Humane Treatment of Dogs Bylaw in New Westminster

City of New Westminster Bylaw No. 6348

600 No person shall keep any animal unless the animal is provided with:

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

600.2 food and water receptacles which are kept clean and disinfected and located so as to avoid contamination by excreta;

600.3 the opportunity for daily exercise sufficient to maintain good health, including the opportunity to be unfettered from a fixed area for a reasonable length of time each day, while not running at large;

600.4 immediate veterinary medical care when the animal exhibits signs of pain or suffering.

601 No person shall keep an animal outside for extended periods of time unless the animal is provided with outside shelter that:

601.1 ensures 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 about freely and to easily stand, sit and lie in a normal position, and;

601.2 is 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 and 10%, and;

601.3 is in an area providing sufficient shade to protect the animal from the direct rays of the sun at all times, and;

601.4 is regularly cleaned and sanitized and from which all excreta is removed at least once a day.

602 No person shall cause an animal to be tied or fastened to a fixed object where a choke collar or choke chain forms part of the securing apparatus, or where a rope, chain or cord is directly tied around the animal's neck.

603 No person shall cause an animal to be confined in an enclosed space, including a vehicle, without adequate ventilation.

604 No person shall transport an animal 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 the animal from falling off of or from the vehicle or otherwise injuring itself.

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