Humane Treatment of Dogs Bylaw in Surrey

City of Surrey Bylaw No. 13880

46. No person will keep a dog unless the dog is provided with:

(a) 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;

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

(c) the opportunity for periodic exercise sufficient to maintain good health; and

(d) necessary veterinary medical care when the dog exhibits signs of pain or suffering.

47. No person will keep a dog which normally resides outside, or which is kept outside for short to extended periods of time, unless the dog is provided with outside shelter:

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

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

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

(d) a pen and run area must be regularly cleaned and sanitized and all excreta removed at least once a day.

48. No person will cause a dog to be hitched, tied or fastened by a rope, chain or cord that is directly tied around the dog's neck on to a choke collar.

49. No person will cause a dog to be confined in an enclosed space, including a vehicle, without adequate ventilation.

50. No person will transport a dog in a vehicle outside the passenger compartment unless it is adequately confined or unless it is secured in a body harness or other manner of fastening which is adequate to prevent it from falling off the vehicle or otherwise injuring itself.

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