In Nevada, a knowing, purposeful or reckless course of conduct intended to harass the other such as injuring or killing an animal, is included in their definition of Domestic Violence. A victim can then get a Protection Order and enjoin the adverse party from physically injuring, threatening to injure or taking possession of any animal that is owned or kept by the applicant or minor child, either directly or through an agent.
33.018. Acts which constitute domestic violence
1. Domestic violence occurs when a person commits one of the following acts against or upon his spouse, former spouse, any other person to whom he is related by blood or marriage, a person with whom he is or was actually residing, a person with whom he has had or is having a dating relationship, a person with whom he has a child in common, the minor child of any of those persons, his minor child or any person who has been appointed the custodian or legal guardian for his minor child:
(a) A battery.
(b) An assault.
(c) Compelling the other by force or threat of force to perform an act from which he has the right to refrain or to refrain from an act which he has the right to perform.
(d) A sexual assault.
(e) A knowing, purposeful or reckless course of conduct intended to harass the other. Such conduct may include, but is not limited to:
(5) Destruction of private property.
(6) Carrying a concealed weapon without a permit.
(7) Injuring or killing an animal.
(f) A false imprisonment.
(g) Unlawful entry of the other's residence, or forcible entry against the other's will if there is a reasonably foreseeable risk of harm to the other from the entry.
2. As used in this section, "dating relationship" means frequent, intimate associations primarily characterized by the expectation of affectional or sexual involvement. The term does not include a casual relationship or an ordinary association between persons in a business or social context.
Added by Laws 1985, p. 2283. Amended by Laws 1995, p. 902; Laws 1997, p. 1808; Laws 2007, c. 40, § 1; Laws 2007, c. 318, § 5.
33.030. Contents of order; interlocutory appeal
1. The court by a temporary order may:
(a) Enjoin the adverse party from threatening, physically injuring or harassing the applicant or minor child, either directly or through an agent;
(b) Exclude the adverse party from the applicant's place of residence;
(c) Prohibit the adverse party from entering the residence, school or place of employment of the applicant or minor child and order the adverse party to stay away from any specified place frequented regularly by them;
(d) If it has jurisdiction under chapter 125A of NRS, grant temporary custody of the minor child to the applicant;
(e) Enjoin the adverse party from physically injuring, threatening to injure or taking possession of any animal that is owned or kept by the applicant or minor child, either directly or through an agent;
(f) Enjoin the adverse party from physically injuring or threatening to injure any animal that is owned or kept by the adverse party, either directly or through an agent; and
(g) Order such other relief as it deems necessary in an emergency situation.
2. The court by an extended order may grant any relief enumerated in subsection 1 and:
(a) Specify arrangements for visitation of the minor child by the adverse party and require supervision of that visitation by a third party if necessary;
(b) Specify arrangements for the possession and care of any animal owned or kept by the adverse party, applicant or minor child; and
(c) Order the adverse party to:
(1) Avoid or limit communication with the applicant or minor child;
(2) Pay rent or make payments on a mortgage on the applicant's place of residence;
(3) Pay for the support of the applicant or minor child, including, without limitation, support of a minor child for whom a guardian has been appointed pursuant to chapter 159 of NRS or a minor child who has been placed in protective custody pursuant to chapter 432B of NRS, if the adverse party is found to have a duty to support the applicant or minor child;
(4) Pay all costs and fees incurred by the applicant in bringing the action; and
(5) Pay monetary compensation to the applicant for lost earnings and expenses incurred as a result of the applicant attending any hearing concerning an application for an extended order.
3. If an extended order is issued by a justice court, an interlocutory appeal lies to the district court, which may affirm, modify or vacate the order in question. The appeal may be taken without bond, but its taking does not stay the effect or enforcement of the order.
4. A temporary or extended order must specify, as applicable, the county and city, if any, in which the residence, school, child care facility or other provider of child care, and place of employment of the applicant or minor child are located.
5. A temporary or extended order must provide notice that a person who is arrested for violating the order will not be admitted to bail sooner than 12 hours after the person’s arrest if:
(a) The arresting officer determines that such a violation is accompanied by a direct or indirect threat of harm;
(b) The person has previously violated a temporary or extended order for protection; or
(c) At the time of the violation or within 2 hours after the violation, the person has:
(1) A concentration of alcohol of 0.08 or more in the person’s blood or breath; or
(2) An amount of a prohibited substance in the person’s blood or urine that is equal to or greater than the amount set forth in subsection 3 of NRS 484C.110.
Added by Laws 1985, p. 2284. Amended by Laws 1995, p. 219; Laws 2001, c. 268, § 2; Laws 2007, c. 40, § 2; Laws 2007, c. 276, § 1; Laws 2007, c. 318, § 6.