Fayette strengthens animal ordinance

Fayette County has revised its Code of Ordinances pertaining to animals to clarify certain definitions and allow for better prosecution of cruelty cases.

The Board of Commissioners approved the Chapter 6 revision 5-0 on Oct. 23, with input from the Fayette Humane Society and the county’s animal control department. The ordinance specifies what constitutes owners and related responsibilities, adds rabbits and goats to the list of domesticated animals, and more specifically defines unsanitary conditions and abandonment.

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