Full Statute Name:  West's Annotated Code of West Virginia. Chapter 20. Natural Resources. Article 2. Wildlife Resources. Part II. Licenses and Permits. § 20-2-51. Permit for keeping pets. § 20-2-52. Permits for roadside menageries

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Primary Citation:  W. Va. Code, § 20-2-51; W. Va. Code, § 20-2-52, Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  October, 2014 Alternate Citation:  WV ST § 20-2-51; WV ST § 20-2-52 Date Adopted:  1939
Summary:

This West Virginia statute provides that the state fish and game director may issue a permit to a person to keep and maintain in captivity as a pet, a wild animal acquired from a commercial dealer or during the legal open season. The fee is charged is two dollars.

Statute Text: 

 
§ 20-2-51. Permit for keeping pets

The director may issue a permit to a person to keep and maintain in captivity as a pet, a wild animal or wild bird that has been acquired from a commercial dealer or during the legal open season. The fee therefor shall be two dollars.

CREDIT(S)

Acts 1939, c. 64; Acts 1961, c. 133.

 

§ 20-2-52. Permits for roadside menageries

The director may issue a permit for the keeping and maintaining in captivity of wild animals, wild birds, amphibians or reptiles as a roadside menagerie. A permit shall not be issued unless:

(1) The animals, birds, amphibians or reptiles have been purchased from a licensed commercial dealer, either within or without the State, or have been taken legally; or

(2) The director is satisfied that provisions for housing and care of wildlife to be kept in captivity and for the protection of the public are proper and adequate.

A fee of twenty-five dollars shall accompany each application for such permit.

CREDIT(S)

Acts 1939, c. 64; Acts 1961, c. 133.


 

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