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A. No owner shall fail to provide his animals with sufficient wholesome and nutritious food, water in sufficient quantities, proper air, shelter space and protection from the weather, veterinary care when needed to prevent suffering, and humane care and treatment.
B. An animal shall not be overcrowded or exposed to temperatures detrimental to the welfare of the animal.
C. No person shall beat, cruelly ill treat, torment, overload, overwork, or otherwise abuse an animal, or cause, instigate, or permit any dogfight, cockfight, bullfight, or other combat between animals or between animals and humans.
D. No owner or person who is responsible for the care of an animal shall abandon such animal.
E. Any person who, as the operator of a motor vehicle, strikes a domestic animal shall stop at once and render such assistance as may be possible and shall immediately report such injury or death to the animal's owner; in the event the owner cannot be ascertained and located, such operator shall at once report the accident to the appropriate law enforcement agency or animal control facility.
F. No person shall expose any known poisonous substance, whether mixed with food or not, so that the same shall be liable to be eaten by any domestic animal.
G. Every person who keeps an animal confined in an enclosed area shall provide it with an adequate exercise area.
H. No animal shall be allowed to exist or maintained in such a manner that is, or could be, injurious to that animal.
I. If the animal is restricted by a leash, rope, chain or similar device, the leash, rope, chain or similar device shall be affixed in such a manner that it will prevent the animal from becoming entangled or injured and permit the animal's access to adequate shelter, food and water. This definition does not apply to an animal which is in transit, in a vehicle, or in the immediate control of a person.
J. Every person who keeps a dog restricted by a leash, rope, chain or similar device, as defined in this chapter, shall provide such dog with the proper exercise and attention needed to help prevent the dog from becoming a public nuisance and to provide relief of confinement.
K. Animals that are natural enemies, temperamentally unsuited or otherwise incompatible, shall not be quartered together or so near each other as to cause injury, fear or torment. (Ord. 138, 5-15-2003)