Animals and Animal Husbandry
R.I. Gen. Laws § 4-13-4.1
§ 4-13-4.1. Notice to new owner of inoculation and licensing requirements.
(a) It is unlawful for any dog pound, animal shelter, kennel, pet store, or any other facility licensed pursuant to chapter 19 of this title to sell, give away, or adopt out any dog without providing the new owner with a form indicating that inoculation against rabies and permanent licensing are required within thirty (30) days.
(b) The facility shall also require the new owner to sign a register indicating that the new owner has received a form and register shall also contain the name and address of the new owner and shall be permanently maintained by the facility.
(c) The person obtaining a dog in this manner is required to have this dog inoculated against rabies and obtain a permanent license within thirty (30) days.
(d) Any person who violates the provisions of this section is subject to the penalty provisions of § 4-13-4.
History of Section.
P.L. 1987, ch. 388, § 1.