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A. All kennels and catteries shall be licensed as provided by Chapter 7.04 and this chapter. No such facility may lawfully operate except upon lawful issuance of a license. Issuance of such license shall not constitute approval of the land use, nor evidence of compliance with applicable land use regulations.

B. Kennels shall conform to regulations established in SMC Title 14, Land Use.

C. Exceptions of subsection (A): a kennel license shall not be required for the following animal facilities:

1. Licensed veterinary hospitals and clinics.

2. Temporary animal exhibitions located within the City limits for a period of up to fifteen (15) days.

3. Approved animal shelters maintained for the care and keeping of impounded or stray animals. (Ord. 1915, 1999; Ord. 2193, 2010)