A person is guilty of cruelty
to animals if they participate in any activity that causes injury or
death to the animal. Under Kentucky statute, animal owners must provide
adequate food, drink, space and health care for any animal in their
Keeping your dog outside chained or tethered is a bad idea. Dogs are
social animals that need interaction as part of your family. Living
at the end of a chain makes the dog an easy target for attack by other
animals, people or insects and may suffer from exposure to extreme temperatures.
The tether can become entangled and the dog can choke or strangle to
death. It is considered inhumane to keep a dog continuously chained
We recommend that all pets
be kept indoors with the family. This is the best way for them to become
well adjusted companions. If you are concerned about a dog that is frequently
tethered or left outside without proper shelter, food and water, please
call Jessamine County Animal Control at 859-881-0821.
They are available Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
You can help us keep Jessamine County animals safe and healthy. Report
all incidences of abuse, neglect or cruelty. All animals deserve humane
treatment in kind and loving homes.
Here is a link to county and state animal control ordinances: