spcaLA Law Enforcement Division, Since 1877
The Malicious and intentional maiming, mutilating, torture, wounding or killing of an animal.
Depriving animal of food, water, or shelter; causing unnecessary suffering.
Intentional maiming or killing of an endangered species.
Cruel or inhumane transportation of animal(s).
Fighting animals and birds (excludes dogs).
Training animals to fight, or being present at a fight.
Authority for warrantless arrests at animal fighting exhibition.
Possession of implements for fighting birds.
Possession of gamecocks for fighting purposes.
Operation of a pet shop(s) and sale of sick animals.
Confinement of animals in such a manner that may become entangled or injured; or without access to food, water or shelter.
Permitting animals to go without care: Veterinary care for animals.
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