Animal Abuse

Proper Care for My Dog/Cat

Some minimum care requirements for pet dogs and cats include:
  • Suitable shelter should be provided for animals kept outside. An example would be a dog house for a dog being kept outdoors. Shelter should be in a shaded area during the heat of summer.
  • Food suitable for the animal and access to fresh, clean, unfrozen water is also required.
  • Normal and prudent care of pets, including exercise and veterinary care is needed.
  • Maintain rabies vaccination, administered by a licensed vet, for dogs and cats.
  • For a complete listing of animal control code requirements view the Animal Control Code.