Exotic Canines — Special Requirements
(a)Class 1 exotic canines shall include any non-indigenous, non wolf canine whose weight is 50 pounds or more; and
(b)Class 2 exotic canines shall include all non-indigenous canines whose weight is less than 50 pounds.
(2)Any Facility for Class 1 exotic canines shall comply with the following:
(a)Outdoor and Indoor Facilities: Outdoor and indoor facilities shall be constructed and maintained so as to provide sufficient space for each animal to make normal postural and social adjustments with freedom of movement; to keep the animals(s) clean, dry, and safe from injury; and to provide the animal(s) ready access to clean water and wholesome food. All outdoor pens shall have an exterior fence of such height and construction so as to prevent the animal(s) within to surmount it, and to prevent entry of the public;
(b)Security: In order to provide reasonable precautions for the safety of the public, all classes of exotic canines shall be confined inside the permitted Facility and shall only be allowed outside the Facility for medical treatment or for removal to another approved Facility. When being transported the animal(s) shall be restrained inside a cage within the vehicle so as to prevent escape from, or interference with the operator of the vehicle;
(c)All exotic canines that are held within a single enclosure shall be selected so as to be compatible with each other and shall not be housed near other animals whose presence may cause them stress or other discomfort; and
(d)Sanitation: Excreta and debris shall be removed from the Facility as often as necessary to prevent contamination of the food or water supplies, reduce disease hazards, and reduce odors.
(3)The primary enclosure or caging for Class 2 exotic canines shall be no less than 10 times the area occupied by the animal when standing on four feet.
(4)No exotic canine may be restrained by a tether as primary means of confinement.
(5)The Department may modify or waive the confinement requirements established in sections (2) and (3) of this rule subject to the following:
(a)The animal is determined by the Department to be less than 180 days of age;
(b)The Department’s approval to modify or waive the requirements must be in writing and must include an expiration date; and
(c)The Department may impose reasonable conditions on such approval.
Rule 603-011-0725 — Exotic Canines — Special Requirements,