STATE & FEDERAL LAWS GOVERNING ANIMAL CARE AND HANDLING
It is important to note that animals can be classified broadly into two categories: privately owned and publicly owned. Livestock and companion animals are private property; they belong to individuals or entities and have an economic value that may require compensation if those animals are ordered destroyed. Wildlife, both game and non-game species, belongs to the people of the State of Michigan, and separate laws govern them. Federal and state laws govern how animals are cared for and handled. Some of the most important are:
Animal Industry Act
(Public Act 466 of 1988, MCL 287.701 et seq.)
Prevention, control, and eradication of infectious, contagious diseases, or toxicological contamination of livestock and domesticated animals; importation and movement requirements; indemnification in some cases.
Animals Running at Large
(Public Act 328 of 1976, MCL 433.11, et seq.)
Escaped livestock running at large.
Bodies of Dead Animals Act
(Public Act 239 of 1982, MCL 287.651 et seq.)
Disposal requirements for livestock.
(Public Act 426 of 1988, MCL 287.321)
Confinement and destruction of dangerous animals; penalties.
Dog Law of 1919
(Public Act 339 of 1919, MCL 287.261)
Licensing, regulating, destruction of dogs; payment for losses.
Good Samaritan Act
Michigan Penal Code
Michigan Public Health Code
(Public Act 368 of 1978, MCL 333.1101, et seq.)
Prevention and control of diseases impacting humans; license of veterinary medicine; use of controlled substances for animal euthanasia.
Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act
(Public Act 451 of 1994, MCL 324.101, et seq.)
Wildlife and habitat conservation and management, including taking, possession, and protection
Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act of 2006
Amends the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq. to ensure that State and local emergency preparedness operational plans address the needs of individuals with household pets and service animals following a major disaster or emergency.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
FDA & the Veterinarian
Animal Cruelty Statutes
US Animal Welfare Act
Attorney General Opinion on Equine Dentistry
BOARD OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
Michigan Board of Veterinary Medicine
Public Conduct at Meetings
Board of Veterinary Medicine - General Rules
Veterinary Technician Licensure
Information on Licensure
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Verify a License
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Renew Your License
Annual Controlled Substance Inventory
Exerpts from the Public Health Code Pertaining to Veterinarians and Controlled Substance Rules
Registration Requirements for the Use of Controlled Substances
Renew Your DEA License
Destruction of a Controlled Substance
ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Attorney General Rules Against Kennel Owners Giving Vaccines
Steps to be Certified
AVMA Listed Veterinary Colleges of the World
Contact the ECFVG
Medical Waste Regulatory Act & Regulations
Disposal Facilities Recommended by the State of Michigan
Medical Waste Registration Application
How to Dispose of Medical Waste