§ 90.26  COMMERCIAL ANIMAL ESTABLISHMENTS.
   (A)   Standards for commercial animal establishments include all of the following:
      (1)   The establishment must be operated in such a manner as not to constitute a public nuisance;
      (2)   The establishment shall provide an isolation area for animals that are sick or diseased to be placed in so as not to spread disease to healthy animals;
      (3)   All animals must be kept caged within a secure enclosure that provides for adequate space as defined in this chapter, or they must be under the control of the owner at all times;
      (4)   The establishment must provide adequate care, shelter, food, water, space, and veterinary care, as defined in this chapter, to all animals kept on the premises, and must follow the requirements outlined in § 90.03, Duties and Responsibilities of Animal Owners, as it pertains to animals kept outdoors;
      (5)   The establishment shall not engage in any acts of cruelty, mistreatment, or neglect as defined in this chapter;
      (6)   The establishment will not sell animals that are un-weaned or diseased; and
      (7)   The establishment shall permit the animal control officer to inspect at any and all times the premises where the animals are kept.
   (B)   A commercial animal establishment includes but is not limited to:
      (1)   Auction;
      (2)   Flea market;
      (3)   Circus;
      (4)   Riding school or stable;
      (5)   Veterinary hospital;
      (6)   Zoological park;
      (7)   Pet shop;
      (8)   Pet grooming shop;
      (9)   Kennels; or
      (10)   Permanent fairgrounds/
   (C)   All commercial animal establishments, other than a circus temporarily located within the city for less than ten (10) days per year, shall be located at a permanent building or facility and shall be permitted at that location by a special use permit or other applicable zoning permit, commercial breeding, and/or Noblesville Breeder's Permit, where applicable.
   (D)   Noblesville City adopts the Code of Federal Regulations, 9 CFR 3.1 through 3.19 as the standards for operation and inspection of kennels. The Police Department or the Police Chief's designees authorized to inspect kennels.
   (E)   Puppy mills, as defined in this chapter, will not be permitted in the city.
(Ord. 09-02-21, passed 2-23-21)