§ 92.32  COMMERCIAL ANIMAL ESTABLISHMENTS.
   (A)   Each commercial animal establishment of any type shall keep and maintain its animals and all pens, cages, tanks or other holding facilities in which animals are kept in such a manner as to prevent a nuisance or health hazard to humans and to avoid injury and minimize illness to such animals. All holding areas shall be disinfected periodically (minimum of once daily) to reduce disease pathogens. A commercial animal establishment is not a commercial breeder’s license. One must obtain a commercial breeder’s license from the State of Oklahoma. No Type A establishment shall operate except veterinarian clinics without this permit. If the animal establishment of any kind is not being kept in compliance with this chapter, the establishment shall receive a summons and notice to the owner-business manager, for a hearing, whereby the judge of the municipal court will determine the conclusion of a hearing. The establishment then:
      (1)   Has a set amount of time by the municipal court to comply with this chapter;
      (2)   Could be put on a six month probation period. During that time if the establishment receives three or more valid complaints the establishment shall go before the municipal court a second time to pull their license permanently; and
      (3)   Is subject to having the commercial license revoked due to failure to comply.
   (B)   All animals housed in any commercial animal establishment shall have a wholesome, adequate diet and potable water consistent with the requirements and habits of the animal’s species, type, size, age and condition. Available shelter that meets the requirements of the animals size and habitat with adequate ventilation and protection from the elements. Such animal showing evidence of disease or injury shall be immediately isolated and shall receive treatment by a licensed veterinarian or euthanized by same. Euthanasia of any domestic animal shall be performed by a licensed veterinarian. The reason and the procedure used for such euthanasia shall be documented. Upon receipt of a signed report or complaint alleging animal abuse or other conditions not in compliance with this chapter at any commercial animal establishment, an investigation shall be made by Animal Control. Its findings shall be documented and appropriate action taken.
   (C)   Commercial Establishment A includes, but is not limited to, stables, boarding facilities, grooming, bathing facilities, carriage horse or pony service or sentry or guard dog service. All operators of a Type A establishment shall apply to the City Clerk for a permit to operate such establishment in the city. No Type A establishment shall operate except veterinarian clinics without this permit. There will be two inspections; one before the permit is issued and one three months after the establishment is open to the public. The Type A establishments must have a veterinarian on contract with their facility to ensure the safe keeping of the public’s pets. The City Clerk shall perform a background check encompassing the past ten years, to ascertain if the applicant has been convicted of animal abuse, animal cruelty or other city charges in that time. Conviction of any animal charges shall be grounds for denial or revocation of a commercial animal establishment permit. The permit fee shall be $50 annually. An application processing fee of $20 shall be assessed for the first application. If the applicant is a corporation, then the background check required by this subsection will be done on the manager of the establishment, and the city has the ability to do a background check on any employee that directly handles animals at this establishment. Each time the manager of the establishment changes, a new background check will be required and a background check fee of $20 shall be assessed.
   (D)   Commercial Establishment B includes, but is not limited to, any business keeping animals in stock for retail or wholesale trade, wholesale distributors, pet stores, stockyards, breeders and hatcheries. All operators of a Type B establishment shall apply to the City Clerk for a permit to operate such establishment in the city. The City Clerk shall perform a background check encompassing the past ten years, to ascertain if the applicant has been convicted of animal abuse, animal cruelty or other city charges in that time. Conviction of any animal charges shall be grounds for denial or revocation of a commercial animal establishment permit. The applicant shall provide proof that the establishment has a veterinarian on contract to see the animals. There will be two inspections: one before the permit is issued and one three months after the establishment is open to the public. The permit fee shall be $50 annually. An application processing fee of $20 shall be assessed for the first application. If the applicant is a corporation, then the background check required by this subsection will be done on the manager of the establishment, and the city has the ability to do a background check on any employee that directly handles animals at this establishment. Each time the manager of the establishment changes, a new background check will be required and a background check fee of $20 shall be assessed.
   (E)   Type B establishments must have on the premises all registration papers for animals kept on the premises. Registration papers may include, but not limited to, where the animals were purchased or breeders name and the state where the animal was born, or animals origin except those when attached to a contract of sale. All vaccination (including, but not limited to, rabies and first distemper, parvo, leptospira and grippotyphosa) shot and other medical care of such animals shall be current and the purchaser shall receive a complete health record on the animal purchased. The establishment shall upon request from an Animal Control Officer provide proof of such documents. The establishment must have a “quarantine area” for sick or injured animals. This area is to be separate from the healthy animals and public to prevent the spread of any disease or illness. If not in compliance the establishment is found to be in violation of this chapter. At no time are the animals allowed to be outside for showing of sale. There are no kennels allowed to be placed outside the establishment. All animals are to be kept inside the establishment to avoid any nuisance to the public. All of the reptiles and rodents must be kept in appropriate cages to avoid escape. Any establishment that sells any animal found to be illegal in the city ordinances, state or federal laws will result in their permit being revoked.
(Ord. 2009-10, passed 5-18-09; Am. Ord. 2009-33, passed 12-21-09; Am. Ord. 2016-2, passed 2-1-16) Penalty, see § 10.99