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AL - Ordinances - Article 4. General Police Powers


This set of statutes authorizes all cities and towns to enact local ordinances to prevent dangerous, unwholesome, or offensive conditions and to abate public nuisances.

AL - Ordinances - Article 5. Powers as to Health, Sanitation, and Quarantine


This set of laws authorizes all cities and towns to regulate animals and animal related conditions that pose a threat to the public health.

AL - Ordinances - Chapter 47. Powers, Duties, and Liabilities Generally. Article 4. General Police Powers.


This set of statutes authorizes all cities and towns to enact local ordinances to prevent dangerous, unwholesome, or offensive conditions and to abate public nuisances.

AL - Ordinances - Section 11-3A-2. Powers for Public Welfare, Health, and Safety; Authorization; Scope.


This statute authorizes each county commission to enact ordinances for the control of animals and animal nuisances.

AL - Public Nuisances - Chapter 10. Nuisances Menacing Public Health


This set of laws lists various animal-related actions and conditions that are considered nuisances per se because of their significant public health risks. In addition, it addresses the methods by which such nuisances may be abated, up to and including the destruction of property without compensation.

AL - Sterilization - Chapter 9. Sterilization of Dogs and Cats.


These statutes require animal shelters, animal control agencies, and humane societies to sterilize dogs and cats acquired from other animal shelters, animal control agencies, and humane societies.  For purposes of this statute, the term "sterilization" refers to the surgical removal of the reproductive organs of a dog or cat in order to render the animal unable to reproduce.  Adoptive animals must be sterilized by a licensed veterinarian before the animal is released to the new owner, or the new owner must enter into a written agreement with the facility certifying that sterilization will be performed by a licensed veterinarian within 30 days after acquisition of the animal or within 30 days of the sexual maturity of the animal. 

AL - Stock Laws - Article 2. Taking Up and Disposition of Animals Running at Large on State and Federal Aid Highways.


This set of Alabama laws concerns estrays (livestock running at large), the taking up of animals running on the highway, fencing requirements, and stock laws.

AL - Trust - § 19-3B-408. Trust for care of animal


Alabama's pet trust law was enacted in 2006. A trust may be created to provide for the care of an animal alive during the settlor's lifetime. The trust terminates upon the death of the animal or, if the trust was created to provide for the care of more than one animal alive during the settlor's lifetime, upon the death of the last surviving animal.

AL - Veterinarian Issues -Professional Rules of Conduct The following regulations represent the rules for professional conduct expected from Alabama veterinarians, including grounds for disciplinary action.
AL - Veterinary - Chapter 29. Veterinarians.


These are the state's veterinary practice laws.  Among the provisions include licensing requirements, laws concerning the state veterinary board, veterinary records laws, and the laws governing disciplinary actions for impaired or incompetent practitioners.

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