(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)