Tethering/Chaining

Tennessee

TN Code § 39-14-202. Cruelty to Animals

  1. A person commits an offense who intentionally or knowingly:

  1. Fails unreasonably to provide necessary food, water, care or shelter for an animal in the person’s custody;

  1. A person commits an offense who knowingly ties, tethers, or restrains a dog in a manner that results in the dog suffering bodily injury as defined in § 39-11-106.

TN Code § 39-11-106. Title Definitions

  1. “Bodily injury” includes a cut, abrasion, bruise, burn or disfigurement, and physical pain or temporary illness or impairment of the function of a bodily member, organ, or mental faculty
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