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All owners and persons in charge of any animal shall comply with the following standards of care. Failure to comply with any standards shall be a violation of this section and constitute a municipal infraction:
(A) Provide adequate food, shelter and water for that animal. No person keeping an animal shall abandon any such animal.
(B) Provide adequate food, at intervals appropriate for the species, a quantity of wholesome food ingredients, suitable for the physical condition and age of the animal, served in a clean receptacle or container, sufficient to maintain an adequate level of nutrition for such animal.
(C) Provide reasonable access to a supply of clean, fresh, potable water, provided in a sanitary manner. If potable water is not accessible to the animal at all times, it shall be provided daily, for such duration and of sufficient quantity as appropriate for the species.
(D) Provide adequate shelter for such animal when it is kept outdoors, tangle-free, which shall mean a structurally sound, weather-proof, properly ventilated shelter, which provides access to shade from direct sunlight and regress from exposure to weather conditions. The shelter should be appropriate for the particular species and breed.
(E) Provide adequate shelter for such animal when it is kept indoors, which means a properly ventilated and illuminated facility, sufficiently regulated by heating or cooling to protect the animal from extremes of temperature, and to provide for its health and comfort. It should be appropriate for the particular species and breed.
(F) Provide adequate sanitation that includes periodic cleaning or sanitizing of housing facilities and any area where the animal is confined or restrained, to remove excreta and other waste materials and dirt, so as to minimize vermin infestation, odors and disease hazards.
(G) Provide adequate space, which means primary enclosures and housing facilities shall be constructed and maintained so as to provide sufficient space to allow each animal to make normal postural and social adjustments with adequate freedom of movement to maintain physical condition.
(H) Provide adequate veterinary care, which means that a sick, diseased, or injured animal shall be provided with a proper program of care by a veterinarian, or humanely euthanized. All animals shall be provided with proper immunizations and preventive health care including parasite control.
(Ord. 2280, passed 1-4-2017)