(a) Diseased . No shall bring into his or her place of business, , or into the city, or have in his or her possession for sale or otherwise, any afflicted with an infectious disease.
(b) Floor requirements. The floors of a shall be non-absorptive, monolithic construction and must be kept in a and sanitary condition and in . For large where it would be detrimental to the health to stand for prolonged periods on hard non-absorbent floors, alternate approved flooring may be allowed.
(c) Walls and ceilings. Walls and ceilings of a shall be kept , sanitary and in .
(d) Confinement. All cages, pens, benches, boxes, tanks or receptacles in which are confined shall be easily cleanable, durable and constructed of non-corrosive material and maintained in . Such cages and pens shall also be properly sufficient and humane in size for the confinement of such .
(e) Ventilation. All rooms in a shall be mechanically ventilated and provide the minimum cfm per foot in accordance with the Uniform Mechanical Code. A negative pressure must be maintained to prevent odors and organisms from entering the adjacent businesses or departments. Provisions shall be made for pre-heated replacement air.
(f) Delivery requirements. All delivery trucks transporting to and from the shall be kept and sanitary.
(g) Feeding of . All utensils used in the preparation of food and the feeding of shall be kept , sanitary and in ; and the use of the utensils for such purpose which are badly worn, rusted or corroded, or in such condition that they cannot be and sanitary is prohibited.
(h) Humane treatment of . All in the shall be handled and treated in a humane manner by the , operator and employees of the . All state laws governing to and humane treatment of shall be adhered to and all operations must enhance or maintain the health and welfare of all in the establishment.
(i) Location of . Where the licensee keeps for sale or display, all shall be kept entirely within an enclosed building and no shall be kept or maintained outdoors. Exterior walking or exercise areas shall be maintained free of wastes and other litter, and all wastes should be removed and disposed of in an approved manner immediately. Goats used for prescribed grazing are required to be fenced using permanent or temporary fencing and may be provided a shelter from the weather within their fenced enclosure.
(j) Infectious diseases. All subject to distemper and infectious hepatitis acquired by the or operator must have been inoculated prior to delivery at the by a licensed to practice in the state. Non-human primates must have a yearly tuberculin test.
(k) Size requirements. The must include a room of sufficient size to contain an approved sink with hot and cold running water under pressure, for the purpose of storing janitorial supplies, and equipment used to maintain the premises in a and sanitary manner.
(l) Disposal of wastes. All wastes must be disposed of in a timely and sanitary manner approved by the City Environmental Health Division. In no event shall there be an accumulation of waste beyond 24 hours. In public areas during exhibition, all wastes must be disposed of immediately or, at minimum, such waste to be stored in an approved container with tight-fitting lids and disposed of in an approved sanitary manner at the end of the day. Goats used for prescribed grazing must have animal wastes regularly removed from shelters if shelters are provided.
(m) Prescribed grazing must also meet the following requirements. Prescribed grazing:
(1) Is not intended to allow the raising or keeping of goats as or as regulated under Chapter 12 of this code.
(2) Is allowed only where vegetation, which may include non-native, invasive or noxious species, cannot otherwise be reasonably removed using conventional mechanical methods. An example is the grazing of goats to remove buckthorn in a wooded area.
(3) Requires an annual or temporary commercial animal license.
(4) Is not allowed December through March.
(5) Is not allowed on sites less than one acre in size.
(6) Is allowed for no more than 30 consecutive days per location on a site. A minimum of 30 days must pass before goats may graze the same location.
(7) Must utilize only neutered male goats, unneutered male goats less than six months of age that accompany female goats, and female goats.
(8) Herd size must not exceed one goat per every one-tenth acre of the designated enclosure area.
(9) Areas must be monitored to prevent overgrazing, erosion and damage to natural resources, including but not limited to:
(A) Complying with requirements and best management practices established by Minnesota Department of Agriculture, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Natural Resources Conservation Service, the local watershed district, and all other pertinent agencies,
(B) Preventing impairment of water quality as defined by the Federal Clean Water Act, and
(C) Adversely impacting threatened or endangered plant or species.
(10) Licensees must provide 24-hour contact information including a telephone number, on signs at the property where the fenced enclosure is located and to Police Dispatch for responding to emergency situations, including but not limited to, goats outside of the fenced enclosure.
(11) Signs must not exceed four square feet in size and must be placed in conspicuous locations near the fenced enclosure, but not in any right-of-way areas.
(12) Signs must warn the public to not enter the grazing enclosure and to not pet or feed the goats.
(13) Fencing is required and must be designed to prevent escape by goats and access by other . Temporary enclosure fencing must be removed within seven calendar days after the expiration of the license duration or the goats are removed, whichever occurs first.
(14) Shelters, if provided, must:
(A) Not be located in a front yard area,
(B) Be less than 200 square feet,
(C) Be less than seven feet in height,
(D) Be set back a minimum of 100 feet from any lot used residentially and 150 feet from any dwelling on a neighboring lot,
(E) Be designed for the use and built in a workmanship manner using approved materials, and
(F) Be removed within seven calendar days of the expiration of the license duration or the goats are removed from the property, whichever occurs first.
(15) Supplemental feed held onsite must be securely stored to prevent becoming an attractant for vermin and other pests. Goats must be provided access to drinking water daily. The source of the water cannot be rivers, streams, lakes or ponds.
(16) Must be managed under a written plan indicating the pre-grazing plant species inventory, the targeted species for control and frequency of monitoring for evaluating management goals.