|IN - Assistance Animal - Assistance Animal/Guide Dog Laws||
|IN - Beech Grove - Title IX: General Regulations (Chapter 90: Animals)||
|IN - Bite - Indiana Dog Bite Laws||
|IN - Breeder - Article 21. Commercial Dog Breeder Regulation||
|IN - Breeders - Rule 1. Commercial Dog Breeder and Broker Registration||
|IN - Cruelty - Consolidated Cruelty Statutes||These Indiana statutes set forth the anti-cruelty laws. As used in this chapter, "animal" does not include a human being. Among the provisions include anti-neglect, anti-animal fighting, and anti-abuse provisions. A person having a vertebrate animal in the person's custody who recklessly, knowingly, or intentionally abandons or neglects the animal commits cruelty to an animal, a Class A misdemeanor. A person who knowingly or intentionally purchases or possesses an animal for the purpose of using the animal in an animal fighting contest commits a Level 6 felony. A person who knowingly or intentionally abuses a vertebrate animal commits cruelty to an animal, a Class A misdemeanor, which may become a Level 6 felony under described circumstances.|
|IN - Dog - Consolidated Dog Laws||
These Indiana statutes comprise the state's dog laws. Included are provisions on rabies, liability of owners for dog bites or damage to livestock, and taxation and registration laws, among others.
|IN - Dog Ordinances - Chapter 1. Liability for Dog Bites||This Indiana statute provides that the chapter related to dog bite law does not limit the power of an agency of the state or a political subdivision to adopt a rule or an ordinance that does not conflict with this chapter.|
|IN - Domestic Violence - 31-9-2-42 “Domestic or family violence”||This section of the Family Law Code defines "domestic or family violence" as "[a]busing (as described in IC 35-46-3-0.5), torturing (as described in IC 35-46-3-0.5), mutilating (as described in IC 35-46-3-0.5), or killing a vertebrate animal without justification with the intent to threaten, intimidate, coerce, harass, or terrorize a family or household member."|
|IN - Domestic Violence - 34-26-5-9 Ex parte orders; authority and jurisdiction of court; relief available||
This Indiana law allows a court to grant ex parte orders for protection in cases of domestic or family violence. Effective July 1, 2017, a court may grant a petitioner the exclusive possession, care, custody, or control of any animal owned, possessed, kept, or cared for by the petitioner, respondent, minor child of either the petitioner or respondent, or any other family or household member. Additionally, the court may prohibit a respondent from removing, transferring, injuring, concealing, harming, attacking, mistreating, threatening to harm, or otherwise disposing of an animal described in subdivision (5).