Animal Laws

City of Oxford

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State of Mississippi Animal Statutes

Section 41-53-1 Rabies Inoculation of dogs and cats required
First offense - $5 fine
Second offense - $25 fine
Third+ offense - $50 fine

Section 41-53-7 Rabies Tags required to be worn at all times
First offense - $5 fine
Second offense - $25 fine
Third+ offense - $50 fine

Section 97-41-1 Living creature not to be cruelly treated

Section 97-41-2 Authority to seize maltreated, neglected, abandoned animals

Section 97-41-5 Carrying creature in a cruel manner

Section 97-41-7 Confining creatures without food or water

Section 97-41-9 Failure of owner or custodian to provide sustenance

Section 97-41-11 Fighting animals or cocks

Section 97-41-15 Malicious or mischievous injury to livestock

Section 97-41-16 Malicious or mischievous injury to dog

Section 97-41-17 Poisons; administering to animals

Section 97-41-19 Dog fights

Section 97-41-21 Harassment of guide dogs

Section 97-41-23 Injury and killing of public service animals