The responsible individual shall ensure that the shelter is a safe, structurally sound, and sanitary building that meets the following standards:
A. A shelter may not have any structural defects that could cause injury to animals or staff members handling animals;
B. Surfaces in animal areas, such as floors, junctions, walls, doors, shall be made of nonporous material that can easily be disinfected;
C. Ceilings shall be kept in good condition without leaks;
D. All areas where animals are present shall have adequate ventilation and be kept between 6080 degrees F;
E. By July 1, 2019, all rooms where animals are housed shall have a fire alarm system that will alert authorities of fire or heavy smoke;
F. A shelter shall have written policies and protocols in place to maintain adequate capacity to prevent and eliminate overcrowding; and
G. Upon request, a shelter shall allow the Department to inspect the premises for compliance with this chapter.