CHAPTER II. ANIMAL CONTROL AND REGULATIONCHAPTER II. ANIMAL CONTROL AND REGULATION\ARTICLE 2. ANIMAL KENNEL AND PET STORE REGULATIONS

(a)   The term kennel as used in this ordinance shall mean any party housing four or more dogs.

(b)   Commercial kennel is any person engaged in the commercial business of breeding, buying, selling or boarding dogs, or animals.

(c)   Pet Shops as used in this ordinance shall mean any place of business keeping animals for the sole purpose of resale. This includes but is not limited to pet stores, feed stores, or commercial kennels,

(d)   Quarantine as used in this ordinance shall be defined as isolation and restriction from contact with other animals that are previously housed on the premises.

(Ord. 03-501, Sec. 2; Code 2009)

Commercial kennel and pet shops shall meet the following conditions:

(a)   Animal housing facilities shall be provided the animals and shall be structurally sound, maintained in good repair, designated to protect the animals from injury, elements of the weather, and restrict entrance of other animals.

(b)   Electrical power shall be supplied in conformance with applicable electrical codes adequate to supply heating, ventilation, and lighting as may be required by this chapter.

(c)   Water shall be supplied at sufficient pressure and quantity to clean indoor housing facilities and enclosures of debris and excrete.

(d)   Adequate food and bedding shall be provided and stored in facilities adequate to provide protection against infestation or contamination by insects and rodents. Refrigeration shall be provided for perishable foods or substances whose manufacturer recommends refrigeration.

(e)   Provisions shall be made for the removal and disposal of animal and food waste, bedding, dead animals, and debris. Disposal facilities shall be so provided and operated as to minimize vermin infestation, odors and disease hazards.

(f)   Washroom facilities, including sinks with hot and cold water and toilets, shall be conveniently available to maintain cleanliness among animal caretakers and for the purpose of washing utensils and equipment.

(g)   Sick, diseased or injured animals shall be quarantined from those appearing healthy and normal. These animals shall be removed from display and sale quarters with adequate ventilation to keep them from contaminating well animals.

(h)   No person, association, firm, or corporation shall misrepresent an animal to a consumer in any way nor shall they sell a sick or injured animal.

(i)    Adequate care, feeding and licensing instructions must be given in writing to each purchaser.

(j)    Caged animals that are closely confined or restrained shall be permitted daily, and for an appropriate length of time as determined by their size, age, and species, exercise in an area suitable for that purpose.

(k)   No persons, association, firm, or corporation shall cause or allow garbage, waste, debris, offensive material, or animal feces to gather or collect on the premises in such a manner as to be offensive or injurious to the public health, or unpleasant or disagreeable to adjacent neighbors.

(l)    Dogs and cats for resale shall be held in quarantine for five to seven days from the date the animals are obtained by the kennel or pet shop.

(m)  Training of hunting dogs and other animals shall not include live shot dispersed from a shot gun or other devise. Only simulated shot without pellets may be used.

(n)   Any business using live shot to train animals shall cease such use within two (2) years of the effective date of this ordinance,

(o)   To a legitimate dog kennel which discharges firearms solely for the purpose of training hunting dogs, the kennel owner/operator shall be allowed to discharge a 20 gauge shotgun game loaded with bird shot so long as the pellets do not cross the boundary lines of the real property owned by the kennel owner/operator.

(Ord. 03-501, Sec. 2; Code 2009)

Outdoor facilities for commercial kennels and pet shops will not be allowed except in agricultural zones of the city.

Indoor facilities for animals shall adhere to the following requirements and be in compliance with these requirements before occupancy or kennel permits are granted.

(a)   Be sufficiently heated or cooled when necessary to protect the animals from temperatures they are not accustomed to by taking into consideration their age, size and species.

(b)   Be adequately ventilated to provide for the health of the animals and to remove foul odors therefrom.

(c)   Supply ample lighting either natural or artificial of good quality and well distributed to provide for such illumination as is necessary to inspect and clean the premises. Such facilities shall be place as to protect animals from excessive illumination.

(d)   Interior surfaces constructed and maintained so as to be substantially impervious to moisture and may be readily sanitized.

(e)   Contain a drainage system which shall be connected to a sanitary sewer or septic tank which conforms to the standard of building codes in force with the City.

(f)   Structure shall be cleaned regularly and not have offensive order omitted to be offensive or injurious to public health, or unpleasant or disagreeable to the adjacent neighbors.

(Ord. 03-501, Sec. 2; Code 2009)

Grooming parlors shall comply with the following regulations:

(a)   Shall keep animals for a reasonable time in order to perform the business of grooming and not be a boarding facility.

(b)   Keep each animal in an individual cage and away form direct contact with other animals.

(c)   Sanitize all equipment after each animal has been groomed.

(d)   Shall not prescribe treatment or medicine that is province of a licensed veterinarian. Should advise pet owners of a need for medical attention if the groomer sees a problem with the animal's health.

(e)   Reasonable precautions will be taken to prevent injury from occurring to any animal while in custody of the parlor.

(f)   Animals are not to be left unattended during the drying process.

(g)   Provide such restraining straps for the animal while it is being groomed so that such animal shall neither fall nor be hanged.

(h)   Report any signs of animal abuse to the city's Animal Control Officer.

The application for permit to construct a commercial kennel or pet shop kennel will be presented to the City Planning Department.

(Ord. 03-501, Sec. 2; Code 2009)

All pet stores, kennels, and groomers are required to obtain a kennel permit from the City. The fee for this permit shall be set by resolution, All facilities may be inspected by the City for compliance with the ordinance prior to granting the permit and whenever the City has observed or been given reason to believe there has been a violation of this code.

(Ord. 03-501, Sec. 2; Code 2009)