§9-6-9a. Mandatory reporting suspected of animal cruelty by adult
protective service workers.
In the event an adult protective service worker, in response
to a report mandated by section nine of this article, forms a
reasonable suspicion that an animal is the victim of cruel or
inhumane treatment, he or she shall report the suspicion and the
basis therefor to the county humane officer provided under section
one, article ten, chapter seven of this code within twenty-four
hours of the response to the report.