Humane Treatment of Dogs Bylaw in Coquitlam

City of Coquitlam Bylaw No. 4000

9.4 No person may keep an animal unless the animal is provided with:

(i) clean potable drinking water at all times and suitable food of sufficient quantity and quality to allow for normal growth and the maintenance of normal body weight;

(ii) food and water receptacles kept clean and disinfected and located so as to avoid contamination by excreta;

(iii) the opportunity for periodic exercise sufficient to maintain good health, including the opportunity to be unfettered from a fixed area and exercised regularly under appropriate control;

(iv) necessary veterinary medical care when the animal exhibits signs of pain or suffering.

9.5 No person may keep an animal which normally resides outside, or which is kept

outside for short to extended periods of time, unless the animal is provided with outside shelter:

(i) to ensure protection from heat, cold and wet that is appropriate to the animal's weight and type of coat. Such shelters must provide sufficient space to allow the animal the ability to turn around freely and to easily stand, sit and lie in a normal position;

(ii) at least 1 times the length of the animal and at least the animal's length in width, and at least as high as the animal's height measured from the floor to the highest point of the animal when standing in a normal position plus 10%;

(iii) in an area providing sufficient shade to protect the animal from the direct rays of the sun at all times;

(iv) pens and run areas must be regularly cleaned and sanitized and excreta removed and properly disposed of daily.

9.6 No person may cause an animal to be hitched, tied or fastened to a fixed object where

a choke collar or chain forms part of the securing apparatus, or where a rope or cord

is tied directly around the animal's neck.

9.7 No person may cause an animal to be confined in an enclosed space, including a car, without adequate ventilation

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