02 NCAC 52J .0203          OUTDOOR FACILITIES

(a)  In outdoor facilities that are subject to the Animal Welfare Act, primary enclosures and walkways with which an animal comes in contact shall be constructed of sealed concrete or other surfaces impervious to moisture.  Gravel may be used if maintained at a minimum depth of six inches and kept in a sanitary manner.

(b)  Dogs and cats kept outdoors shall be provided housing to allow them to remain dry and comfortable during inclement weather.  Housing shall be constructed of material which is impervious to moisture and which can be disinfected.  One house shall be available for each animal within each enclosure except for a mother and its unweaned offspring.

(c)  In addition to housing, the enclosure shall provide protection from excessive sun and inclement weather.

(d)  Animal owners shall be advised at the time of reservation and admission if the animal will be kept in outside facilities.

(e)  A suitable method of drainage shall be provided.


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

Eff. April 1, 1984;

Amended Eff. March 23, 2009; January 1, 2005.