Sec. 14-77. General Standards of Care. Anyone who owns or maintains an animal-related business, animal-related organization, commercial breeder, non-commercial breeder, or rodeo must provide that animal:
Freedom from hunger or thirst by ready access to fresh water and a diet to maintain full health and vigor;
Freedom from discomfort by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area;
Freedom from pain, injury or disease by prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment;
Freedom to express normal behavior by providing sufficient space, proper facilities and company of the animal’s own kind; and
Freedom from fear and distress by ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering.