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Report Animal Abuse

Besides prohibiting cruelty, the Nevada State Law requires that animals receive adequate food, fresh water and shelter from the elements. Effective October 1, 2009, dogs cannot be chained more than 14 hours out of a 24 hour day and a minimum of a 12 foot chain must be used.

If you witness a case of animal abuse/neglect/chaining please report it to the Animal Control agency in your jurisdiction. Before calling, have the exact address of the abuse case, the party's name if possible and any facts pertinent to the case, including the date and time the abuse took place. Take photos or video of the abuse/neglect/chaining. See the following for the various animal control offices in the Las Vegas area:

  • Clark County          702-455-7710

  • Las Vegas              702-229-6444

  • Henderson             702-267-4970

  • North Las Vegas    702-633-9111

  • Boulder City           702-293-9283

NRS 574.053 (2) Any person, law enforcement agency, society for the prevention of cruelty to animals or animal control agency that willfully releases data or information concerning the identity of a person who made a report pursuant to subsection 1, except for the purposes of a criminal investigation or prosecution, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

On May 5, 2021 – The City of Las Vegas passed the ordinance to strengthen their animal cruelty laws to give broader protection for pets in hot weather. A summary of the changes:

       Cooling devices when the temperature is expected to exceed 105 degrees
       (misters, swamp coolers, or air conditioners)

       No animal is tethered, tied, or restrained for more than 10 hours in a 24-hour period

       No animal can be tethered during a National Weather Service heat advisory

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