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Local Laws

Being educated on the laws protecting companion animals makes you better-equipped to advocate for animals. It can also help you understand what kinds of cases we may and may not be able to prosecute.


State of Tennessee

Relevant section: Title 39 – Criminal Offenses > Chapter 14 – Offenses Against Property > Part 2 – Animals


Shelby County Ordinances

Relevant section: Chapter 4 – Animals


City of Memphis Ordinances

Relevant section: Title 8 – Animals

City of Memphis Spay/Neuter Ordinance


City of Bartlett Code of Ordinances – Animal Control


City of Germantown Code of Ordinances 

Relevant section: Chapter 5 – Animals


City of Collierville Code of Ordinances

Relevant section:  Title IX – General Regulations > Chapter 94 – Animals


Memphis Shelby County Building and Construction Code Enforcement

Relevant section: Special Regulations, Chapter 15, Plumbing Code Local Amendment 1507.2 Dog stands, animal, fowl, pets

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