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No owner shall fail to provide for his or her animal with good wholesome food and water, proper shelter and protection from the weather, veterinary care when needed to prevent suffering, and humane care and treatment. Any owner of an animal shall maintain a clean and healthful shelter and living area for any animal being kept, which area shall be free of accumulated waste and debris so that the animal shall be free to walk or lie down without coming in contact with any such waste or debris. All such shelters and living areas must be cleaned and maintained regularly so as to promote proper health for the animals being kept. All living areas shall be constructed and maintained to promote drainage of rainwater and to prevent the accumulation of mud and/or water. Shelters shall be constructed to prevent the animal from precipitation and of material which provides insulation from temperature extremes. Insulating bedding materials shall be provided during inclement weather extremes.
(Ord. 07-17, passed 7-16-07)