§ 603A.08  Care and Treatment of Exotic Animal Held Under Permit
   (a)   For each exotic animal, including reptiles, birds and insects only where applicable, the possessor shall comply with all applicable standards of the Animal Welfare Act (7 U.S.C. 2131 et seq.) and its subsequent amendments, regulations and standards adopted under that Act relating to:
      (1)   Facilities and operations.
      (2)   Animal health and husbandry.
      (3)   Veterinary care.
   (b)   The cage or facility where an exotic animal is primarily housed shall be secured at all times. If the exotic animal is caged or housed outdoors, the animal shall be secured and kept inaccessible to the public, and shall not be visible from any public right-of-way.
   (c)   The exotic animal shall not be tethered, leashed, or chained outdoors, or allowed to run at-large.
   (d)   An exotic animal shall not be mistreated, neglected, abandoned, or deprived of necessary food, water, and sustenance.
   (e)   A person transporting an exotic animal in a vehicle shall keep the animal securely caged in the vehicle at all times.
   (f)   Each permittee shall have a plan for the quick and safe recapture of the exotic animal if the animal escapes.
   (g)   If a person who holds a personal possession permit can no longer care for an exotic animal, that person shall comply with Section 603A.16 in the disposition of the animal.
   (h)   No person shall fail to comply with the requirements of this section. Any person who violates this section is subject to the penalties provided in Section 603A.99.
(Ord. No. 536-01. Passed 6-3-02, eff. 6-10-02)