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§ 10-108.1. Horse Licenses. 36
(1) Horse License. No person shall keep any horse for more than 30 days, whether privately or at a commercial stable, unless he or she obtains a license for such horse from the Animal Control Agency pursuant to this Section. This Section shall not apply to horses subject to Section 10-108 (Rental and Carriage Horses).
(a) Application and Administration.
(.1) Applications for a horse license, or for renewal of such license, shall be made to the Animal Control Agency. Every applicant shall supply such information as the Animal Control Agency requires and shall, at the time of application, pay an annual fee of one hundred dollars ($100) for each horse licensed, or such other amount as the Animal Control Agency may by regulation specify. Licenses under this Section shall expire annually on July 1.
(.2) Every license application shall provide the name of the horse and identify the horse in one of the following ways:
(.a) By one or more color photographs of the horse sufficient to positively identify the horse.
(.b) By a specific written physical description of the horse sufficient to positively identify the horse by reference to breed, color, markings, and individual characteristics unique to the horse.
(.c) By the identification number of a microchip permanently implanted in the horse, along with either a general written description of the horse's breed, color, and markings, or a color photograph of the horse.
(.3) The Animal Control Agency may authorize any commercial stable to accept license applications for horses kept at such stable on behalf of the Animal Control Agency. Commercial stables accepting license applications pursuant to this Section shall submit a completed license application, along with payment, to the Animal Control Agency within thirty days of completion of such application. Nothing in this subsection (1)(a)(.3) shall relieve the person seeking the services of the commercial stable from the obligations imposed by this Section.
(.1) Licenses shall be conditioned upon compliance by the licensee with the provisions of this Section, and all other provisions of The Philadelphia Code relating to animals, including, but not limited to, all applicable building, construction, maintenance, and zoning requirements.
(.2) A license may be denied or revoked based upon a conviction for violation of 18 Pa. C.S. §§ 5511 through 5511.3 (pertaining to cruelty to animals and related matters), 18 Pa. C.S. § 3129 (pertaining to sexual intercourse with animals), or any similar offense or offenses under the laws of another jurisdiction, whether or not such conviction is related to the horse for which the license would be or was issued.
(2) The Animal Control Agency is authorized to issue regulations to implement and enforce this Section.
Added, Bill No. 121002 (approved March 5, 2013), effective July 1, 2013.