Pets in protective orders

Animals in Domestic Violence Restraining Orders: AK

By Alaska, Policy

ALASKA allows domestic violence protective orders to include pets. In addition, federal law includes the crime of stalking and actions that make the victim fear that the stalker will hurt the victim’s pet, service or emotional support animal, or horse (18 U.S.C. § 2261A (2019)). As per the Animal Legal & Historical Center website1, Summary: In 2016, the State of…

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