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Every owner and/or his agent within the County shall see that each of his animals:

A. Is kept in a clean, sanitary, and healthy manner and is not confined so as to be forced to stand, sit or lie in its own excrement, but shall not include the normal husbandry practice of confined feeding;

B. Has sufficient and wholesome food and water, which is proper and nutritional for that species of animal;

C. Has a proper and adequate structure provided that will protect that animal from all elements of weather and will allow that animal to stand, sit, and lie down without restriction and is kept in a sanitary manner;

D. If ill, diseased or injured, receives proper veterinary care as necessary to promote the good health of the animal and prevent the transmittal of a disease to other animals or human beings;

E. Is not beaten, cruelly ill-treated, overloaded, overworked, tormented or otherwise abused or neglected, nor shall any person cause, instigate or permit any dogfight or combat between animals or between animals or humans;

F. Is not physically altered in any manner by anyone other than a veterinarian or by accepted veterinary procedures and/or accepted animal husbandry procedures with the exception of tattooing for identification purposes and grooming;

G. In the case of a dog over the age of six months, is properly vaccinated against rabies by a licensed veterinarian annually, or upon such frequency as may be specified by Indiana Code, and such animals shall be licensed as required by this chapter and State law;

H. Is properly restrained;

I. In mating season, a dog or cat shall be kept in a secure enclosure in such a manner that it cannot come into contact with another animal of the same species for unplanned breeding. [Ord. 12-1-97D § 1; Code 1988 § 74.12.]