§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.