LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Nevada ranks in the top pet friendly states in the country.
A recent study from SafeWise ranks Nevada 11th friendliest state for pets.
ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) also recently commended Nevada lawmakers and Gov. Steve Sisolak for enacting critical animal protection measures to expand pet-friendly housing opportunities during the 2019 legislative session.
The new laws enacted in Nevada will now require housing units financed by the state to be pet-friendly.
The top five pet-friendly states according to the study are Orgeon, Colorado, Maine, California and Washington.
The least pet-friendly states according to the study are Iowa, Missouri, Wyoming, New York and Mississippi.
The study looked into the number of anti-abuse laws, veterinarians, and no-kill shelters in each state.
Pet-friendly restaurants, hotels, and activities were also factors in the rankings.