state_noduty
Missouri/administrative/mo-veterinary-20-csr-2270-6011-rules-professional-conductstate_mandatory
MontanaLabel-1
Nebraska/statute/ne-cruelty-article-10-offenses-against-animals#s1020state_mandatory
Nevada/statute/nv-cruelty-consolidated-cruelty-statutes#s053state_voluntary
New Hampshire/statute/nh-cruelty-cruelty-animals#s8state_noduty
New JerseyLabel-1
New MexicoLabel-1
New York/statute/ny-veterinary-article-135-veterinary-medicine-and-animal-health-technology#s14state_voluntary
North Carolina/statute/nc-cruelty-article-47-cruelty-animals#§%2014-360.1state_voluntary
North Dakota/statute/nd-cruelty-chapter-36-211-humane-treatment-animals#s14state_noduty
OhioLabel-1
Oklahoma/statute/ok-cruelty-animal-facilities-protection-actconsolidated-cruelty-laws#s16803state_mandatory
Oregon/statute/or-veterinary-chapter-686-veterinarians-veterinary-technicians#s442state_mandatory
Pennsylvania/administrative/pa-veterinary-issues-rules-professional-conductstate_mandatory
Rhode Island/statute/ri-cruelty-chapter-1-cruelty-animals#s37state_noduty
South CarolinaLabel-1
South DakotaLabel-1
TennesseeLabel-1
Texas/statute/tx-veterinary-chapter-801-veterinarians#s3585state_noduty
Utah/statute/ut-veterinary-chapter-28-veterinary-practice-act#s602state_noduty
Vermont/statute/vt-veterinary-chapter-44-veterinary-medicine#s2404state_noduty
Virginia/statute/va-veterinary-chapter-38-veterinary-medicine#s38121state_noduty
Washington/statute/wa-cruelty-chapter-1652-prevention-cruelty-animals#s330state_noduty
West Virginia/statute/wv-cruelty-consolidated-cruelty-statutes#s4astate_mandatory
Wisconsin/statute/wi-dog-consolidated-dog-laws#s173_12state_mandatory
WyomingLabel-1
Summary: This map links to laws related to reporting of animal cruelty by veterinarians. As of October 2016, the majority of U.S. states have laws that either mandate or allow reporting of suspected animal cruelty by veterinary professionals (about 21 states) OR have standalone laws that provide immunity for reporting of suspected cruelty (about 14). In most states with a mandatory or voluntary reporting law, a companion immunity provision is also provided. Such an immunity statute protects a veterinarian from any civil liability (and sometimes criminal) arising from the reporting of the abuse. Approximately 15 states have no laws that deal with veterinary reporting of cruelty or immunity for reporting suspected cruelty.