Sec. 7-115. Housing facilities.
(a) Buildings shall be structurally sound and maintained in good repair so as to ensure protection of animals from injury.
(b) The floors, walls and ceilings shall be kept clean and in good repair.
(c) Floor and wall areas which are continuously subjected to splash and moisture shall have washable surfaces and be easily cleanable.
(d) The building shall be provided with a safe heating apparatus capable of sufficiently heating the animal housing facilities when necessary to protect the animals from cold, and to provide for their health and comfort. The ambient temperature shall be consistent with the generally accepted requirements of the species.
(e) Housing for animals shall be adequately ventilated to provide for the health and comfort of animals at all times. The maximum ambient temperature for animals shall be 85° F (29.4° C). Ventilation shall be deemed adequate only if auxiliary ventilation, such as exhaust fans, vents, and air conditioning, is provided. Animals shall be provided with fresh air; and the animal housing facility shall be ventilated to minimize drafts, odors and moisture condensation.
(f) The pet shop facility or premises of a dealer shall be properly lighted. Such lighting shall provide uniformly distributed illumination of sufficient intensity to permit routine inspection and cleaning. Primary enclosures shall be so placed as to protect the animals from excessive illumination. (Ord. No. O-01-171, 9-18-01)
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