2Revised 12/2010C. The word "regulation" includes "rule" "ordinance" or "order" and all have the samemeaning as applied to these regulations.D. These regulations must be liberally construed to give affect to their purpose and intent.SECTION 3 DEFINITIONSA. The following terms, whether or not capitalized, shall be defined as follows for thepurposes of these regulations:Animal: Non-human, warm-blooded and cold-blooded living creatures.Board: Texas Board of Health.Certificate of Registration: A Certificate of Registration issued pursuant to Section 5 of these regulations.Child Care Facili
ty: A facility used as a day nursery, children’s boarding home, child
placement agency or other place for the care or custody of children under fifteen (15)years of age, licensed by the State of Texas pursuant to Chapter 42 of the Texas HumanResources Code.Commissioners Court: The Commissioners Court of Harris County, Texas.County: Harris County, Texas.Custodian: A person or agency, whether or not an owner, which feeds, shelters, harbors,has possession or control, or has the responsibility to control an animal. The owner of ananimal shall be deemed to be a custodian of the animal.
Dangerous Wild Animal: This term has the same meaning as “dangerous wild animal” as
defined in §822.101 of the Texas Health & Safety Code, to wit: a lion, a tiger, an ocelot,a cougar, a leopard, a cheetah, a jaguar, a bobcat, a lynx, a serval, a caracal, a hyena, abear, a coyote, a jackal, a baboon, a chimpanzee, an orangutan, a gorilla or any hybrid of an animal listed in this subdivision.Domestic: As applied to a species of animal indicates an animal that has beendomesticated by man so as to live and breed in a tame condition. Domestic animals havebeen adapted to life in intimate association with and to the advantage of man bymodifying growth and traits through provision of food, protection from enemies, andselective breeding during many generations, often to the extent that the domesticatedform loses the ability to survive in nature. This term does not include an animal whichhas merely been raised domestically.