No owner shall fail to provide his or her dog or cat food, water, shelter, veterinary care to prevent suffering and humane care and treatment. Any owner of a dog or cat shall maintain a clean shelter and living area, which shall be kept free of accumulated waste so that the animal shall be free to walk or lie down without coming into contact with the waste. If any dog is tethered, it shall be by trolley or swivel system designed to prevent choking or tangling using a collar adjusted to fit the dog. The tether shall not be less than ten feet in length. No tether shall weigh more than 1/18th of the dog or puppy's weight.
(1989 Code, § 90.03) (Ord. 2351, passed 9-11-2000; Am. Ord. 2874, passed 9-28-2015; Am. Ord. 2017-2895, passed 2-13-2017; Am. Ord. 2019-2947, passed 11-25-2019) Penalty, see § 90.99