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15.14.15.00.htm 15.14.15.00. Title 15 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Subtitle 14 BOARD OF VETERINARY MEDICAL EXAMINERS Chapter 15 Animal Cruelty Reporting Authority: Agriculture Article, ยง2-304 and 2-310, Annotated Code of Maryland
15.14.15.01.htm 15.14.15.01. 01 Purpose.. The purpose of this chapter is to protect animals that are suspected to be victims of cruelty by encouraging veterinarians to report suspected animal cruelty, including animal fighting.
15.14.15.02.htm 15.14.15.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Animal cruelty" means:. a) Overdriving, overloading, torturing, tormenting, or cruelly beating an animal, depriving an animal of necessary sustenance, or causing, procuring, or authorizing these acts;b) Inflicting unnecessary suffering or pain upon an animal, or unnecessarily failing to provide an animal with nutritious food in sufficient quantity, necessary veterinary car
15.14.15.03.htm 15.14.15.03. 03 Reporting Procedure.. A. A veterinarian should do the following, if a case of suspected animal cruelty is presented:. 1) Note the condition of the animal upon presentation in the animal's treatment record;. 2) Note the basis for suspecting cruelty in the animal's treatment record; and. 3) Promptly report the suspected instance of cruelty, including animal fighting, to the appropriate local law enforcement or county animal control agency.B. The Board shall mainta
15.14.15.9999.htm 15.14.15.9999. Administrative History Effective date: February 17, 2003 (30:3 Md. R. 181).
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