Maine Revised Statutes

§2087. Transporting dogs in open vehicle regulated


Transporting dogs in an open vehicle is governed by this section. [RR 1999, c. 1, §40 (RAL).]

1. Definition.  For the purposes of this section, "open vehicle" means a motor vehicle with a portion of the vehicle not enclosed by a top and windows or sides. "Open vehicle" includes, but is not limited to, pickup trucks and convertibles.
[ RR 1999, c. 1, §40 (RAL) .]
2. Restrictions.  A person driving an open vehicle may not transport a dog in the open portion of that vehicle on a public way unless the dog is protected in a manner that prevents the dog from falling or jumping or being thrown from the vehicle.
[ RR 1999, c. 1, §40 (RAL) .]
3. Exceptions.  Notwithstanding subsection 2, this section does not apply to:
A. A dog being transported by a farmer or a farm employee who is engaged in agricultural activities requiring the services of a dog; or [RR 1999, c. 1, §40 (RAL).]
B. A hunting dog at a hunting site or being transported between hunting sites by a licensed hunter who is in possession of all applicable licenses and permits for the species being pursued during the legal season for that activity. [RR 1999, c. 1, §40 (RAL).]
[ RR 1999, c. 1, §40 (RAL) .]
RR 1999, c. 1, §40 (RAL).