Humane Treatment of Dogs Bylaw in North Vancouver District

District of North Vancouver Bylaw No. 5981

12. A. No person may keep any animal unless the animal 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, including the opportunity to be unfettered from a fixed area and exercised regularly under appropriate control; (6812)

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

B. No person may keep any 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:

(a) 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 any animal 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 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%;

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

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

C. No person may cause an animal to be hitched, tied or fastened by any rope, chain or cord that is directly tied around the animal's neck on to a choke collar.

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

E. No person may 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 it from falling off the vehicle or otherwise injuring itself.

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