Whenever the following terms are used, each shall have the meaning respectively ascribed in this section:

(a)    Adequate Care. Normal and prudent attention to the needs of an animal, including that care which is normally necessary to maintain good health in a specific species of animal.

(b)    Adequate Control. That control necessary to restrain or govern an animal so that the animal does not injure or pose a threat to itself, any person, any other animal or property.

(c)    Adequate Food. Wholesome foodstuffs suitable for the species provided at suitable intervals in a sanitary manner in quantities sufficient to maintain good health in an animal considering its age and condition.

(d)    Adequate Health Care. The provision to each healthy animal of all immunizations and preventive care required to maintain good health; space adequate to allow the animal rest and exercise sufficient to maintain good health, and, the provision to each sick, diseased or injured animal of necessary veterinary care or humane death.

(e)    Adequate Shelter. A structurally sound, properly ventilated, sanitary and weatherproof shelter suitable for the species, condition and age of the animal which provides access to shade from direct sunlight and regress from exposure to inclement weather conditions.

(f)    Adequate Water. A constant access to or access at suitable intervals to a supply of clean, fresh, potable water provided in a sanitary manner suitable for the species, condition and age of the animal in sufficient amounts to maintain good health in the animal.

(g)    Animal. Any live, vertebrate creature, domestic or wild, other than a human.

(h)    Animal Shelter. The facility or facilities operated by the permit authority or its authorized agents for the purpose of impounding or caring for animals held under the authority of this article or state law.

(i)    Cat. The term cat shall apply to any domestic feline animal (Felis domesticus) male, female, sexed or neutered.

(j)    Commercial Animal Establishment. Any petshop, grooming shop, animal exhibit, rodeo, auction, riding school, stable, carriage horse service, cattery, kennel, patrol, sentry or guard dog service, animal trainer, business keeping animals in stock for retail or wholesale trade, or any establishment performing one or more of the principal activities of the aforementioned establishments.

(k)    Dog. The term dog shall apply to any domestic kant animal (Canis familiaris) male or female, sexed or neutered. Any cross or hybrid, which is part dog and part wild animal, shall be considered a wild animal for the purposes of this chapter.

(l)    Farm Animal. An animal raised on a farm or ranch and used or intended for use in farm or ranch production, or as food or fiber.

(m)    Fowl. Any and all fowl, domesticated and wild, male and female, singular and plural.

(n)    Harbor. To feed or shelter an animal at the same location for three or more consecutive days.

(o)    Humane Killing. The destruction of an animal accomplished by a method approved by the American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Euthanasia.

(p)    Large Animal. Any swine, bovine, goat, sheep, beast of burden or any other domestic or wild animal of similar or larger size.

(q)    Owner. In addition to its ordinary meaning, also means any person who keeps or harbors any animal or professes to be owning, keeping, or harboring any animal.

(r)    Permit Authority. The city clerk or duly designated, by the City of Tonganoxie, animal enforcement officer or the City of Tonganoxie Police Chief.

(s)    Person. Any individual, partnership, firm, joint stock company, corporation, association, trust, estate or other legal entity.

(t)    Pests. Birds, rabbits or rodents, which damage property or have an adverse effect on the public health.

(u)    Primary Enclosure. Any structure used to immediately restrict an animal or animals to a limited amount of space, such as a room, pen, run, cage, compartment, pool, hutch or shipping container.

(v)    Private Animal Shelter. Any facility which is used to house or contain dogs or cats, or both, and which is owned, operated or maintained by an incorporated humane society, animal welfare society, society for the prevention of cruelty to animals or other non-profit organizations as well as for-profit organizations devoted to the welfare, protection and humane treatment of such animals.

(w)    Sanitary. Clean and free from infectious or deleterious influences.

(x)    Small Animal. Any animal not within the definition of large animal, but including all dogs without reference to size.

(y)    Wild Animal. Any animal, which is predominately free roaming as opposed to domesticated.

(z)    Veterinarian. A person licensed by the state to engage in the practice of veterinary medicine.

(aa)    Veterinary Medical Care Facility. A facility, which has the primary function of providing medical care for animals and is operated by a currently licensed veterinarian.

(Ord. 892, Art. 1)