505.12  CRUELTY TO DOGS AND CATS.
   No person shall cruelly, or needlessly beat, torture, torment, mutilate, kill or willfully deprive necessary sustenance, to any dog or cat, irrespective of whether such dog or cat be his or her own or that of another person.  No person shall impound or confine any such dog or cat in any place unprotected from the elements or fail to supply the same with a sufficient quantity of food and water, or abandon to die any maimed, sick or diseased dog or cat or be engaged in or employed at dogfighting, or putting one dog or cat to fight against another dog or cat or any similar cruelty to any dog or cat, or receive money for the admission of any person or use, train or possess a dog or cat for the purpose of seizing, detaining or maltreating any other dog or cat.  (WVaC 61-8-19a)