animals when required to be shipped in crates shall be transported in crates
constructed of a smooth, durable material which is easily cleaned and shall:
(a) Have a solid floor which may have a false
(b) Be so constructed as to
provide maximum safety for the particular animal or animals being
(c) Have openings on
two sides to assure adequate ventilation;
(d) Crates shall be so constructed that food
or water may be put through a small-type door without removing the animal from
the crate in order that caretakers may feed and water when required;
(e) Care and feeding instructions should be
written out by the shipper and attached to the crate. Other precautions in
handling the animal should also be given in case it becomes necessary to move
the animal from the crate.
(2) In all cases the crates shall be large
enough to provide space for the pet animals to lie down in extended position
and to allow ease of movement when standing or turning around. When the
temperature is over 85 degrees F., increased space shall be provided to within
(3) The crate shall be
cleaned before use for each trip.
(4) Food and water containers shall be
cleaned and sanitized before each trip.
(5) If bedding is used it shall be clean,
dry, and dust free.
or persons responsible for the welfare of the pet animal or animals while in
(a) Offer the pet animal food
at least once every 24 hours;
Offer all pet animals water at 12 hour intervals at least, except that water
shall be offered at four-hour intervals when the temperature reaches 90 degrees
F. or above;
(c) Inspect each pet
animal at four-hour intervals or oftener.