Nebraska Dog And Cat Purchase Protection Act Pdf
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If you suspect animal abuse or neglect contact DCAS immediately at All Rights Reserved. The violator may request an immediate hearing with the director pursuant to any findings under this subsection.
Jump to navigation. In addition, the seller shall provide to the purchaser a health certificate issued by a veterinarian within twenty-one days prior to the date of sale for the dog or a guarantee of good health issued and signed by the seller. The health record supplied by the seller shall set forth the following:. If the breed is unknown or mixed, the health record shall so indicate.
Jump to navigation. In addition, the seller shall provide to the purchaser a health certificate issued by a veterinarian within twenty-one days prior to the date of sale for the dog or a guarantee of good health issued and signed by the seller.
The health record supplied by the seller shall set forth the following:. If the breed is unknown or mixed, the health record shall so indicate. If the dog is advertised or represented as registrable, the name and address of the pedigree registry organization where the dam and sire are registered shall be indicated.
If the dog is not advertised as or sold as purebred, registered or registrable, the date of birth may be approximated if not known by the seller. The health certificate shall include the name, address and signature of the veterinarian and the date the dog was examined.
This clause shall apply only if the purchaser's veterinarian determines the dog's illness can be treated and corrected by procedures that are appropriate and customary. The value of these services is considered reasonable if comparable to the value of similar services rendered by other licensed veterinarians in reasonable proximity to the treating veterinarian.
Reimbursement shall not include the costs of the initial veterinary examination fee and diagnostic or treatment fees not directly related to the veterinarian's certification that the animal is unfit for purchase pursuant to this section. If, however, the purchaser's veterinarian determines the dog's illness is incurable, only the options in clauses 1 and 2 of this subsection shall apply.
For the purposes of this subsection, veterinary findings of intestinal and external parasites shall not be grounds for declaring the dog unfit for purchase unless the dog is clinically ill or dies due to that condition. A dog shall not be found unfit for purchase on account of injury sustained or illness most likely contracted subsequent to the date of sale. If, within thirty days after the date of purchase, a dog purchased from a seller is certified through physical examination, diagnostic tests or necropsy by a veterinarian that the dog has or died from a defect which is congenital or hereditary and which adversely affects or affected the health of the animal, the purchaser may exercise one of the options as provided in clauses 1 , 2 and 3 of this subsection.
Remedies available under clauses 1 , 2 and 3 of this subsection shall also apply to replacement dogs. The veterinarian's certification shall be supplied at the purchaser's expense. The veterinarian's certification shall state the following information:. Within two business days of a veterinary examination which certifies illness, defect or death, the purchaser shall notify the seller of the name, address and telephone number of the examining veterinarian.
Failure to notify the seller or to carry out the recommended treatment prescribed by the examining veterinarian who made the initial diagnosis until a remedy as provided for in subsection b of this section is agreed upon shall result in the purchaser's forfeiture of rights under this section.
Subsection b of this section shall not apply where a seller who has provided a health certificate issued by a veterinarian discloses in writing at the time of sale the health problem for which the buyer later seeks to return the dog. Such disclosures shall be signed by both the seller and purchaser. Where the seller has provided a guarantee of good health, subsection b of this section shall apply regardless of whether the seller disclosed the health problem at the time of sale.
The certification shall be presented to the seller not later than five days following receipt thereof by the purchaser. The veterinarian's fee for this examination, including any diagnostic tests or [FN2] necropsy shall be paid by the seller. If the dog is incapable of being transported because of being hospitalized, the purchaser's attending veterinarian shall provide all relevant information regarding the case as requested by the seller's veterinarian.
Unless the dog is hospitalized, failure to produce the dog within two business days from examination by the purchaser will nullify any obligation to replace, refund or reimburse by the seller. Upon examination, if the purchaser and the seller are unable to reach an agreement which constitutes one of the options set forth in this section within fourteen days following receipt of the dog for the examination, either party may initiate an action in a court of competent jurisdiction.
The one-hundred-twenty-day period may be extended by the seller if the dog is being imported from outside the United States by notifying the purchaser in writing of the reason for the extension and a reasonable estimate of the arrival date of the registration documents.
The seller shall provide the registration application within ten days of receiving the veterinarian's certificate if the certificate is supplied beyond the one-hundred-twenty-day period provided for in clause 2 of this subsection. The Office of Attorney General shall promulgate regulations specifying the contents of the summary which must be posted. In addition, the posted notice shall state that the health record information is available on request.
The notice shall include the following statement:. A penalty shall be levied for each violation. The term shall not include nonprofit kennels as defined under the act of December 7, P. Title 73 P. Trade and Commerce. Chapter 4. Fair Trade and Business Practices. Dog purchaser protection Share.
The law mandates disclosure of a dog's health history by a seller defined as pet shop operator or other individual who sells dogs to the public and who owns or operates a kennel or pet shop licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture or the United States Department of Agriculture.
If, within ten days after the date of purchase, a dog purchased from a seller is determined, through physical examination, diagnostic tests or necropsy by a veterinarian, to be clinically ill or dies from any contagious or infectious illness or any parasitic illness which renders it unfit for purchase or results in its death, the purchaser may exercise one of the described statutory elections. Full Site Search.
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September 6, By: Janet L. Kaminski Leduc, Senior Legislative Attorney. You asked for a summary of federal and state laws and regulations that establish standards for the care of animals by dog and cat breeders. You also want to know what positions large animal advocacy organizations hold on this issue. Federal laws and regulations establish minimum standards of care for the treatment of cats and dogs by commercial breeders.
1 A BILL FOR AN ACT relating to the Dog and Cat Purchase Protection Act; to 2 amend section , Reissue Revised Statutes of Nebraska, and 3 sections.
Notwithstanding the above, the State Board of Health may establish by rule vaccine intervals or specific vaccines, or both, to be used in public rabies vaccination clinics, based on considerations such as county specific prevalence of animal rabies or risk of animal rabies and the vaccination rates of dogs, cats, and ferrets in a county. Evidence of immunization shall consist of a printed certificate furnished by the Alabama Department of Public Health, upon which shall be legibly inscribed: A description of the animal; its age, color, sex, breed, and tattoo identification, if any; the name and address of the owner; the lot number and type of vaccine used modified live virus, inactivated virus ; the name of the manufacturer, the amount of vaccine injected, and the date after which the animal is no longer considered vaccinated; and a serially numbered tag bearing the same number and year as that of the certificate. The certificate shall be dated and signed by the person authorized to administer the vaccine. Certificates not complying with the provisions of this section, or certificates issued by those persons unauthorized to administer rabies vaccine, shall not be valid. In lieu of printed certificates, licensed veterinarians may elect to utilize electronically generated and maintained certificates if the certificates contain substantially the same information as required above.