§49-6A-2b. Mandatory reporting of suspected animal cruelty by child protective service workers.
In the event a child protective service worker, in response to a report mandated by section two 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.