(1) When pets are kept on the premises, the provider must write and adhere to procedures for their care and maintenance. The AFCH will consult with the local health department and care for all pets as recommended by them.
(2) When animals are kept at the AFCH, the following conditions must be met:
(a) proof of current vaccinations must be kept on file at the AFCH;
(b) pets not confined in enclosures must be under control;
(c) pets must not present a danger to residents, staff, or visitors;
(d) pets may not be permitted in food preparation, storage, or dining areas during meal preparation time or during meal service or in an area where their presence would create a significant health or safety risk to others; and
(e) caregivers and residents must wash their hands after handling animal food and animal waste.
(3) The AFCH will not keep or bring in ferrets, turtles, iguanas, lizards, or other reptiles, psittacine birds (birds of the parrot family), or any wild or dangerous animals.
(4) The AFCH may allow exceptions for reptiles if the animals are kept behind a glass wall in a tank or container where the animal cannot be easily touched while inside the tank.