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44-1799.04 - Animal care requirements; violation; classification
44-1799.04. Animal care requirements; violation; classification
A. A pet dealer shall do the following:
1. Maintain facilities in which cats or dogs are housed in a sanitary condition.
2. Provide cats or dogs with potable water and adequate nutrition.
3. Provide adequate space that is appropriate to the age, size, weight, species and breed of cat or dog. For the purposes of this paragraph, "adequate space" means sufficient space for the cat or dog to experience normal body movements without having to make contact with the sides or top of the enclosure, including the ability to stand up, sit down, turn about freely and relax in a natural position.
4. If cats or dogs are housed on wire flooring, provide a resting board, a floormat or another similar device that is maintained in a sanitary condition and that allows the cat or dog to rest off of the wire flooring.
5. If a cat or dog is afflicted with a contagious disease, handle the cat or dog in a manner that is required by section 44-1799.01, subsection B.
6. Promptly provide appropriate veterinary care when it is necessary.
B. A pet dealer shall not offer for sale a cat or dog that is less than eight weeks old.
C. A pet dealer who violates subsection A of this section is guilty of a class 1 misdemeanor.