It shall be unlawful for any person to keep animals under unsanitary or inhumane conditions, or to fail to provide proper food and water daily, shelter from the weather, reasonably clean quarters and proper medical attention for sick, diseased or injured animals. It is recommended that animals have adequate inoculation against disease, according to the species of the animal kept.
   (A)   Adequate shelter means provision of and access to shelter that is suitable for the species, age, condition, size and type of each animal; provides adequate space for each animal' is safe and protects each animal from injury, rain, sleet, snow, hail, direct sunlight, the adverse effects of heat or cold, physical suffering, and impairment of health; is properly cleaned, enables each animal to be clean and dry, except when detrimental to the species; and for dogs and cats, provides a solid surface, resting platform, pad, floor mat or similar device that is large enough for the animal to lie on in a normal manner and can be maintained in a sanitary manner. Under this section, shelters whose wire, grid, or slat floors: (i) permit the animals feet to pass through the openings; (ii) sag under the animal's weight; or (iii) otherwise do not protect the animal's feet or toes from injury are NOT adequate shelter.
   (B)   Provide proper food and adequate water means provision of and access to clean, fresh, potable water of a drinkable temperature that is provided in a suitable manner, in sufficient volume, and at suitable intervals appropriate for the weather and temperature, to maintain normal hydration for the age, species, condition, size and type of each animal, except as prescribed by a veterinarian or as dictated by naturally occurring states of hibernation or fasting normal for the species; and is provided in clean, durable receptacles that accessible to each animal and are placed so as to minimize contamination of the water by excrement and pests or an alternative source of hydration consistent with generally accepted husbandry practices.
   (C)   Adequate space means sufficient space to allow each animal to; (i) easily stand, sit, lie, turn about, and make all other animal body movements in a comfortable, normal position for the animal; and (ii) interact safely with other animals in the enclosure. When an animal is tethered "adequate space" means a tether that permits the above actions and is appropriate to the age and size of the animal; is attached to the animal by a properly applied collar, halter, or harness configured so as to protect the animal from injury and prevent the animal or tether from becoming entangled with other objects or animals, or from extending over an object or edge that could result in the strangulation or injury of the animal; and is at least three times the length of the animal, as measured from the tip of its nose to the base of its tail, except when the animal is being walked on a leash or is attached by a tether to a lead line. When freedom of movement would endanger the animal, temporarily and appropriately restricting movement of the animal according to professionally accepted standards for the species is considered provision of adequate space.
   (D)   Dogs and cats must not be in extended contact with wet surroundings.
(Ord. passed 4-5-93; Am. Ord. passed 3-11-13; Am. Ord. passed 3-9-15)  Penalty, see § 92.99