Full Title Name:  State of New Hampshire. Office of Legislative Services. Division of Administrative Rules. Department of Agriculture, Markets, and Food. Chapter Agr 1700. Transfer of Animals and Birds

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Country of Origin:  United States Citation:  N.H. Code Admin. R. Agr 1702.01 - 10 Agency Origin:  New Hampshire Department of Agriculture Last Checked:  July, 2017
Summary: These rules establish standards for the regulation of animal health and welfare that are consistent with the pattern established in statute by the Legislature. Animal health regulation focuses on those conditions that pose a threat to public health, that would require regulatory intervention to protect the economy of the state, or both.

Agr 1701.01  Purpose.

Agr 1702.01  Definitions.

Agr 1703.01  Importing and Transporting Birds Into the State of New Hampshire.

Agr 1703.02  Written Records.

 

 

Agr 1701.01 Purpose

These rules establish standards for the regulation of animal health and welfare that are consistent with the pattern established in statute by the Legislature. Animal health regulation focuses on those conditions that pose a threat to public health, that would require regulatory intervention to protect the economy of the state, or both.

Source. #1722, eff 2-26-81; ss by #2176, eff 11-30-82; ss by #2858, eff 9-24-84, EXPIRED 9-24-90

New. #5121, eff 4-25-91; ss by #6040, eff 5-18-95; ss by #6832, eff 8-25-98, EXPIRED: 8-25-06

New. #8763, eff 11-22-06; ss by #10834, eff 5-21-15

 

Agr 1702.02 Definitions

As used herein:

(a) “Animal” means an animal customarily used as a household pet;

(b) “Bird” means any bird customarily used as a household pet;

(c) “Carapace” means a bony or chitinous case or shield covering the back or part of the back of an animal;

(d) “Foster facilities” means premises which are not in the business of transferring animals because they house animals solely for medical or behavioral rehabilitation when the animals are owned by a license-holder for another premises;

(e) “License holder” means any person to whom a license has been issued by the department for a premises used to house, harbor or display animals intended for transfer to the public;

(f) “Person” means any individual, firm, corporation or other entity engaged in the business of transferring to the public animals customarily used as household pets;

(g) “Primary enclosure” means a four-sided structure that is used as a housing unit for an animal;

(h) “Reasonable times” means the license holder's eight regular, posted open hours between 8 am and 4pm, Monday through Friday, which are subject to unannounced inspection by the department and access to the public for the return of pets in accordance with RSA 437:13;

(i) “State” means the state of New Hampshire;

(j) “Turtles” means all chelonia, including tortoises and terrapins being sold as household pets; and

(k) “Zoonotic disease” means an illness that is transmissible to humans from animals customarily used as household pets.

Source. #1722, eff 2-26-81; ss by #2176, eff 11-30-82; ss by #2858, eff 9-24-84, EXPIRED 9-24-90

New. #5121, eff 4-25-91; ss by #6040, eff 5-18-95; ss by #6832, eff 8-25-98, EXPIRED: 8-25-06

New. #8763, eff 11-22-06; ss by #10834, eff 5-21-15 (from Agr 1701.01)

 

 

 

 

Agr 1703.01 Importing and Transporting Birds Into the State of New Hampshire. 

(a) No person shall import, transfer, or display any bird in the state from outside of the state until he or she has complied with the requirements of this section and Agr 2100.

(b) Any bird brought into the state for transfer or to be otherwise displayed by any person as defined herein shall be accompanied by a permit issued by the department of agriculture, markets, and food as stated in Agr 2100.

(c) Permits for importation of birds into the state shall be obtained from the New Hampshire department of agriculture, markets and food, division of animal industry, PO Box 2042, Concord, NH 03302-2042, telephone: 603-271-2404.

(d) All birds entering the state shall be accompanied by a certificate of veterinary inspection from the state or country of origin.

(e) All certificates required hereunder shall be countersigned by the appropriate regulatory authority of the state or country of origin.

(f) One copy of each certificate shall accompany all shipments of birds.

(g) Certificates required hereunder shall be acceptable only if issued not more than 30 days prior to the date of entry.

Source. #6832, eff 8-25-98, EXPIRED: 8-25-06

New. #8763, eff 11-22-06; ss by #10834, eff 5-21-15 (formerly Agr 1701.02)

 

Agr 1703.02 Written Records.

(a) All persons shall keep a written record of all individual transfers of all birds in the state customarily used as household pets.

(b) The record shall include the following information:

(1) Date of transfer;

(2) Name and address of transferee; and

(3) Species and number of birds.

Source. #6832, eff 8-25-98, EXPIRED: 8-25-06

New. #8763, eff 11-22-06; ss by #10834, eff 5-21-15 (formerly Agr 1701.03)

 

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