ATCP 16.20(2)(e) (e) A veterinarian shall examine each dog as often as necessary to ensure adequate health care. The examining veterinarian shall use appropriate methods to prevent, control, diagnose, and treat diseases and injuries. The license holder shall follow the veterinarian's recommendations.
ATCP 16.20(2)(f) (f) Sick, diseased or injured dogs shall be provided with timely veterinary care or shall be euthanized by a method described in Appendix 1 to the Guidelines on Euthanasia published by the American Veterinary Medical Association (June 2007).
ATCP 16.20 Note Note: Copies of Appendix 1 to the Guidelines on Euthanasia published by the American Veterinary Medical Association (June 2007) are on file with the department and may be obtained online at https://www.avma.org/KB/Policies/Documents/euthanasia.pdf or from the American Veterinary Medical Association at the following address:
ATCP 16.20 Note American Veterinary Medical Association
ATCP 16.20 Note 1931 N. Meacham Rd
ATCP 16.20 Note Suite 100
ATCP 16.20 Note Schaumburg, IL 60173-4360
ATCP 16.20(2)(g) (g) The department may, by written notice, require a person holding a license under s. ATCP 16.02 (1) to submit a dog for examination by a licensed veterinarian within a specified time period if the department finds, based on its inspection, that the dog is exhibiting signs of illness, injury, or neglect.
ATCP 16.20(3) (3)Housing and transportation.
ATCP 16.20(3)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (c), dogs shall be kept in facilities that comply with ss. ATCP 16.22 and 16.24.
ATCP 16.20(3)(b) (b) Dogs shall be transported in compliance with s. ATCP 16.26.
ATCP 16.20(3)(c) (c) Paragraph (a) does not apply to a facility that is used only for the purpose of breeding, raising and selling dogs for scientific research, provided that all of the following apply:
ATCP 16.20(3)(c)1. 1. The license holder was using that facility solely for that purpose on June 1, 2011, and any primary enclosures added or materially reconstructed since that date comply with ss. ATCP 16.22 and 16.24.
ATCP 16.20(3)(c)2. 2. The dogs are sold from the facility at which they are bred and raised.
ATCP 16.20(3)(c)3. 3. The dogs are sold only to animal care facilities licensed or registered by the United States department of agriculture, and are not resold to any other person.
ATCP 16.20(3)(c)4. 4. The dogs are kept in enclosures that comply with 9 CFR, Chapter I, subchapter A (animal welfare).
ATCP 16.20(4) (4)Exercise. A dog shall be allowed reasonable daily exercise, based on the dog's breed, size, age and health condition. Dogs shall have daily access to an indoor or outdoor run or exercise area where they can achieve a running stride. Repetitive unsupervised physical activity, such as unsupervised placement on a moving treadmill, which prevents a dog from engaging in other activities, shall be avoided except for good cause.
ATCP 16.20(5) (5)Dog grouping and separation.
ATCP 16.20(5)(a)(a) Dogs shall be separated, as necessary, into compatible groups.
ATCP 16.20(5)(b) (b) Females in season (estrus) may not be kept with sexually intact males in the same primary enclosure, or kept without separation from sexually intact males in any confined area, except for breeding purposes.
ATCP 16.20(5)(c) (c) Dogs exhibiting potentially harmful aggressive behavior shall be separated from other dogs.
ATCP 16.20(5)(d) (d) Puppies under 4 months old may not be kept with adult dogs other than their dam or foster dam in the same primary enclosure or other confined area, unless under direct supervision.
ATCP 16.20(6) (6)Behavior and socialization.
ATCP 16.20(6)(a)(a) All dogs shall have daily, full-body physical contact with other compatible dogs, except where such contact must be avoided for good cause.
ATCP 16.20(6)(b) (b) All dogs shall have daily positive human contact and socialization, not limited to feeding time.
ATCP 16.20(6)(c) (c) All dogs shall have safe play objects or other effective forms of inanimate enrichment in their primary enclosures, except where such objects or enrichment must be denied for good cause.
ATCP 16.20(6)(d) (d) Dogs may not be deprived of contact, activity, or enrichment under this section for extended periods, except for good cause.
ATCP 16.20(6)(e) (e) A license holder under s. ATCP 16.02 (1) shall have a written plan for meeting the requirements under this subsection, and shall instruct employees and agents on the terms of that plan.
ATCP 16.20 History History: CR 10-100: cr. Register May 2011 No. 665, eff. 6-1-11.
ATCP 16.22 ATCP 16.22Dogs kept indoors. The following requirements apply to an indoor facility at which a person keeps dogs pursuant to a license under s. ATCP 16.02 (1):
ATCP 16.22(1) (1)Primary enclosures; general.
ATCP 16.22(1)(a)(a) Size and configuration. An indoor primary enclosure shall comply with sub. (2) or (3), except that a whelping enclosure shall comply with sub. (4) and a nursery enclosure shall comply with sub. (5).
ATCP 16.22(1)(b) (b) Floors and interior surfaces. Floors and interior surfaces of an indoor primary enclosure shall comply with all of the following standards:
ATCP 16.22(1)(b)1. 1. Dirt floors are prohibited.
ATCP 16.22(1)(b)2. 2. A floor, other than a floor in the portion of a whelping enclosure that is accessible to puppies, may be constructed of metal wire mesh. The wire shall be coated with an acceptable material to prevent injury to the dogs' feet. The wire shall be of an adequate gauge to prevent sagging under the weight of the dog or dogs kept in the enclosure, and to prevent injury to the dogs' feet.
ATCP 16.22 Note Note: Stainless steel slatting is not wire mesh.
ATCP 16.22(1)(b)3. 3. Floor openings, if any, shall be small enough to prevent the feet of the smallest dog kept in the enclosure from passing through or becoming entangled in the openings.
ATCP 16.22(1)(b)4. 4. Floors and other interior surfaces shall be constructed and maintained to keep clean, dry, and safe from injury. Surfaces shall be regularly cleaned and sanitized.
ATCP 16.22(1)(c) (c) Stacking primary enclosures. No indoor primary enclosure may be stacked on top of any other indoor primary enclosure unless the stacking arrangement complies with all of the following:
ATCP 16.22(1)(c)1. 1. The floor of the top enclosure shall be no higher than 52 inches from the floor of the room in which the enclosures are stacked.
ATCP 16.22(1)(c)2. 2. The stacking arrangement shall provide for safe dog handling, adequate ventilation and temperature control, easy cleaning and sanitization, and easy inspection of all stacked enclosures.
ATCP 16.22(1)(c)3. 3. Each stacked enclosure shall have a fully ventilated front side and a solid floor that can be easily cleaned and sanitized.
ATCP 16.22(1)(c)4. 4. The stacked enclosures shall be stable when filled to maximum capacity with dogs.
ATCP 16.22(1)(c)5. 5. No dog in any of the stacked enclosures may be exposed to any excreta, urine, dirt, or debris falling from a higher enclosure.
ATCP 16.22(2) (2)Primary enclosure for one or more dogs that get at least 30 minutes of exercise each day. A primary enclosure under this subsection shall comply with all of the following requirements:
ATCP 16.22(2)(a) (a) The floor area of the primary enclosure shall be at least equal to the sum of the floor areas under pars. (b) and (c), where each dog's length is measured from the tip of the dog's nose to the base of the dog's tail.
ATCP 16.22(2)(b) (b) For the largest dog in the primary enclosure, the primary enclosure shall include a floor area at least equal to the following:
ATCP 16.22(2)(b)1. 1. For a dog up to 10 inches long, 4.5 square feet.
ATCP 16.22(2)(b)2. 2. For a dog 11 to 16 inches long, 8 square feet.
ATCP 16.22(2)(b)3. 3. For a dog 17 to 22 inches long, 12 square feet.
ATCP 16.22(2)(b)4. 4. For a dog 23 to 26 inches long, 18 square feet.
ATCP 16.22(2)(b)5. 5. For a dog 26 to 30 inches long, 24 square feet.
ATCP 16.22(2)(b)6. 6. For a dog more than 30 inches long, 30 square feet.
ATCP 16.22(2)(c) (c) For each additional dog in the primary enclosure, other than the dog under par. (b), the primary enclosure shall include a floor area at least equal to the following:
ATCP 16.22(2)(c)1. 1. For a dog up to 10 inches long, 3.375 square feet.
ATCP 16.22(2)(c)2. 2. For a dog 11 to 16 inches long, 6 square feet.
ATCP 16.22(2)(c)3. 3. For a dog 17 to 22 inches long, 9 square feet.
ATCP 16.22(2)(c)4. 4. For a dog 23 to 26 inches long, 13.5 square feet.
ATCP 16.22(2)(c)5. 5. For a dog 26 to 30 inches long, 18 square feet.
ATCP 16.22(2)(c)6. 6. For a dog more than 30 inches long, 22.5 square feet.
ATCP 16.22(2)(d) (d) The height of the primary enclosure shall be at least 12 inches taller than the tallest dog in the enclosure.
ATCP 16.22(2)(e) (e) Each dog kept in the primary enclosure shall have access for at least 30 minutes each day to an indoor or outdoor run or area for exercise that is large enough for the dog's size and temperament, considering the number of dogs that may use the run or exercise area at the same time. The run or exercise area shall be large enough so that the dog can achieve a running stride.
ATCP 16.22 Note Note: A primary enclosure may also function as a run or exercise area if it complies with par. (e).
ATCP 16.22(3) (3)Primary enclosure for one dog that gets at least 120 minutes of exercise each day. A primary enclosure under this subsection shall comply with all of the following requirements:
ATCP 16.22(3)(a) (a) No more than one dog may be kept in the primary enclosure at any time.
ATCP 16.22(3)(b) (b) The floor area of the primary enclosure shall be based on the length of the dog kept in the enclosure. The floor area shall be at least equal to the following, where the length of the dog is measured from the tip of the dog's nose to the base of the dog's tail:
ATCP 16.22(3)(b)1. 1. For a dog up to 10 inches long, 4 square feet.
ATCP 16.22(3)(b)2. 2. For a dog 11 to 16 inches long, 6 square feet.
ATCP 16.22(3)(b)3. 3. For a dog 17 to 22 inches long, 10 square feet.
ATCP 16.22(3)(b)4. 4. For a dog 23 to 26 inches long, 14 square feet.
ATCP 16.22(3)(b)5. 5. For a dog 27 to 30 inches long, 18 square feet.
ATCP 16.22(3)(b)6. 6. For a dog more than 30 inches long, 20 square feet.
ATCP 16.22(3)(c) (c) The height of the primary enclosure shall be at least 12 inches taller than the dog that is kept in the enclosure.
ATCP 16.22(3)(d) (d) The dog kept in the primary enclosure shall have access for at least 120 minutes each day to an indoor or outdoor run or exercise area that is large enough for the dog's size and temperament, considering the number of dogs that may use the run or exercise area at the same time. The run or exercise area shall be large enough so that the dog can achieve a running stride.
ATCP 16.22(4) (4)Whelping enclosure. An indoor primary enclosure for a single whelping dam and her puppies shall comply with all of the following requirements, rather than the requirements under sub. (2) or (3):
ATCP 16.22(4)(a) (a) The enclosure shall be of an appropriate type for the breed kept in the enclosure.
ATCP 16.22(4)(b) (b) The enclosure shall have a solid floor in that portion of the enclosure that is accessible to the puppies.
ATCP 16.22(4)(c) (c) The enclosure shall be tall enough for the dam to stand normally and comfortably.
ATCP 16.22(4)(d) (d) The enclosure shall be large enough for the dam to lie down in a stretched out position, so that all puppies can simultaneously nurse.
ATCP 16.22(4)(e) (e) The enclosure shall be large enough for the number and temperament of the puppies.
ATCP 16.22(4)(f) (f) The enclosure shall include an area that is accessible only to the dam and is large enough to accommodate the dam. That area may have a non-solid floor that complies with sub. (1) (b).
ATCP 16.22(5) (5)Nursery enclosure. An indoor primary enclosure for puppies between the age of weaning and the age of 4 months shall comply with the following requirements, rather than the requirements under sub. (2) or (3):
ATCP 16.22(5)(a) (a) The enclosure shall be large enough to allow all of the puppies to turn around, stand up, lie down, and exercise normal postural movements.
ATCP 16.22(5)(b) (b) The enclosure shall be large enough to encourage socialization and exercise.
ATCP 16.22(6) (6)Temporary enclosure for one dog. A dog may be kept for up to 12 hours a day in a temporary indoor enclosure that does not meet the standards for a primary enclosure under this section if all of the following apply:
ATCP 16.22(6)(a) (a) Only one dog is kept in the temporary enclosure at any time.
ATCP 16.22(6)(b) (b) The temporary enclosure is long enough to accommodate the entire length of dog's head and body, measured from the tip of the dog's nose to the base of the dog's tail.
ATCP 16.22(6)(c) (c) The temporary enclosure is tall enough for the dog to stand normally and comfortably, and large enough for the dog to turn around and lie down.
ATCP 16.22(7) (7)Lighting, temperature and ventilation.
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Published under s. 35.93, Stats. Updated on the first day of each month. Entire code is always current. The Register date on each page is the date the chapter was last published.