No person shall beat or otherwise injure or misuse a horse or other animal to an immoderate, cruel, or unnecessary degree.  No person shall leave or cause to be left any wounded, maimed, diseased, or worn out horse or mule on any street, alley, or lot, or on the commons, to die a lingering death.  No person shall leave a horse or other animal fastened out in the open, exposed to severe cold or intense heat for an unnecessary length of time.
('83 Code, § 90.01)  Penalty, see § 90.99
Statutory reference:
   Cruelty to animals in the second degree, a  misdemeanor, see KRS 525.130