AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY
SALE OF PETS AND DISPOSITION OF UNCLAIMED ANIMALS
Transfer of Animals and Birds
I. The license provisions of this subdivision shall not apply to breeders of dogs or cats that do not meet the definition of pet vendor in RSA 437:1, veterinarians, or the transfer of livestock or poultry.
II. (a) A person who has previously not met the requirements for licensure as a pet vendor but who intends to transfer more than 30 dogs or 30 cats in a year may apply to the commissioner for an exemption from licensure as a pet vendor if he or she meets the following criteria:
(1) The person has transferred fewer than 30 dogs or 30 cats annually in the previous 4 12-month periods beginning January 1 and running through the following December 31; and
(2) The person has not been required to register as a pet vendor in the previous 4 12-month periods beginning January 1 and running through the following December 31.
(b) The commissioner shall make a determination on such exemption within 15 days of its submission. Such exemption shall expire on the June 30 following its issuance.
(c) A person exempt from licensure as a pet vendor under this paragraph may transfer no more than 15 dogs or 15 cats in addition to the 30 dog or 30 cat limit in subparagraph (a) within the period his or her exemption is valid.
Source. 2017, 156:233, eff. July 1, 2017. 2019, 346:298, eff. July 1, 2019. 2021, 215:2, eff. Aug. 17, 2021.