§ 91.66 KENNELS.
   (A)   All kennels, as defined in § 91.01, shall, in addition to the other requirements of this chapter, comply with the following minimum standards. Willful failure of the owner or operator to meet these standards shall be grounds for denial or revocation of a license and shall be unlawful. Individual residents who wish to own more than four dogs must meet the minimum standards.
      (1)   Building, temperature. Enclosures shall be provided which shall allow adequate protection against weather extremes. Floors of buildings, runs, and walls shall be of an impervious material to permit proper cleaning and disinfecting. Healthful building temperatures shall be maintained.
      (2)   Cages and runs. Each animal shall have sufficient space to stand up, lie down, and turn around without touching the sides or top of cages. Cages are to be of material and construction that permits cleaning and sanitizing. Cage floors of concrete, unless radiantly heated, shall have a resting board or some type of bedding. Runs shall provide an adequate exercise area and protection from the weather. Runs shall have an impervious surface. All animal quarters and runs are to be kept clean, dry, and in a sanitary condition.
      (3)   Feeding. The food shall be free from contamination, wholesome, palatable, and of sufficient quantity and nutritive value to meet the normal daily requirements for the conditions and size of the animal.
      (4)   Watering of animals. All animals shall have fresh water available at all times. Water vessels shall be mounted or secured in a manner that prevents tipping and shall be of the removable type.
('71 Code, § 3-17)
   (B)   It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a kennel in the town without possessing a valid kennel license.
      (1)   Veterinary hospitals or clinics, research facilities where bona fide medical or related research (dental, veterinary, pharmaceutical, or biological) is being conducted, humane shelters, and other animal establishments operated by state or local governments or which are licensed by federal law are excluded from the kennel licensing requirements of this division.
('71 Code, § 3-24)
      (2)   An application for a kennel license shall be on a form provided by the town and shall state the name and address of the kennel, its owner, and its operator, and the maximum number of dogs to be housed in the kennel.
('71 Code, § 3-25)
      (3)   The annual license fees for kennel operators shall be imposed pursuant to the provisions relating to merchants and service establishments. The annual fee shall be $20.
      (4)   The fee requirement of division (B)(3) shall be waived if the applicant has been granted a cattery license where the cattery is authorized to house the same number or fewer cats as dogs applied for by the applicant. If the application is for authorization to house a greater number of dogs than the applicant is authorized to house cats under a cattery license, the difference in license fees shall be the amount of the annual fee.
('71 Code, § 3-26)
(Ord. passed 9-23-75) Penalty, see § 91.99