Kentucky ranks last in animal protection laws

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- For the 12th consecutive year, Kentucky ranks last in the nation for its animal protection laws, according to an Animal Legal Defense Fund report.

The report states the Commonwealth has yet to pass strict laws pertaining to issues such as dog fighting and other forms of animal cruelty.

The Bowling Green-Warren County Humane Society is aware of the ongoing issues, and the shelter’s director, Lorri Hare, is ready to fight.

“It doesn’t stop us from fighting that fight everyday to do what we can and save as many lives as possible,” said Hare.

Hare said Bowling Green is a good community for animal care despite the state’s ranking. The Humane Society as a whole hopes to bring awareness to this issue, making Kentucky a better place for our furry friends.

“We’re very fortunate that we do have a great community, and the largest majority of ours have been taken care of. Hopefully people will see this and if they don’t realize that Kentucky is still ranked last, they’ll want to be part of that change,” said Hare.

The Animal Legal Defense Fund ranks Illinois as number 1 in animal protection laws. More information can be found at this site.