TN Code § 39-14-202. Cruelty to Animals
- A person commits an offense who intentionally or knowingly:
- Fails unreasonably to provide necessary food, water, care or shelter for an animal in the person’s custody;
- 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
- “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