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12/03/04 - East Texas

Good Samaritan Law Also Applies to Animals

by Ramonica R. Jones

Animal cruelty is becoming a big problem in East Texas, but many people ignore it because they don't want to get involved. Just as it applies to humans, the Good Samaritan Law also applies to our four-legged friends.

If you see a malnourished animal, report it to authorities as soon as possible. If you don't report it, you're also contributing to animal cruelty, which could lead to that animal's death.

If you see an animal in poor health, it's not a good idea to feed it, especially if it's in someone's yard. It's better to talk to the homeowner or call authorities to report the neglect or abuse.

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