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May 05, 2021

We’ve strengthened our animal cruelty laws to help protect pets. The Las Vegas City Council has updated the city’s municipal code related to animal cruelty by requiring:

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

In addition, the court may prohibit anyone convicted of animal cruelty from owning an animal, living in a home where an animal is present, and working in a business where animals are present, for four years.

If an animal dies as a result of animal cruelty, the court will prohibit the defendant from owning an animal, living in a home where an animal is present, and working in a business where animals are present, for a minimum two years. 

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