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§ 97-17-51. Larceny; stealing dog Every person who shall feloniously steal, take and carry away any dog, the property of another, shall be subject to indictment therefor, and on conviction shall be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($ 500.00), or imprisoned in the county jail not more than six (6) months, or both, or imprisoned in the penitentiary not less than one year nor more than two years.
The laws will vary by state, but generally animals are treated as property so the laws are similar to theft of property. I have not seen anything that lists all of the state laws.
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