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Kansas Administrative Regulations. Agency 9. Kansas Animal Health Department. Article 20. Pet Shops



Country of Origin: United States - Kansas

Agency of Origin: Kansas Animal Health Department

National Citation: KS ADC 9-20-1 - 4

Agency Citation:

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Last checked by Web Center Staff: 06/2013


Summary:  

This set of regulations establishes standards for the housing, care, and maintenance of animals in pet shops. It also includes record keeping requirements for pet shop operators and certain rules governing the sale of reptiles.


Material in Full:

Section 9-20-1. Facilities

Section 9-20-2. Animal Health and Husbandry Standards

Section 9-20-3. Records

Section 9-20-4. Prohibiting the Sale or Gift of Certain Animals

 

 9-20-1 Facilities.

(a) Structures.

(1) Each pet shop shall:

(A) Be constructed of material that will provide for the establishment of a sound structure;

(B) be maintained in good repair; and

(C) protect animals housed inside from injury.

(2) Water and electrical power shall be available in each pet shop facility.

(3) Space shall be supplied in each pet shop to store the provisions necessary to adequately operate the pet shop.

(b) Operational procedures.

(1) Removal and disposal of animal, and all other food wastes, bedding, dead animals, and debris shall be done on a regular basis and at reasonable intervals. The disposal of these waste materials shall comply with federal, state and local laws and regulations relating to pollution control.

(2) The temperature for a pet shop shall be regulated by heating and cooling to sufficiently protect each animal housed inside from extremes of temperatures. Temperatures shall not be allowed to fall below or rise above ranges which would cause discomfort or health hazards to any animal.

(3) Ventilation for a pet shop shall be provided at all times by natural or mechanical means. Each pet shop facility shall be operated to provide fresh air by means of windows, vents, fans or air conditioning. Ventilation shall be established to minimize drafts, odors and moisture condensation.

(4) Each pet shop shall be provided with uniformly distributed lighting. Lighting shall be in an amount sufficient to permit routine inspection and cleaning and be arranged so that each animal is protected from excessive illumination.

(5) Each pet shop shall be provided with a drainage system which will effectively eliminate excess water from the pet shop unit. If drains are used, they shall be constructed in such a manner to avoid all foul odors and any backup of sewage. Drainage systems shall comply with federal, state and local laws and regulations relating to pollution control.

(c) Pens.

(1) Each pet shop shall be constructed to prevent the overheating and discomfort of any animal. Shade shall be supplied either by natural or artificial means. Each pet shop shall be constructed of acceptable materials and maintained in strict sanitary condition.

(2) Each pet shop shall be constructed and maintained so as to provide sufficient space for each animal housed and to permit normal postural and social adjustments, with freedom of movement for each animal.

(Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 1990 Supp. 47-1712, as amended by L. 1991, Ch. 152, Sec. 32; effective, T-9-10-22-91, Oct. 22, 1991; effective Feb. 10, 1992.)

 

9-20-2 Animal health and husbandry standards.

(a) Animal food shall be wholesome, palatable, free from contamination and of nutritional value sufficient to maintain each animal in good health.

(b) Food receptacles shall be in sufficient number, of adequate size and so located as to enable each animal in the enclosure to be supplied with an adequate amount of food. Food receptacles shall be kept clean and sanitary.

(c) Excreta shall be removed from each enclosure as often as necessary:

(1) to prevent contamination of the animals contained therein;

(2) to prevent disease hazards; and

(3) to reduce odors. Cages, rooms and pens which contain any animal having any infectious or transmissible disease shall be washed each day, and after each occupancy, with hot water and detergent. Effective disinfectant shall be applied as an incident of each washing.

(d) An effective program for the control of insects, ectoparasites and other pests shall be provided and maintained.

(e) A program for disease prevention, parasite control, euthanasia and adequate veterinary care shall be provided and maintained under the supervision of a veterinarian. Each animal shall be observed each day by the person in charge of the pet shop or by someone working under their direct supervision.

(f) Each animal shall be handled in a manner which will not cause discomfort, stress or physical harm to that animal.

(g) Water and food shall be provided to each animal at least once during each 24 hour period. Any animal with the nutritional need or disease condition shall be fed more frequently.

(Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 1990 Supp. 47-1712, as amended by L. 1991, Ch. 152, Sec. 32; effective, T-9-10-22-91, Oct. 22, 1991; effective Feb. 10, 1992.)

 

9-20-3 Records.

Each operator of a pet shop shall keep and maintain records for each animal purchased, acquired, held, transported, sold, or otherwise disposed of. The records shall include the following:

(a) the name and address of the person from whom each animal was acquired.

(b) The date each animal was acquired.

(c) A description of each animal showing age, size, color marking, sex, breed and any vaccinational information available. Records shall also include any other significant identification for each animal including any official tag number or tattoo.

(d) The name and address of the person to whom any animal is sold, given, bartered or to whom otherwise delivered. The record shall show the method of disposition.

(Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 1990 Supp. 47-1712, as amended by L. 1991, Ch. 152, Sec. 32; effective, T-9-10-22-91, Oct. 22, 1991; effective Feb. 10, 1992.)

 

9-20-4 Prohibiting the sale or gift of certain animals.

(a) A pet shop shall not sell any reptiles, offer any reptiles for sale, or offer any reptiles as a gift or promotional consideration unless a notice regarding safe reptile-handling practices and meeting the requirements of subsection (b) is prominently posted or displayed at each location in the pet shop where the reptiles are displayed, housed, or held.

(b) Each notice regarding safe reptile-handling practices shall be one of the following: a notice provided at no charge by the animal health department upon the request of any pet shop, any notice created by the centers for disease control and prevention, or a notice that meets the following standards:

(1) The dimensions of each notice shall be a minimum of 8.5 inches by 11 inches and shall use one or more typefaces or fonts that are clearly visible and readily draw attention to the notice.

(2) At a minimum, the notice shall contain the following statements:

(A) “As with many other animals, reptiles carry salmonella bacteria, which can make people sick. To reduce the chance of infection, follow these safe reptile-handling steps.”

(B) “Always wash your hands thoroughly after you handle your pet reptile, its food, and anything it has touched.”

(C) “Keep your pet reptile and its equipment out of the kitchen or any area where food is prepared.”

(D) “Don't nuzzle or kiss your pet reptile.”

(E) “Keep reptiles out of homes where there are children under one year of age or people with weakened immune systems. Children under five should handle reptiles only with adult or parental guidance. And they should always remember to wash their hands afterwards.”

(c) A pet shop shall not possess, sell, offer for sale, or offer as a gift or promotional consideration any skunk, raccoon, fox, or coyote.

(Authorized by K.S.A. 1998 Supp. 47-1712; implementing K.S.A. 1998 Supp. 47-1713; effective Feb. 26, 1999.)

 

 



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