Animals and Animal Husbandry

Cat Identification Program

SECTION 4-22-3

§ 4-22-3. Required cat identification.

It shall be unlawful for any person to be an owner of a cat over three months of age unless the person maintains an identification worn by the cat at all times.

The identification provisions in this law are not applicable to the following:

(a) A cat brought into the state exclusively for the purpose of entering them in a cat show or cat exhibition or for breeding purposes and which does not remain in this state for more than fifteen (15) days and which is not allowed to be at large.

(b) A cat owned by any person who is not a resident of the state and is traveling through the state temporarily and for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days.

(c) A cat temporarily kept by a licensed veterinarian, a licensed kennel, or a licensed animal shelter or a licensed municipal pound who maintain on their premises cats owned by others.

(d) A cat temporarily kept by owners of a licensed pet shop for purposes of sale or by a licensed animal shelter or a licensed municipal pound for purposes of adoption.

(e) A cat kept exclusively indoors or confined in outdoor areas and maintained for pedigreed cat breeding and stud purposes.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1999, ch. 291, § 1.)