These comparative tables of laws are used to summarize an area of the law across all fifty states. The important aspects of each state's law are broken down into columns that can be viewed in the table. Topics range from state laws on dog tethering to reporting of animal cruelty to regulation of commercial pet breeders. Each table has a link that goes to the actual law from each state. This page will keep growing as new comparative tables are added.
Comparative Laws Across the U.S.
Below is a list of topics for which a comparative table of laws has been completed. The comparative tables describe state laws concerning these topics with links to the text of the laws. More tables are in development, so check back frequently to see what has been added.
Animal Cruelty Issues
New! Dangerous Dog Laws
|Dog Bite Strict Liability Laws|
|2011 Amendments to State Laws|
|Ballot Measures, Propositions, and Citizen Initiatives (1998 to Present)|