1. Any dog, cat, or ferret imported into the state for a period of over thirty days must be accompanied by a certificate of veterinary inspection.
2. Any dog, cat, or ferret over three months of age imported into the state must have a certification of a current rabies vaccination;
a. When any dog, cat, or ferret over three months of age is imported from an area that is quarantined for rabies, a certifying statement is required from an accredited veterinarian that the dog, cat, or ferret has not been exposed to rabies.
b. A person may not import any dog, cat, or ferret less than three months of age from an area under quarantine for rabies.
3. It is not a violation of this section to bring a dog, cat, or ferret from a bordering state into the state for the purpose of obtaining any vaccination or other health care from a licensed veterinarian or to an animal shelter for veterinary care.
History: Effective July 1, 2016.
General Authority: NDCC 36-01-08, 36-01-12
Law Implemented: NDCC 36-01-08, 36-01-12, 36-14-04.1