1. Will remain in compliance with
all local, state and federal laws, rules and regulations
regarding animal care.
2. Will be incorporated as a
Minnesota non-profit corporation, and have obtained tax exempt public
charity status from the Internal Revenue Service.
3. Will not voluntarily sell or
transfer animals to institutions to be used for medical or trauma
4. Will provide each animal in
its care adequate and appropriate: Food & nutrition; always available
clean, potable water suitable for healthful human consumption.
5. Will not house animal in
overcrowded conditions. Shelters and cages must be of adequate size to
allow the animal free movement. Shelters and cages must be clean, free
of waste, and designed for the safety of the animal.
Shelters will endeavor to keep animal feed separated from cleaning
supplies, and other dangerous substances.
6. Will provide all necessary and
reasonable veterinary care to treat disease and injury, including an
examination by a veterinarian within 5 working days of receiving custody
of the animal.
7. Will provide each animal under
its care adequate and daily exercise periods sufficient to maintain
muscle tone and proper body weight.
8. Will scan each incoming animal
for the presence of an identification microchip within 24 hours.
9. Will spay or neuter all
animals to be placed for adoption to the extent the financial resources
of the organization allow.