Animal Cruelty can take on many forms, but at its most basic, it is:
- Deprivation of adequate food, water, shelter, veterinary care and overall living conditions.
- The animal is subjected to unnecessary torture, suffering or cruelty of any kind.
- The malicious injury, poisoning or killing of an animal.
- Animal abandonment.
Rhode Island’s animal cruelty laws can found under Title 4 of Rhode Island General Laws. You can visit the following link for more information. http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE4/INDEX.HTM