Each guard dog company and any licensed company using guard
dogs shall comply with the requirements detailed in this section:
(1) All pens, spaces, rooms, runs, cages, compartments,
or hutches where guard dogs are housed, exercised, trained, or placed
shall be kept clean and maintained in a sanitary condition. Excreta
shall be removed as often as necessary to prevent contamination of
the inhabitants and reduce disease hazards and odors. Adequate shelter
shall be provided to protect animals from any form of overheating
or cold or inclement weather.
(2) All animals shall be fed at least once a day except
as otherwise might be directed by a licensed veterinarian. The food
shall be free from contamination, wholesome, palatable, and of sufficient
quality and nutritive value to meet the normal daily requirements
for the condition and size of the animal. Food receptacles shall be
accessible to all animals and shall be located so as to minimize contamination
by excreta. Feeding pans shall be durable and kept clean and sanitary.
Disposable food receptacles may be used but must be discarded after
each feeding. Self feeders may be used for the feeding of food and
shall be kept clean and sanitary to prevent molding, deterioration,
or caking of feed.
(3) All animals shall be furnished ample water. If
potable water is not accessible to the animals at all times, it shall
be offered to them at least twice daily for periods of not less than
one hour, except as directed by a licensed veterinarian. Watering
receptacles shall be kept clean and sanitary.
(4) All animals shall be vaccinated by a licensed veterinarian
against rabies by the time they are four (4) months of age and within
each subsequent twelve (12) month interval thereafter. Official rabies
vaccination certificates issued by the vaccinating veterinarian shall
contain certain standard information as designated by the Department
of State Health Services. Information required is detailed in this
(A) Owner's name, address, and telephone number;
(B) Animal identification, including species, sex,
age (3 Month to 12 Month, 12 Month or older), size (lbs.), predominant
breed and colors;
(C) Vaccine used, producer, expiration date, and serial
(D) Date vaccinated;
(E) Rabies tag number; and
(F) Veterinarian's signature and license number.