Bill Status of HB4105 101st General Assembly
Short Description: ANIMAL WELFARE-BREEDER-SHELTER
Rep. Margo McDermed
| 1/13/2021||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Animal Welfare Act. Defines "professional breeder". Provides that an animal shelter shall not accept a dog or cat from an owner, animal shelter, or out-of-state animal control facility unless it obtains documentation attesting the dog or cat was not obtained through compensation or payment made to a cat breeder, dog breeder, dog dealer, or dog broker. Provides that a pet shop operator or dog dealer shall submit records to the Department of Agriculture that attests that dogs offered for sale are not obtained from a puppy mill. Provides conditions dog breeders must satisfy relating to primary enclosures, breeding practices, veterinary care, socialization, retirement, and recordkeeping. Provides that dog dealers must comply with disclosure requirements when offering a dog or cat for sale. Increases fees for licenses issued under the Act.