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(A) Generally. Each pet owner shall provide for each of his or her animals:
(1) A sufficient quantity of good quality, wholesome food and water;
(2) Adequate shelter, adequate space, and protection from the weather;
(3) Veterinary care when needed to prevent suffering;
(4) Humane care and treatment.
(B) Tethering. To lawfully tether an animal outdoors, an owner must ensure that the animal:
(1) Is tethered in such a manner as to prevent injury or strangulation;
(2) Does not suffer from a condition that is known, by that person, to be exacerbated by tethering;
(3) Has access at all times to water, adequate shelter, and dry ground;
(4) Is tethered in a manner that will prevent it from becoming entangled with other tethered animals;
(5) Is not tethered with a lead that exceeds one-eighth of the animal’s body weight, specifically excluding tow chains and log chains;
(6) Is tethered with a lead that measures, when rounded to the nearest whole foot, at least ten feet in length;
(7) Is tethered with a properly fitting harness or collar other than the lead or a pinch, prong, or choke-type collar; and
(8) Is not tethered in a manner that will allow it to reach within the property of another person, a public walkway, or a road.
(Ord. 9258, passed 5-27-2014)