Animal cruelty and neglect are serious criminal offenses.
Each owner shall provide for each of their companion animals:
- Adequate food and water
- Adequate shelter that is properly cleaned
- Adequate space in the primary enclosure for the particular type of animal depending on its age, size, species, and weight
- Adequate exercise
- Adequate care, treatment, and transportation
- Veterinary care when needed or to prevent suffering or disease transmission
Do not hesitate to report any violation. Animals cannot speak for themselves. If you suspect or witness animal cruelty or neglect, please call the Prince George County non-emergency police dispatch at (804) 733-2770.