(a)   No person shall torture an animal, deprive one of necessary sustenance, unnecessarily or cruelly beat, needlessly mutilate or kill, or impound or confine an animal without supplying it during such confinement with a sufficient quantity of good, wholesome food and water.
   (b)   No person shall impound or confine an animal without  affording it, during such confinement, access to shelter from wind, rain, snow or excessive, direct sunlight if it can reasonably be expected that the animal would otherwise become sick or in some other way suffer. This subsection (b) does not apply to animals impounded or confined prior to slaughter. For the purpose of this section, “shelter” means a manmade enclosure, windbreak, sunshade or natural windbreak or sunshade that is developed from the earth's contour, tree development or vegetation.
   (c)    No person shall carry or convey an animal in a cruel or inhuman manner.
   (d)    No person shall keep animals other than cattle, poultry or fowl, swine, sheep or goats in an enclosure without wholesome exercise and change of air.
   (e)   Whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree.
(Ord. 176-02.  Passed 10-21-02.)