Maine Revised Statutes

§1035. Necessary sustenance

No person owning or responsible for confining or impounding any animal may fail to supply the animal with a sufficient supply of food and water as prescribed in this section. [1987, c. 383, §4 (NEW).]

1. Food.  The food shall be of sufficient quantity and quality to maintain all animals in good health.
[ 1987, c. 383, §4 (NEW) .]
2. Water.  If potable water is not accessible to the animal at all times, it must be provided daily and in sufficient quantity for the health of the animal. Snow or ice is not an adequate water source.
[ 1999, c. 254, §22 (AMD) .]
3. Penalty.  Failure to provide a sufficient supply of food or water is a Class D crime.
[ 1999, c. 254, §23 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1987, c. 383, §4 (NEW). 1999, c. 254, §§22,23 (AMD).