Animal Cruelty

What Are the Different Animal Cruelty Crimes in North Carolina?

In recent years, the North Carolina legislature has strengthened the animal cruelty statutes. Some actions construed to be cruelty to animals that were previously misdemeanors have now become felonies. Misdemeanor Cruelty to Animals To be charged with a misdemeanor under the NC animal cruelty statute, a person must intentionally overwork, wound, injure, torment, kill or…

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