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For the purpose of this chapter the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
ANIMAL. Any living creature, domestic or wild, excluding livestock, poultry, pet rodents, pet birds, and vermin.
ANIMAL DEALER. Any person, partnership or corporation engaged in the business of buying any animal or animals for the purpose of resale to pet shops, research facilities, or to another animal dealer.
CIRCUS. A nonresident variety show which features animal acts.
KENNEL. Any person, partnership or corporation maintaining an establishment where animals of any species are kept for the purpose of breeding, buying, selling, showing or boarding such animals or engaged in the training of dogs for guard or sentry purposes, and which establishment is so constructed that the animals cannot stray herefrom; this definition shall however exclude noncommercial kennels as defined in KRS 100.365; or any person who on private premises owns, harbors, or maintains five (5) or more animals of the same species.
LIVESTOCK. Horses, stallions, colts, geldings, mares, sheep, rams, lambs, bulls, bullocks, steers, heifers, cows, calves, mules, jacks, jennets, burros, goats, kids, swine and confined and domesticated hares and rabbits.
OWNER. Any person, partnership or corporation owning, keeping, or harboring animals.
PERSON. An individual, partnership, company or corporation.
PET BIRDS. Any tamed or domesticated bird kept caged or within doors.
PET RODENTS. Hamsters, gerbils, woodchucks, mice, or similar rodents which are kept as domesticated or tamed animals and kept caged or within doors at all times.
PET SHOP. Any person, partnership or corporation engaged in the business of breeding, buying, selling at retail, or boarding animals of any species for profit making purposes.
POULTRY. All domesticated fowl and all game birds which are legally-kept in captivity.
QUALIFIED PERSON. Person granted a permit of the Kentucky State Board of Health to vaccinate animals against rabies, and may include owners or operators of licensed kennels.
RESTRAINT. An animal shall be deemed to be under restraint if on the premises of its owner and in a pen, cage, or on a leash or if accompanied by a responsible person and under that person's control. If in a public way or place, animals must be restrained by either a leash or an enclosure.
THEATRICAL EXHIBIT. Any exhibition or act featuring performing animals.
VACCINATION. The injection by a veterinarian or other qualified person of vaccines approved by and administered in accordance with the regulations of the Kentucky State Board of Health.
VETERINARIAN. A licensed practitioner of veterinary medicine, accredited by the Bureau of Animal Industry, United States Department of Agriculture.
VETERINARIAN HOSPITAL. Any establishment maintained and operated by a licensed veterinarian for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries of animals or for the boarding of animals.
ZOOLOGICAL GARDEN. Any park or zoo operated by a person, partnership, private corporation or governmental agency.
(Ord. 2016-09, passed 4-4-16)