Animals and Animal Husbandry

Pet Warranties – Dogs

SECTION 4-25-9

§ 4-25-9. Notice.

(a) Every seller pursuant to this chapter shall post in a conspicuous location a notice stating that purchasers of animals have specific rights under law and that a written statement of such rights is available upon request. Such notice shall be in one hundred (100) point type and shall read as follows:

"Purchasers of dogs from this seller are entitled to specific rights under law. Purchasers must be provided a written copy of such rights at the time of sale. Prospective purchasers may receive a copy of such rights from the seller upon request."

(b) The required notice at the time of sale must be signed by the purchaser and seller and receipt thereof must be acknowledged.

(c) If the seller represents that the animal is registered or registerable with a registry then at the time of sale an additional written notice must be signed by seller and purchaser and must read as follows:

"A pedigree or a registration does not assure proper breeding condition, health quality or claims to lineage."

(d) The seller shall provide the purchaser with all documents necessary for registration within one hundred twenty (120) days following the date of sale.

(e) If the seller fails to provide the documents necessary for registration within one hundred twenty (120) days from sale then the purchaser upon written notice to seller, shall be entitled to retain the animal and receive a partial refund of seventy-five percent (75%) of the purchase price; or the purchaser can return the animal and all documentation and receive a full refund.

(f) If the seller misrepresents the breed of the animal then the purchaser is entitled to all remedies herein.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2007, ch. 328, § 1.)