|MA - Veterinary - Veterinary Practice Laws||
|MA - Vehicle - § 22H. Safe transportation of animals||In Massachusetts, transporting an animal in the back of a motor vehicle on a public way unless such space is enclosed or has side and tail racks to a height of at least 46 inches extending vertically from the floor, the animal is cross tethered to the vehicle, the animal is protected by a secured container or cage or the animal is otherwise protected in a manner which will prevent the animal from being thrown or from falling or jumping from the vehicle results in a fine of not less than $50.|
|MA - Possession - Chapter 131. Inland Fisheries and Game and Other Natural Resources.||
|MA - Pet Trust - Chapter 203. Trusts.||
|MA - Pet Shop - Chapter 12.00: Licensing and Operation of Pet Shops.||
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.
|MA - Pet Sales Age Restriction - Chapter 129. Livestock Disease Control||This statute provides that any dog or cat brought or shipped into the commonwealth shall be accompanied by an official health certificate issued by an accredited veterinarian, a copy of which shall be sent to the commissioner of agricultural resources. Further, a commercial establishment, pet shop, firm or corporation shall not import into the commonwealth, for sale or resale in the commonwealth, a cat or dog less than 8 weeks of age.|
|MA - Ordinances - By-laws and ordinances relative to regulation of dogs||
This Massachusetts statute provides that any city or town that accepts the provisions of this statutory section is empowered to enact by-laws and ordinances relative to the regulation of dogs. These areas may relate to, but not be limited to dog licensing, establishing dog fees, disposition of fees, appointment of dog officers, kennel licensing and regulations, procedures for the investigation of and reimbursement for damage caused by dogs, restraining of dogs and establishing penalties for a breach. This section was repealed in 2012.
|MA - Lost Property - Chapter 134. Lost Goods and Stray Beasts||
|MA - Lien - § 24. Domestic animals; care and custody||Persons having proper charges due them for pasturing, boarding or keeping horses or other domestic animals which are brought to their premises or placed in their care by or with the consent of the owners thereof shall have a lien on such animals for such charges.|
|MA - Leash - § 174B. Restraint of dogs in public highway rest areas; penalty||