Bill Summaries: S719 (2023-2024 Session)

  • Summary date: Apr 10 2023 - View summary

    Amends GS 14-360, concerning cruelty to animals, as follows. Expands upon the offense to also make it a Class 1 misdemeanor to deprive an animal of adequate shelter or adequate space or to cause any animal to be deprived of the same. Adds and defines the terms adequate shelter, adequate space, freedom of movement, extreme weather, and lawful hunt. Adds to the exclusions from the offense under the statute the use of a dog in a lawful hunt. Makes additional clarifying changes.  Effective December 1, 2023, and applies to offenses committed on or after that date.