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4-384-060  Animal care facility license – Standards.
   (a)   Every animal care facility that provides day care or boarding for dogs shall:
      (1)   maintain a file for every dog in its care that includes the certificates and verification required in this subsection (a);
      (2)   provide each dog with a cage or separate individual enclosure;
      (3)   require proof of a current city dog license for any dog that is owned by a resident of the city; and
      (4)   obtain from the dog's owner (i) a veterinary certificate of health and proof of current vaccinations for distemper, rabies, parvovirus, and bordatella. A veterinary certificate of adequate titer protection issued within the previous 12 months from the date of presentation may be substituted for the distemper and parvovirus vaccinations; and (ii) a current veterinary certificate verifying that the dog is free from intestinal parasites.
   (b)   Every animal care facility that permits dogs to commingle with other dogs shall, at all times that the facility is operating, have a minimum of two trained staff members on site, with a minimum of one trained staff member in constant supervision of the dogs. In the case of a playtime group of dogs consisting of 15 or more dogs, the facility shall have a minimum of three trained staff members on site, with a minimum of two trained staff members in constant supervision of the playtime group; provided that in no instance shall a playtime group shall consist of more than 40 dogs.
   (c)   Every animal care facility shall post a sign in a conspicuous place at the licensed premises setting forth that no dog shall be enrolled in the facility unless the requirements of subsection (a) of this section are met.
(Added Coun. J. 7-26-06, p. 81829, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 2-7-07, p. 98109, § 3)