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File #: 2014-1107    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 12/2/2014 In control: Committee on Public Safety Services
On agenda: Final action: 12/15/2014
Enactment date: 12/15/2014 Enactment #: 35
Effective date: 12/17/2014    
Title: Ordinance amending the Pittsburgh City Code at Title 6: Conduct, Article III: - Dogs, Cats and Other Animals, Chapter 633 Dog and Cats, by amending section 633.10 Shelters providing for and setting forth requirements for outdoor shelters for dogs; and, penalty for violation.
Sponsors: Darlene M. Harris
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 06 - CONDUCT
Title
Ordinance amending the Pittsburgh City Code at Title 6: Conduct, Article III: - Dogs, Cats and Other Animals, Chapter 633 Dog and Cats, by amending section 633.10 Shelters providing for and setting forth requirements for outdoor shelters for dogs; and, penalty for violation.
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WHEREAS, the Council of the City of Pittsburgh recognizes that dogs are at all times to be humanely treated by their owners, particularly by owners who keep their dogs out of doors; and
WHEREAS, the City now desires to update and adopt the following provisions related to outdoor shelters for dogs, know commonly as "dog houses."
Now, Therefore, the Council of the City of Pittsburgh amends Section 634.07 as follows:
ยง 633.10 - SHELTERS
(a) Dogs and cats shall be provided access to shelter which protects them against inclement weather, keep them dry and allows them to preserve a normal body temperature.
(b) If dog houses with chains are used as shelters for dogs kept outside, the chains used shall contain a swivel or be attached to a swivel and shall be placed and attached so that they cannot become entangled with the chains of other dogs or another object. The chains shall be a type commonly used for the size and type of dog involved and shall be attached to the dog by means of a well-fitted buckle-type collar. The chains shall be at least three (3) times the length of the dog as measured from the tip of its nose to the base of its tail, but no less than ten (10) feet in length and shall allow the dog convenient access to the dog house.
(c) No animal may be housed on a temporary or permanent basis in any shelter constructed of uninsulated metal.
(b) Dog Houses.
(1) A person in charge or control of any dog which is kept outdoors or in an unheated enclosure shall provide the dog with shelter and bedding as prescribed in this section as a minimum.
(2) Building specifications. The shelter shall be a moisture proof and windproof structure of suitable size to accommodate the...

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