§7-10-4a. Reporting of animals abandoned, neglected or cruelly
(a) It is the duty of any licensed veterinarian and the right
of any other person to report to a humane officer any animal found,
reasonably known or believed to be abandoned, neglected or cruelly
treated as set forth in this article, and such veterinarian or
other person may not be subject to any civil or criminal liability
as a result of such reporting.
(b) Any person who, with force, assaults, resists, or impedes
any other person engaged in the reporting of abandoned, neglected
or cruelly treated animals as provided for in this section is
guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be
fined not less than two hundred fifty nor more than one thousand
dollars, or confined in the county jail not more than one year, or
both so fined and confined.