Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 821.021

In this subchapter:


“Cruelly treated” includes tortured, seriously overworked, unreasonably abandoned, unreasonably deprived of necessary food, care, or shelter, cruelly confined, caused to fight with another animal, or subjected to conduct prohibited by Section 21.09 (Bestiality), Penal Code.


“Nonprofit animal welfare organization” means a nonprofit organization that has as its purpose:


the prevention of cruelty to animals; or


the sheltering of, caring for, and providing homes for lost, stray, and abandoned animals.


“Owner” includes a person who owns or has custody or control of an animal.
Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 678, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989.
Amended by:
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1278 (H.B. 963), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2011.
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 739 (S.B. 1232), Sec. 6, eff. September 1, 2017.

Source: Section 821.021 — Definitions, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­821.­htm#821.­021 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 821.021’s source at texas​.gov