Bill Status of HB5807 100th General Assembly
Short Description: ANIMAL WELFARE-PET SHOPS
Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
|Session Sine Die
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Animal Welfare Act. Provides that a pet shop operator may offer a dog, cat, or rabbit for sale only if the pet shop operator has obtained the dog, cat, or rabbit from an animal control facility, animal shelter, or rescue group. Provides that a pet shop operator shall maintain specified records of each dog, cat, or rabbit sold. Provides that the pet shop operator shall post a sign on the cage or enclosure of the animal listing the name of the animal control facility, animal shelter, or rescue group from which the animal was obtained. Provides for administrative fine for each violation of the provisions. Provides that the provisions do not prohibit a unit of local government from adopting requirements that are more protective of animal welfare than those set forth in the provisions. Makes conforming changes throughout the Act. Effective immediately.