The Animal Legal and Historical Center at Michigan State University College of Law website is a gold mine of information about laws pertaining to wildlife, farm animals, and pets written in plain English. Hundreds of laws are covered - including some in Europe and Australia. Some topics are issues many people probably never think about, such as custody of a pet in divorce cases. Here are links to laws that can affect pet parents, which I will update as I read more. These are basic introductions with tabs for all the details.



Animal rights:
https://www.animallaw.info/intro/animal-rights

Veterinary malpractice:
https://www.animallaw.info/intro/veterinary-malpractice

Disasters that require evacuation of people and pets:
https://www.animallaw.info/intro/sta...-laws-and-pets

Fostering and pet rescues:
https://www.animallaw.info/intro/law...panion-animals

Feral cat issues:
https://www.animallaw.info/intro/feral-cats
https://www.animallaw.info/intro/feral-cat-legal-issues

Spay and neuter mandates:
https://www.animallaw.info/intro/sta...nd-neuter-laws

Compesnsation for wrongful death or injury to a pet:
https://www.animallaw.info/intro/pet...animal-damages

Limits on number of pets per household:
https://www.animallaw.info/intro/dog...r-restrictions

Custody of pets in divorces:
https://www.animallaw.info/intro/custody-pets-divorce

Including pets in your will or trust:
https://www.animallaw.info/intro/wills-and-trusts

Commercial breeding and puppy mills:
https://www.animallaw.info/intro/com...nd-puppy-mills

Selling animals at pet stores:
https://www.animallaw.info/intro/sal...ail-pet-stores

Breed specific legislation:
https://www.animallaw.info/intro/bre...egislation-bsl

Dangerous dogs:
https://www.animallaw.info/intro/dog-bite-laws

Leash requirements:
https://www.animallaw.info/intro/dog-leash-laws

Impounding dogs:
https://www.animallaw.info/intro/dog-impound-laws