Every owner of every animal kept in the town shall see that such animal:
   (A)   Is kept in a clean and sanitary and healthy manner and is not confined so as to be forced to stand, sit or lie in its own excrement. The person responsible for the animal shall regularly and as often as necessary maintain all animal areas or areas of animal contact to prevent odor or health and sanitation problems;
   (B)   Shall have proper and adequate food that is nutritionally appropriate for the species in adequate amounts to maintain good health, fresh potable drinking water, shelter and ventilation, including quarters that are protected from excessive heat and cold and are of sufficient size to permit the animal to exercise and move about freely;
   (C)   Shall not be tethered by use of a choke collar nor by any rope, chain or cord directly attached to the animal's neck, nor by a leash less than 12-feet in length or of such unreasonable weight as to prevent the animal from moving about freely;
   (D)   Is protected against abuse, cruelty, neglect, torment, overload, overwork, or any other mistreatment;
   (E)   Shall provide reasonably necessary medical care, in addition to the required rabies vaccination, which shall include distemper, parvo virus inoculations; if diseased or exhibiting symptoms of disease, receives proper medical care and is segregated from other animals so as to prevent transmittal of the disease;
   (F)   Shall ensure that the animal has a microchip or other similar form of identification for the animal as allowed under this chapter; and
   (G)   Is maintained in compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws and all regulations respecting animal care and control as are adopted by the town and in effect from time to time.
(Ord. 2015-03, passed 4-9-15) Penalty, see § 13.02