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1721.0490 DEFINITIONS.

Subpart 1.


For the purposes of parts 1721.0490 to 1721.0520, the terms defined in this part have the meanings given them.

Subp. 2.

Confinement area.

"Confinement area" means a structure used or designated for use to restrict an animal to a limited amount of space, such as a room, pen, cage, kennel, compartment, crate, or hutch.

Subp. 3.

Duly authorized agent.

"Duly authorized agent" means an agent of the board, a sheriff or deputy sheriff, police officer, or humane agent registered with the board and appointed pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 343.01.

Subp. 4.

Housing facility.

"Housing facility" means a building, shelter, room, or area that contains an animal.

Subp. 5.

Impounded animal.

"Impounded animal" means an animal seized by a public authority that is being held for redemption by the owner.

Subp. 6.


"Institution" means a school or college of agriculture, veterinary medicine, medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, or other educational or scientific organization properly concerned with the investigation of or instruction concerning the structure or function of living organisms; the cause, prevention, control, or cure of disease; or abnormal conditions of human beings or animals.

Subp. 7.


"Kennel" has the meaning given under Minnesota Statutes, section 347.31, subdivision 2.

Subp. 8.

Kennel dealer.

"Kennel dealer" means a public or private agency, person, society, or corporation that is licensed or is required to be licensed as a Class B licensee pursuant to Code of Federal Regulations, title 9, parts 1-4, who sells or transfers dogs or cats to institutions or to other kennel dealers who sell or transfer to institutions.

Subp. 9.


"Pound" means a facility that houses an impounded animal.

Subp. 10.

Regular business day.

"Regular business day" means a day during which the kennel having custody of an impounded or stray animal is open to the public not less than four consecutive hours between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 35.03


37 SR 1396

Published Electronically:

April 4, 2013

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