Print this Page

Animal Law

We have divided the topic of Animal Law into Federal, State and Local.  Of most importance to West Virginia Animal Advocates is WV State Animal Code.  We have that code available in the WV State Animal Code Book which we update periodically.


WV Animal Law Books are available in the 2016 code revision.  The cost for the law books has increased to $10.00 since our first printing in 2008 due to the increased cost in printing the books.   HSUS has assisted with sponsorship of this printing.    Get additional copies to give out to those in your community who work with animal law.  Send check or order below.

P.O. Box 686
Elkins, WV 26241



Permanent link to this article:


Check out The Humane Society of the United States ( or The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ( for more information on Federal Legislation that impacts animals.  You can sign up for action alerts from both the HSUS or ASPCA to keep you posted. The most current congressional contact information is on …

View page »

WV State Animal Code

WV Animal Law Book 2016 Edition We are encouraged that so many counties are requesting the law book.    Thanks to HSUS for assisting with the printing of our first edition of this 2016 book.  HSUS has copies for distribution of the law book.    FOHO WV had to have an additional printing done.   FOHO WV …

View page »


Here is the Puppy Mill or Commercial Breeder’s Law information for you to provide to your county commissions, animal control officers and humane officers.  This was originally prepared by Summer Wyatt, HSUS WV Director and FOHO WV.  Since then, they have been altered by various counties to be used to fit their needs.   Both Kanawha …

View page »