(A)   No owner shall fail to provide his animals with good and wholesome food and water, proper shelter and protection from the weather, veterinary care when needed to prevent suffering and with humane care and treatment. If any animal is restrained by a chain, leash, or similar restraint, such chain or restraint shall not be less than ten (10) feet in length and either on a swivel designed to prevent the animal from choking or strangling itself or else on a chain run. No person shall beat cruelly, ill treat, torment, overload, overwork, or otherwise chase any animal, or cause or permit any dog fight, cock fight or other combat between animals. No owner shall abandon an animal, abandonment consisting of leaving such animal for a period in excess of twenty-four (24) hours without providing for someone to feed, water, and check on the animal's condition. In the event that an animal is found so abandoned, the Office of Bullitt County Animal Control shall be informed, at which time the animal may be taken by said officer to the Bullitt County Animal Shelter in accordance with the ordinances of Bullitt County. In the event that an animal is so abandoned, the owner, rather than the person, if any, whom he has charged with the animal's care, shall be liable for citation for violation of this section.
   (B)   No person shall crop a dog's ears except a licensed veterinarian.
   (C)   No person shall place any poisonous substance which may be harmful to any animal as described herein in any location where it may be readily found and eaten by such animal.
(Ord. 2016-09, passed 4-4-16)