Mohave County, AZ (June 28, 2022) – There have been some updates in the Mohave County Animal Control Ordinance. The changes to the ordinance, which the Board of Supervisors adopted on June 20, 2022, go into effect this Friday, July 1st, 2022. It makes it a class 2 misdemeanor for anyone other than “the livestock’s owner or the owner’s agent to intentionally, knowingly or recklessly provide food or water to livestock in an open range” and for a dog owner to “negligently fail to prevent the dog from biting another person.” A class 2 misdemeanor is punishable by up to four months in jail and a fine of up to $750.00. A.R.S. §§ 13-707, 13-802.
The intentional, knowing or reckless provision of food or water to livestock in an open range will become a class 2 misdemeanor beginning Friday.