Full Statute Name:  Code of Alabama. Title 13A. Criminal Code. Chapter 11. Offenses Against Order and Safety. Article 11. Cruelty to Dog or Cat.

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Primary Citation:  Ala. Code 1975 § 13A-11-241 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  December, 2014 Alternate Citation:  AL ST § 13A-11-241 Date Adopted:  2000
Summary:

In Alabama, a person commits the crime of cruelty to a dog or cat in the first degree if he or she skins a domestic dog or cat or offers for sale or exchange or offers to buy or exchange the fur, hide, or pelt of a domestic dog or cat. Cruelty to a dog or cat in the first degree is a Class C felony.

Statute Text: 


(a) A person commits the crime of cruelty to a dog or cat in the first degree if he or she intentionally tortures any dog or cat or skins a domestic dog or cat or offers for sale or exchange or offers to buy or exchange the fur, hide, or pelt of a domestic dog or cat. Cruelty to a dog or cat in the first degree is a Class C felony. A conviction for a felony pursuant to this section shall not be considered a felony for purposes of the Habitual Felony Offender Act, Section 13A-5-9 to 13A-5-10.1, inclusive.

(b) A person commits the crime of cruelty to a dog or cat in the second degree if he or she, in a cruel manner, overloads, overdrives, deprives of necessary sustenance or shelter, unnecessarily or cruelly beats, injuries, mutilates, or causes the same to be done. Cruelty to a dog or cat in the second degree is a Class A misdemeanor.

CREDIT(S)

(Act 2000-615, p. 1252, § 2.)

HISTORY

Effective date:

The act which added this section is effective August 1, 2000.

 

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