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This page is under construction. We will continue to add laws and ordinances regarding animals in Kentucky as we get more information. If you would like to submit KY ordinances and other info, please contact The KYAWA.

How to Report Animal Cruelty:

Animal cruelty is reported to the either the animal control officer or the sheriff. The ACO usually reports to the County Judge-Executive.

For County-Judge Executives and sheriffs:


contact the county judge-executive's office for the name and number of the ACO.

For horse abuse and livestock abuse cases:

Kentucky Department of Agriculture


Kentucky Horse Council


To report other problems in a boarding kennel, you can contact: American Boarding Kennel Association 1-877-570-7788

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