A.R.S. § 5-62-102 - Definitions

Cite as:A.R.S. § 5-62-102
Currency:Current through the 2019 Legislative Session, Acts 1 through 1092
 
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As used in this subchapter:

(1) "Abandon" means to desert, surrender, forsake, or to give up absolutely;

(2) "Animal" means any living vertebrate creature, except human beings and fish;

(3) "Animal control officer" means an officer employed by or under contract with an agency of the state, county, municipality, or other governmental or political subdivision of the state that is responsible for animal control operations in its jurisdiction;

(4)

(A) "Animal husbandry practices" means the breeding, raising, production, and management of animals.

(B) "Animal husbandry practices" includes without limitation dehorning, docking, and castration;

(5) "Animal identification" means the use of a microchip, tattoo, an ear tag, an ear notch, branding, or any similar technology to identify the owner of an animal and that is generally accepted for the breed, species, and type of animal being identified;

(6) "Appropriate place of custody" means any of the following within this state and, if practicable, within twenty (20) miles of the residence of the owner or other place owned by the owner:

(A) A nonprofit animal shelter;

(B) An animal pound;

(C) A location owned or managed by a society incorporated for the prevention of cruelty to animals;

(D) A location owned or managed by an agency of the state, county, municipality, or other governmental or political subdivision of the state that is responsible for animal control operations in its jurisdiction;

(E) A location owned or managed by a public or private custodian that provides shelter, care, and necessary medical treatment to an animal; or

(F) The residence or other place owned by the owner of the animal, if approved by written order of a court of competent jurisdiction;

(7) "Competitive activity" means a lawful activity that is generally recognized as having an established schedule of events involving competition of animals or exhibitions of animals;

(8) "Cruel mistreatment" means any act that causes or permits the continuation of unjustifiable pain or suffering;

(9) "Equine" means a horse, pony, mule, donkey, or hinny;

(10) "Equine activity" means:

(A) Equine participation in equine shows, fairs, competitions, performances, or parades that involve any breed of equine and any of the equine disciplines, including without limitation dressage, hunter and jumper horse shows, grand prix jumping, three-day events, combined training, rodeos, pulling, cutting, polo, steeplechasing, endurance trail riding and western games, and hunting;

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