For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   ABANDON or ABANDONMENT. ABANDONMENT consists of leaving an animal for a period in excess of 24 hours, without the animal's owner or the owners' designated caretaker providing all provisions of necessity as defined in this chapter and checking on the animal's condition.
   CAT. Any feline four months of age or older.
   DOG. Any domestic canine four months of age or older.
   LIVESTOCK. Horses, stallions, colts, geldings, mares, sheep, rams, lambs, bulls, bullocks, steers, heifers, cows, calves, mules, jacks, jennets, burros, goats, kids and swine.
   OWNER. Any every person having a right of property in the animals and every person who keeps or harbors an animal or has it in his or her care or permits it to remain on premises owned or occupied by him or her.
   SHELTER. Structure of confinement which shall have three solid sides. a top and a floor which is dry and constructed of material which provides insulation, or the floor augmented with resting boards, and during inclement weather extremes, said structure shall also include insulating bedding materials.
   TETHER. A rope or chain that is used to restrict an animal, so that it will stay in a particular area.
(1989 Code, § 90.01) (Ord. 1530, passed - -1980; Am. Ord. 2019-2947, passed 11-25-2019)