Humane Treatment of Dogs Bylaw in Richmond

City of Richmond Bylaw No. 7137

1.2.1 In addition to the requirements of section 1.1, a person must not keep an animal or bird unless such animal or bird 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 which are 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; and

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


1.3.1 A person must not keep an animal or bird which normally resides outdoors, or which is kept outdoors for extended periods of time, unless such animal or bird is provided with an outdoor shelter:

(a) which ensures protection from heat, cold and dampness that is appropriate to the weight and type of protective outer coat of such animal;

(b) which provides sufficient shade to protect the animal from the direct rays of the sun at all times; and

(c) which is cleaned and sanitized not less than daily, of all excrement.

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