Local and State Laws

Animal Cruelty, Ownership and Liability Issues:

Arizona Revised Statues 3-1310: Abandonment of animal at boarding facility or veterinarian facility
Arizona Revised Statutes 11-1013: Establishment of county pounds; impounding and disposing of dogs and cats; reclaiming impounded dogs and cats; pound fees
Arizona Revised Statutes 11-1021: Proper care, maintenance and destruction of impounded animals
Arizona Revised Statutes 11-1023: Unauthorized release of animals; classification; damages
Arizona Revised Statutes 11-1024: Service animals; rights of individuals with disabilities; violation; classification; definitions
Arizona Revised Statutes 11-1025: Liability for dog bites
Arizona Revised Statutes 13-2910: Cruelty to Animals; Interference with Working or Service Animals; Classifications; Definitions
Arizona Revised Statutes 13-2910.01: Dog Fighting; Classification
Arizona Revised Statutes 13-2910.02: Presence at a dog fight
Arizona Revised Statutes 13-2910.03: Cock Fighting; Classification
Arizona Revised Statutes 13-2910.04: Presence at a cock fight
Arizona Revised Statutes 13-2910.05: Exempt activities
Arizona Revised Statutes 13-2910.06: Defense to cruelty to animals and bird fighting
Arizona Revised Statutes 13-2910.07: Cruel and inhumane confinement of a pig during pregnancy or of a calf raised for veal
Arizona Revised Statutes 13-2910.08: The humane treatment of farm animals fund
Arizona Revised Statutes 13-3601: Domestic Violence
Arizona Revised Statutes 13-1411: Bestiality; Classification; Definition

Roadside Animal Sales:
Arizona Revised Statutes 44-1799.71: Unlawful public sale of animals; civil penalty; definitions
Pima County Code, 6.04.170: Sale of animals at swap meets and public property prohibited
City of Tucson Code, Sec. 4-8: Sale of animals at swap meets and public property prohibited, etc.

Pet Dealers (Puppy Lemon Law):
44-1799 Definitions
44-1799.01 Initial veterinary examination
44-1799.02 Information statement; purchaser rights; notice
44-1799.03 Record keeping
44-1799.04 Animal care requirements; violation; classification
44-1799.05 Purchaser remedies for sale of unfit cats or dogs; requirements; exceptions
44-1799.06 Contested actions; procedures
44-1799.07 Presumption of illness
44-1799.08 Civil penalties
44-1799.09 Applicability to other laws; waiver of rights
44-1799.10 Pet stores; pet dealers; prohibitions on dog and cat purchases; recordkeeping
44-1799.11 Pet dealer regulation; state preemption

Mandatory Reporting for Veterinarians:
Arizona Revised Statutes 32-2239: Mandatory reporting of animal cruelty by veterinarians

Chapter 6: Animals

City of Tucson Code Chapter 4: Animals and Fowl (select Chapter 4 under PART II TUCSON CODE)

Select Title 6: Animal Control

Select Title 6: Animal Control