(a) Minimum requirements for dogs. A of any dog which is kept outdoors or in an unheated shall provide the dog with and bedding as prescribed in M.S. § 343.40, as it may be amended fro time to time, and this section of this code as a minimum. The shall include a moisture-proof and windproof structure of suitable size to accommodate the dog and allow retention of body heat. It shall be made of durable material with a solid moisture-proof floor or a floor raised at least two inches from the ground. Between November 1 and March 31, the structure must have a windbreak at the entrance. The structure shall be provided with sufficient quantity of suitable bedding material consisting of hay, straw, cedar shavings, blankets or the equivalent, to provide insulation and protection against the cold and dampness and promote retention of body heat. Shade from the direct rays of the sun, during the months of June to September shall be provided.
(b) Minimum requirements for other than dogs. A of any which is kept outdoors or in an unheated shall provide a moisture-proof and windproof structure appropriate for the type of animal there housed, and shall be constructed in a workmanship-like manner to deter rodents and predators.
(c) Screening. Visual screening in the form of a fence or live evergreen plantings shall be provided where the for dogs or other is readily visible from abutting properties. A is readily visible if more than 50% of its horizontal length can be viewed from within a primary dwelling on an abutting lot.
(i) Fences shall screen the maximum amount of the possible while meeting other requirements of this code.
(ii) Live plantings shall screen a minimum of 50% of the length and 50% of the height of the at the time of planting. Plant materials shall be selected to screen the entire length and height of the at full maturity.
(d) Location. A for a dog or other shall not be placed closer than ten feet to any lot line or closer than 50 feet of any dwelling unit other than the . A shall not be placed in the front yard of a residence or building. A shall be situated closer to the dwelling than to any of the neighboring dwellings.
(e) Sanitation requirements. No shall permit feces, urine or food scraps to remain in a for a period that is longer than what is reasonable and consistent with proper health and sanitation, or odor prevention.
(Ord. 2010-28, passed 11-1-2010)