02 NCAC 52J .0104          DEFINITIONS

As used in this Subchapter:

(1)           "Accessories" means any objects used in cleaning and sanitizing primary enclosures, exercise areas, or objects to which an animal may have access, including, but not limited to toys, blankets, food and water utensils, and bedding.

(2)           "Adequate" means a condition which, when met, does not jeopardize an animal's comfort, safety or health.

(3)           "Cage" means a primary enclosure which is enclosed on all sides and also on the top and bottom.

(4)           "Husbandry" means the practice of daily care administered to animals.

(5)           "Isolation" means the setting apart of an animal from all other animals, food, and equipment in the facility for the sole purpose of preventing the spread of disease.

(6)           "License period" means July 1 through June 30.

(7)           "Long term care" means the housing of an animal for a period of more than 30 consecutive days.

(8)           "Properly cleaned" means the removal of carcasses, debris, food waste, excrement, or other organic material with adequate frequency.

(9)           "Social interaction" means friendly physical contact or play between animals of the same species or with a person.

(10)         "Suitable method of drainage" means drainage that allows for the elimination of water and waste products, prevents contamination of animals, allows animals to remain dry, and complies with applicable building codes and local ordinances.

(11)         "Supervision of animals" means one person (at least 16 years of age) present, at all times, able to directly view each enclosure or common area.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 19A-24;

Eff. January 1, 2005.