Full Title Name:  West's Georgia Administrative Code. Title 40. Georgia Department of Agriculture. Subtitle 40-13. Animal Health Division. Chapter 40-13-2. Interstate Movement Health Requirements. 40-13-2-.19. Pets.

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Country of Origin:  United States Citation:  Ga Comp. R. & Regs. 40-13-2-.19 Agency Origin:  Georgia Department of Agriculture Last Checked:  December, 2019
Summary: This Georgia regulation states that all dogs and cats twelve (12) weeks of age or older entering Georgia must have proof of a current and approved rabies vaccination in accordance with the most recent Compendium of Animal Rabies Control published by the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians, Inc. It also provides other requirements for importation of pets.

(1) All pets entering Georgia must comply with the applicable health requirements of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Georgia Department of Agriculture, the Georgia Department of Human Resources, and/or the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

(2) All dogs and cats twelve (12) weeks of age or older entering Georgia must have proof of a current and approved rabies vaccination in accordance with the most recent Compendium of Animal Rabies Control published by the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians, Inc.

(3) All ferrets twelve (12) weeks of age or older entering Georgia must have proof of a current and approved rabies vaccination in accordance with the most recent Compendium of Animal Rabies Control published by the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians, Inc. Ferrets seven (7) months of age or older entering Georgia must be sexually altered prior to entry, except those exempted by a license/permit issued by USDA, APHIS, Animal Care and/or the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

(4) All pets, except fish and rodents, entering Georgia for sale, trade, or exchange for a fee or other type of compensation must be accompanied by a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection issued within the previous 30 days and which records proof of the health requirements for each species.

(5) All pet birds entering Georgia are required to have a permit number issued by the Department prior to entry. Permit numbers may be obtained by calling the Animal Health Section at 404-656-3667.

Credits

Adopted Feb. 6, 2003. Amended Sept. 22, 2011.

Authority: O.C.G.A. Secs. 4-4-1, 4-4-64, 4-4-65, 4-10-1 et seq., 4-10-7.1, 4-10-7.2, 4-11-1 et seq., 4-11-11, 27-5-5(b)(1)(k), 31-19-5.


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