Tag Archives: Animal Law

Missouri law | Minimum care for animals

Animals have the same basic needs for survival as humans; food, water, and shelter. You’d think it a no-brainer, but alas, some people just haven’t experienced that “ah-ha” moment yet. We see evidence of this in the daily news.

So, for those of you still clueless or otherwise needing a refresher, I’ve taken the liberty of outlining the basic requirements for animal care for Missouri.

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Steve Svehla of Rough Road Rescue gets five years probation for felony stealing

On Aug. 11, 2017, Steve Svehla of Rough Road Rescue in Perry County Missouri, was jailed and charged with felony animal stealing. The charges stemmed from a drawn out legal battle over a dog Svehla had adopted out from his shelter several years ago. He pled not guilty.

Oct. 2, 2018 Svehla changed his plea to guilty of felony animal stealing. He was sentenced to a suspended imposition of sentence (SIS) and placed on probation for a period of five years under the supervision of the Board of Probation and Parole.

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