15.01.11.05

.05 Sanitation Practices.

The responsible individual shall ensure that the shelter building, primary animal enclosures, and all other areas where animals are kept are sanitary and regularly cleaned to reduce disease transmission among animals, protect public human health, increase animal comfort, and meet the following standards:

A. All primary animal enclosures, food bowls, and water bowls shall be fully cleaned before a new animal is placed in enclosures;

B. All animal bedding shall be fully cleaned before being used by a new animal and subsequently fully cleaned, as often as necessary;

C. All cages, food bowls, and water bowls shall be spot-cleaned daily and fully cleaned as necessary;

D. All floors, junctions, walls, doors, and drains shall be immediately sanitized and fully cleaned after coming into contact with feces, urine, vomit, or an animal known or suspected of having an infectious disease;

E. Only cleaners that are safe for animals shall be used to clean primary enclosures, transport carriers, exercise areas, or any area of the shelter where animals are present or likely to be present;

F. All chemicals shall be removed from the enclosure prior to placing an animal in the enclosure;

G. No animal or animal’s drinking water or water bowl shall be left in an enclosure while cleaning chemicals are being used;

H. The shelter building and runs shall be kept reasonably free of flies, fleas, mosquitoes, rats, mice, and other vectors or nuisance species;

I. All trash cans in areas of a shelter where animals are located shall have lids; and

J. Relevant shelter staff shall be trained in the shelters’ sanitation protocols, and a written record of that training shall be kept on-site and available for inspection.