. Since 1986, speaking for those who can't speak for themselves.


Law creates a registry of convicted animal abusers

Link to Registry:


Link Law: https://www.tn.gov/assets/entities/tbi/attachments/PC0413_-_Tennessee_Animal_Abuser_Registration_Act.pdf

The law places anyone convicted of animal abuse on a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation registry that anyone can see. They will remain on the list for two years for the first offense and five years for any additional convictions.

Animal Law
 On this site you will find a comprehensive repository of information about animal law, including:

         -over 1200 full text cases (US, historical, and UK)
         -over 1400 US statutes
         -over 60 topics and comprehensive explanations
         -legal articles on a variety of animal topics
         -a collection of international Articles and Laws.
Nashville-Davidson County Animal Ordinances
Tennessee Animal Laws

Legislators & Legislation:

Tennessee General Assembly
 Find/Contact your Senator, Representative; Senate/House/Joint Committee Members; Senate/House Schedules and Calendars

 Nashville-Davidson County Council
 Find/Contact your Council Member; Council Meetings Schedule

 Tennessee Spay/Neuter Law/Public Chapter 615
 State law requires that animals adopted from shelters be spayed/neutered. If they are too young, then a deposit is paid to the shelter to  ensure that adopted dogs/cats are spayed/neutered. If deposits are not reclaimed, then it forfeits to the shelter.​

Laws regarding Animal Welfare and Links to the Legislators