Protective Order for Pets

New legislation protects four-legged family members.

The Texas House on Thursday voted to extend protective orders in domestic violence cases to include four-legged family members.

The bill would make it a first-degree felony punishable by up to a year in jail to threaten, harm or interfere with a pet owned by a person under a protective order or their family.

Representatives unanimously approved the measure, sending it to the Senate.

Contact Us