This Maine statute outlines the requirements that apply to wolf hybrid kennels. A person who operates a wolf hybrid kennel must register with the department. The offspring of a wolf hybrid must be permanently identified prior to transferring ownership or care of the animal. Failure to comply with the provisions of this section results in a civil violation with a forfeiture not to exceed $1,000. (For other exotic pet laws in Maine, see Chapter 730-A. Breeding, Sale and Transportation of Small Mammals).
§ 3931-B. Repealed. Laws 2011, c. 100, § 13, eff. May 19, 2011
Former Text :
The requirements of this section apply to a wolf hybrid kennel, as defined in subsection 1. A person maintaining a wolf hybrid kennel that also is a breeding kennel as defined in section 3907, subsection 8-A is also subject to the licensing requirements in section 3931-A.
1. Definition. As used in this section, unless the context otherwise indicates, “wolf hybrid kennel” means a location where one or more wolf hybrids are kept and bred.
2. Kennel registration required. A person who operates a wolf hybrid kennel must register with the department on a form provided by the department. The form must include the name of the person operating the kennel, the mailing address and road or street address for the kennel and the number of wolf hybrids kept at the time of registration. The person who operates the kennel must submit with the registration form proof that each wolf hybrid has been permanently identified in accordance with section 3921-A.
3. Permanent identification of offspring; record of transfer. A person operating a wolf hybrid kennel shall have the offspring of a wolf hybrid permanently identified prior to transferring ownership or care of the animal. When a wolf hybrid is sold, given away or exchanged or ownership or care of the wolf hybrid is otherwise transferred, the person operating the wolf hybrid kennel must notify the department of the transfer and provide the name and address of the person accepting transfer of the wolf hybrid.
4. Inspection and quarantine. A wolf hybrid kennel is subject to inspection and quarantine in accordance with section 3936, subsection 1.
5. Violation. A person who operates a wolf hybrid kennel who fails to comply with the provisions of this section commits a civil violation for which a forfeiture not to exceed $1,000 may be adjudged.
2001, c. 129, § 4.
(For other exotic pet laws in Maine, see Chapter 730-A. Breeding, Sale and Transportation of Small Mammals ).