Friday, January 18, 2008
WA- new definition of "Pet Dealer"
"HB 2511 - 2007-08 - Creating provisions relating to pet dealers" has been filed in the Washington State Legislature. This is new legislation that creates a new chapter in the Revised Code of Washington relating to pet dealers. The bill, as introduced, defines a pet dealer (Sec 1, (3)) as, "'Pet dealer' means any person, business, or other entity, including pet breeder, that sells more than twenty animals or three litters, whichever is greater, in a twelve-month period. 'Pet dealer' does not include animal control agencies, humane societies, or other bona fide nonprofit organizations performing the functions of humane societies." In Sec 1 (1), an animal is defined as, "means a dog, cat, or bird of any age