Administrative

Material name Citationsort descending Summary
AL - Veterinarian Issues -Professional Rules of Conduct AL ADC 930-X-1-.10 The following regulations represent the rules for professional conduct expected from Alabama veterinarians, including grounds for disciplinary action.
AR - Wildlife, captive - Chapter 09.00. Captive Wildlife/Hunting Resort Regulations AR ADC 002 00 001 - 16, AR ADC 002.00.1-09.01 - 16 These Arkansas regulations provide the rules for possession of captive wildlife. It is unlawful to possess, hold captive, confine or enclose any live wildlife, whether native or non-native, migratory or imported, unless otherwise specified in the chapter. Exceptions include members of American Zoo and Aquarium Association, bona fide scientific research that significantly benefits wildlife (with a permit), USDA licensed AWA exhibitors, and others. The regulations also state that "[i]t is unlawful to keep non-native wildlife under inhumane or unhealthy conditions." The release and hunting of captive wildlife is also prohibited, subject to certain exceptions.
AR - Game and Fish - Title 002. Game and Fish Commission. Division 00. AR ADC 002.00.1-01.00-B, C, H The first regulation provides the definitions for purposes of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Code of Regulations. Also provided are regulations concerning the duties and authorities of wildlife officers and penalties for violations of the chapter.
AR - Hunting, remote - 002.00.1-05.08. Prohibited Methods for Hunting Wildlife AR ADC 002.00.1-05.08 This Arkansas regulation prohibits computer-assisted hunting, among other activities.
AR - Endangered Species - 002.00.1-05.27. Endangered Species Protected AR ADC 002.00.1-05.27 This Arkansas regulation states that it is illegal to import, transport, sell, purchase, take or possess any endangered species of wildlife or parts thereof except as provided.
AR - Health - State Board of Health Rabies Regulations AR ADC 007.15.1-I to XI These are the State Board of Health Rabies Regulations.
AR - Health - 125.00.12. Arkansas Health Requirements Governing the Entry of Livestock, Poultry, and Exotic Animals AR ADC 125 00 001 Under Section 125.00.12, it is illegal to import any animal that is affected with, or has been recently exposed to, any infectious or communicable disease. An entry permit from the Livestock and Poultry Commission and certificate of veterinary health is required to import all zoo, wild, and/or exotic animals. Prior to entry the agency requires certain disease tests appropriate to the species at issue.
SD - Exotic Pets - Chapter 12:68:18 Nondomestic Animal Control ARSD 12:68:18:01 - 09 Any person desiring to import nondomestic mammals into South Dakota for release to the wild to become free roaming nondomestic mammals must obtain an entry permit and obtain a certificate of veterinary inspection issued by a licensed veterinarian in the state of origin. Also, a permit is required to possess in South Dakota any nondomestic mammal, or any of its hybrids, of those of the order Carnivora, all nondomestic members of the Felidae, Canidae, Ursidae, Mustelidae, and Hyaenidae families; of the order Artiodactyla, all nondomestic members; of the order Perissodactyla, all nondomestic members of the order Tapiridae and Rhinocerotidae; of the order Proboscidea, African and Asian elephants; and of the order Primates. Permit costs range anywhere from $10 - 100. The regulations also list procedures for escapes, recordkeeping, and inspection.
CA - Research animals - Group 5. Care of Laboratory Animals Cal. Admin. Code tit. 17, § 1150 -1159 This set of regulations establishes certification requirements for research facilities that use live animals in experiments, sets minimum standards of care for research animals, and addresses the requirements for filing complaints with the Department of Public Health.
CA - Importation - Subchapter 3.2. Importation of Wild Animals Cal. Admin. Code tit. 17, § 30070 - 30086 This set of regulations establishes the import permit and quarantine requirements for wild and exotic animals.
ME - Breeder - Chapter 701. Rules Governing Animal Welfare Code Me. R. 01-001 Ch. 701, § I - VII The following Maine regulations reveal the state's requirements for the proper care/housing of animals at pet stores, kennels, and animal shelters. These regulations also establish civil penalties for pet stores, kennels, or animal shelters who violate either the following regulations or Chapter 719 of Title 7 of the Maine Revised Statutes Annotated.
ME - Wildlife possession - Chapter 6. Educational & Scientific Collection Permit Rule Code Me. R. 09-137 Ch. 6, § 6.01 - 13 This section establishes the rules in Maine for educational and scientific collection permits. A scientific collection permit is required by any person who wishes to take, transport or possess wild birds or animals and their parts or products for scientific research or educational purposes at any time of the year; and/or before any person may lawfully salvage, otherwise acquire, transport or possess wild birds and animals for any purpose not specifically covered under any other permit or license.
CT- Pet Shops - Sec. 22-344-21a. Prohibited sales CT ADC § 22-344-21a This Connecticut regulation lists the animals of which the exhibition, sale or offer for sale by a pet shop is prohibited.
CT - Exotic Animals - Sec. 26-54-1. Wildlife pen specifications CT ADC § 26-54-1, CT ADC § 26-55-2 Connecticut regulation 26-54-1 gives the wildlife pen specifications for any bird or quadruped possessed under the provisions of section 26-54 or 26-55 of the General Statutes. In addition, Sec. 26-55-6 replaced 26-55-2 in 2012 (the rule on quadruped importation). Sec. 22-55-6 now divides animals into Categories 1 - 4 based on the dangerousness of the animal to people, whether it is an endangered or threatened species, and even the risk it poses to and the native environment. The rule then states that no person except certain entities like zoos, museums, USDA licensed exhibitors, and research facilities may possess Category One Wild Animals. Restrictions are also imposed on other categories of animals. The rule also details the grandfathering process for owning a primate that weighs less than 35 lbs.
CT - Exotic - Sec. 26-55-6. Importation, possession or liberation of wild birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates CT ADC § 26-55-6 This Connecticut regulation (effective March 1, 2012) places restrictions on who may import or possess certain categories of wild animals in the state. The regulation puts wild animals into one of four categories: Category One, Two, Three, or Four Wild Animals. With regard to Great Apes, a member within the family Hominidae (including, but not limited to, gorilla, chimpanzee and orangutan) is a Category One Animal. No person, except a municipal park, zoo, public nonprofit aquarium, nature center,museum, exhibitor licensed or registered with the United States Department of Agriculture, laboratory registered with the United States Department of Agriculture, or research facility registered with the United States Department of Agriculture, shall import or possess any Category One Wild Animal.
CT - Equines - Transportation of Equines CT ADC §§ 22-415-1 to 4 These Connecticut regulations provide the requirements for transporting equines. Under the regulations, the use of double deck or possum belly vehicles to transport horses is strictly prohibited.
US - Eagle - Endangered and Threatened Species; Bald Eagle Reclassification; Final Rule Federal Register: July 12, 1995 (Volume 60, Number 133)

The Fish and Wildlife Service reclassifies under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act), as amended, the bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) from endangered to threatened in the lower 48 States. The bald eagle remains classified as threatened in Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Oregon, and Washington where it is currently listed as threatened. The special rule for threatened bald eagles is revised to include all lower 48 States. This action will not alter those conservation measures already in force to protect the species and its habitats. The bald eagle also occurs in Alaska and Canada, where it is not at risk and is not protected under the Act. Bald eagles of Mexico are not listed at this time due to a recently enacted moratorium on listing additional taxa as threatened or endangered.

FL - Importation - Chapter 5C-3. Importation of Animals Fla. Admin. Code r. 5C-3.001 - 3.012 This set of regulations constitutes the Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services rules governing the importation of animals.
FL - Exotic Pets - 68-5.008. Amnesty for Persons Relinquishing Non-native Pets. Fla. Admin. Code r. 68-5.008 This rule provides amnesty to non-native pet owners who voluntarily relinquish their illegal animals to state or county wildlife agencies or during Commission-sponsored amnesty events.
FL - Wildlife - Chapter 68A-1. General: Ownership, Short Title, Severability and Definitions Fla. Admin. Code r. 68A-1.001 - 1.004 This chapter of the Administrative Code provides the definitions for the remaining chapters of the Code, and includes a declaration of the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's authority to regulate all wild animal life within the state.
FL - Exotic Pets - Fish and Wildlife Code: Possession, Maintenance, and Use of Captive Wild and Exotic Animals Fla. Admin. Code r. 68A-6.001 - 6.018 This chapter of the Florida Administrative Code contain the rules of the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission relating to the possession of wildlife in captivity and includes permit requirements for the possession of listed animals and sets minimum standards for the maintenance and transportation of the same.
US - Marine Mammals - Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Commercial Fishing Operations; Tuna Purse Seine Vessels in the East FR Doc. 04-19869

This Notice announces that on August 9, 2004, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California issued an order which set aside the final finding made on December 31, 2002, by the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NMFS, (Assistant Administrator). Under the terms of this Order, the labeling standard for ``dolphin-safe'' tuna shall be governed by the provisions of the Dolphin Protection Consumer Information Act. Under that provision, tuna are deemed dolphin safe if ``no tuna were caught on the trip in which such tuna were harvested using a purse seine net intentionally deployed on or to encircle dolphins, and no dolphins were killed or seriously injured during the sets in which the tuna were caught.''

US - Whales - Whaling Provisions: Aboriginal Subsistence Whaling Quotas FR Doc. 04-3755

NMFS announces the aboriginal subsistence whaling quota for bowhead whales, and other limitations deriving from regulations adopted at the 2002 Special Meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC). For 2004, the quota is 75 bowhead whales struck. This quota and other limitations will govern the harvest of bowhead whales by members of the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission (AEWC).

US - Wolf - Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Regulations for Nonessential Experimental Populations of the Western FR Doc. 04-5248

We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) propose regulations for the nonessential experimental populations of the western distinct population segment (DPS) of the gray wolf (Canis lupus). In addition, we propose regulations so that States with wolf management plans approved by the Service can apply for additional authorities to manage wolves consistent with those approved plans. These proposed regulations would only have effect in States that have an approved State management plan for gray wolves.

US - Whales - Whaling Provisions; Aboriginal Subsistence Whaling Quotas FR Doc. 05-2001

NMFS announces the aboriginal subsistence whaling quota for bowhead whales, and other limitations deriving from regulations adopted at the 2002 Special Meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC). For 2005, the quota is 75 bowhead whales struck. This quota and other limitations will govern the harvest of bowhead whales by members of the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission (AEWC).

GA - Animal Protection- Chapter 40-13-13. Animal Protection GA ADC 40-13-13-.01 to .09 There regulations set out the requirements for licensing animal shelters, pet dealers, kennels, and stable operators. They also provide provisions for controlling disease and shipping animals into the state.
GA - Rehabilitation, wildlife - 391-4-9-.03. Wildlife Rehabilitation Permits GA ADC 391-4-9-.03 This Georgia regulation describes the requirements to become a wildlife rehabilitator. Rehabilitation means the action or process of restoring wildlife to a condition of health and shall include maintaining a state of health in young wildlife to an age of independence. A permit is issued only when an applicant meets requirements such as training and demonstration of competency on a written exam, among other things.
GA - Exotic Animals - 40-13-2-.16. Exotic and Pet Birds. GA ADC 40-13-2-.16, 17 This Georgia regulation provides that all exotic animals and all non-traditional livestock entering Georgia must be accompanied by an official Certificate of Veterinary Inspection identifying each animal with unique permanent individual identification.
GA - Rabies - 40-13-2-.19. Pets. GA ADC 40-13-2-.19 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.
GA - Restaurant, animals - 511-6-1-.07. Physical Facilities. GA ADC 511-6-1-.07 This Georgia regulation has an exception for dogs in outdoor dining areas in the subsection of the regulation that prohibits animals in food service establishments. Subsection (5)(o)(vi) states that pet dogs may be allowed in outside dining areas of a food establishment provided patrons access the area from the outdoors and several other conditions are met. Pet dogs must not come into contact with any serving dishes, utensils, or tableware nor are they allowed on chairs, tables, or other furnishings. Employees and consumers must not provide food to pet dogs. The pet dogs must be kept on a leash and under control of the consumer at all times. At no time is the pet dog allowed to travel through the interior portion of the food service establishment. The establishment must also establish processes for training employees not to handle or pet the dogs and a procedure and equipment for the clean up of pet waste.
HI - Wildlife - Chapter 124. Indigenous Wildlife, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife, and Introduced Wild Birds Haw. Admin. Rules (HAR) § 13-124-1 to § 13-124-13 The purpose of this chapter is to conserve, manage, protect, and enhance indigenous wildlife; and manage introduced wild birds.
HI - Exotic Wildlife - Subchapter 2. Non-Domestic Animal Introductions Haw. Admin. Rules (HAR) § 4-71-5 to § 4-71-10 This chapter addresses the introduction of feral and other non-domestic animals into Hawaii. The regulations specify certain animals prohibited for introduction into the state and the process for permitted introductions. Certain animals require a bond with the department.
IA - Dangerous Wild Animals - Chapter 77. Dangerous Wild Animals IA ADC 21-77.1 - 14 This set of rules defines a "dangerous wild animal" and prohibits the importation, possession, ownership, and breeding of those animals. Certain listed individuals and entities are exempt from the ban. Also, a person who owned or possessed a dangerous wild animal on July 1, 2007 may continue to own or possess that animal if the person complies with the legal requirements outlined in this Chapter.
ID - Exotic Animals - Chapter 27. Rules Governing Deleterious Exotic Animals IDAPA 02.04.27.100 These Idaho rules concern the possession, propagation, and exhibition of "deleterious exotic animals." No person may possess or propagate a deleterious exotic animal in the state, unless such person obtains a possession permit issued by the Administrator. Species of deleterious exotic animals include leopards, lions, non-pinioned mute swans, Russian wild boar, and all non-human primates, among others.
IN - Wild Animal - Rule 11. Wild Animal Possession Permits. Ind. Admin. Code tit. 312, r. 9-11-1 to 15 This chapter of regulations provides the rules and requirements for possession of wild animals in Indiana.
IN - Breeders - Rule 1. Commercial Dog Breeder and Broker Registration Ind. Admin. Code tit. 345, r. 14-1-1 to 4 This set of Indiana rules provides the rules for licensing and registration of commercial dog brokers and breeders.
IA - Breeders - Chapter 67 Animal Welfare Iowa Admin. Code 21-67.1(162) - 13 The following Iowa regulations provide provisions that pet stores, kennels, pounds, and other animal housing facilities must follow in order to handle, transport, and care for animals. These regulations provide specific instructions for dog day cares and for breeding greyhound dogs.
KS - Veterinarian Issues - Professional Conduct K.A.R. 70-8-1 The following represents acts by a Kansas licensed veterinarian that shall be considered unprofessional conduct and shall constitute grounds for disciplinary action against the licensee.
KS - Rabies - 9-18-5 Importing dogs and cats. K.A.R. 9-18-5 This Kansas regulation states that dogs and cats shall not be imported into Kansas unless accompanied by a certificate of veterinary inspection issued by a licensed veterinarian and vaccinated against rabies with a product licensed by the U.S.D.A., with the duration of immunity and method of administration in accordance with the manufacturer's guidelines. Dogs and cats under three months of age shall not be required to be vaccinated against rabies.
KS - Pet Shop - Article 20. Pet Shops K.A.R. 9-20-1 to 4 (Revoked in 2017). 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.
KS - Exotic Pets - 115-20-3 Exotic Wildlife; Possession, Sale and Requirements. KS ADC 115-20-3 This regulation covers the importation, possession, and sale of exotic wildlife.
KS - Breeders - Article 18. Animal Facility Inspection Program-License and Registration Fees KS ADC 9-18-1 - 31 These Kansas regulations set out the fees schedule for licenses, such as animal breeder premises license. Under the regulations, premises that are licensed are subject to routine inspections to determine compliance with the regulations.
KS - Research - Article 21. Animal Research Facility KS ADC 9-21-1 to 3 This set of regulations establishes standards for the housing, care, and maintenance of animals in research facilities. It also includes record-keeping requirements for research facility operators.
KS - Breeders and Pounds - Article 22. Animal Pounds and Shelters KS ADC 9-22-1 to 5 [Note: regulations revoked in 2017] This set of regulations establishes standards for the housing, care, and maintenance of animals in shelters, pounds, rescues, and foster homes. It also includes record keeping requirements for operators of those facilities.
KS - Breeders - Article 23. Hobby Kennel Operators KS ADC 9-23-1 to 3 These Kansas regulations require hobby kennel operators to provide good quality food and keep records for each animal. Kennels must be structurally sound, be maintained in good repair, and protect animals from injury. Water and electrical power must be provided in each kennel.
KS - Breeders - Article 24. Kennel Operators KS ADC 9-24-1 - 3 (Revoked in 2017). These Kansas regulations require kennel operators to provide good quality food and keep records for each animal. Kennels must be structurally sound, be maintained in good repair, and protect animals from injury. Water and electrical power must be provided in each kennel.
KS - Breeders - Article 25. Retail Breeders Facility Standards; Animal Health, Husbandry and Operational Standards KS ADC 9-25-1 to 15 Note: these regulations have been revoked. These Kansas regulations outline requirements for housing facilities for animals. Construction of the structure must protect animals from injury, contain the animals securely, and restrict other animals from entering. The regulations also provide for cleaning, sanitization, housekeeping, pest control. feeding, exercise, veterinary care, and record keeping.
LA - Rabies - § 103. Mandatory Vaccinations of Dogs, Cats, and Ferrets [formerly paragraph 3:002] LAC 51:III.103 This Louisiana regulation states that no person shall own, keep or have in his custody a dog, cat, or ferret over 3 months of age that has not been vaccinated against rabies by a licensed veterinarian
MA - Pet Shop - Chapter 12.00: Licensing and Operation of Pet Shops. Mass. Regs. Code tit. 330, § 12.01 - 12.09 These Massachusetts regulations provide provisions regarding the licensing and operation of pet stores; the licensee's responsibility towards the animals within the pet store; the licensee's restrictions on animal sales; and the government's inspection of the pet store's premises, amongst other topics.
MD - Veterinarian Issues - Reporting Animal Cruelty MD ADC 15.14.15.01 to MD ADC 15.14.15.9999 These regulations state that if a veterinarian suspects animal cruelty, the veterinarian should do the following: (1) Note the condition of the animal upon presentation in the animal's treatment record; (2) Note the basis for suspecting cruelty in the animal's treatment record; and (3) Promptly report the suspected instance of cruelty, including animal fighting, to the appropriate local law enforcement or county animal control agency. A veterinarian who reports, in good faith, a suspected incident of animal cruelty is immune from any civil liability that results from this report.

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