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A person who owns, possesses, harbors or has control over a domestic animal, including dogs and cats, within the corporate limits of the city shall comply with the terms of this subchapter including the following provisions.
(A) No person shall confine or allow his or her animal to remain outdoors for more than two hours without access to appropriate shelter from the elements such as the cold, precipitation, sun and wind.
(B) Between November 1 and March 31, or whenever the real or effective (i.e., wind chill) temperature is 32°F or lower, any domestic animal left outdoors for more than one hour shall be provided with appropriate shelter from the elements such as the cold, precipitation and wind. Outdoor shelter for an animal shall consist of a roof, enclosed sides and a doorway, and the shelter shall have bedding such as cedar shavings, straw or other non-absorbent material in sufficient quantity for insulation against coldness and dampness. Bedding shall be kept dry. If there is no artificial heat source, an animal's shelter shall be small enough to allow the animal to warm the interior of the structure and maintain its body heat but large enough to permit normal postural adjustments.
(C) An animal shall at all times have access to fresh, potable drinking water, and shall be provided with nutritional food in adequate amounts.
(Ord. 719, passed 9-25-2006) Penalty, see § 94.99