An Act To Prohibit the Sale of Dogs and Cats in Pet Shops
Sec. 1. 7 MRSA §4164 is enacted to read:
§ 4164. Prohibition of sale in pet shops
This bill prohibits a pet shop from selling cats or dogs that have not been born and raised in the pet shop. The prohibition does not apply to a public or private charitable nonprofit animal shelter, humane society or animal rescue organization, a pet shop where a dog or cat owned by a public or private organization excepted by the law is being offered for adoption or a pet shop that is selling a cat or dog that was born and raised by the owner of the pet shop in a separate facility. The penalty for violating these provisions is $2,500 and the pet shop's license may be revoked.