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As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following definitions shall apply:
PET ANIMALS: Shall include any species of animals, except fish and except worms, leeches or the like sold for fishing bait.
PET SHOP: Any person, firm, company or corporation maintained separately or in connection with another commercial enterprise which keeps, handles, breeds, sells, offers for sale, or exchanges pet animals for the purpose of wholesale or retail sale. The term "pet shop" shall not include a person, firm, company or corporation which sells, offers for sale or exchanges less than twenty five (25) pet animals in any single calendar year, nor which keeps lost or homeless pet animals for the purpose of locating the existing owner of the pet animals or a new owner and which recoups solely expenses incurred in caring for said pet animal. (Ord. 97-15, 8-18-1997)