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State Pet Shop Laws: Montana

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Definitions:

  • Animals: livestock, dogs, cats, rabbits, rodents, game animals, fur-bearing and wild animals, and poultry and other birds. (MONT. CODE ANN. § 81-2-702)
  • Pet shop not defined.

Vet Care:

  • N/A

Housing:

  • N/A

Lemon Laws:

  • Pet shop operators must provide to consumers the vet care and vaccination data for cats or dogs that they offer for sale. (MONT. CODE ANN. § 7-23-4201)

Food and Water:

  • N/A

Sanitary Conditions:

  • N/A

Unweaned Animals:

  • N/A

Miscellaneous Provisions:

  • License not required for retail pet shops.
  • For 2 years, pet shop operators must keep records of the breeder and owner history of the animals, and the health certificate for animals brought into the state. The records are confidential. (MONT. CODE ANN. § 7-23-4201)

Notes:

  1. Where “adequate space” is not defined the state has not established a definition for the term.
  2. The definition of “animal” may actually be broadly written while the types of animals covered by the law (e.g., veterinary care, sanitation, food and water) may be more narrowly drafted.

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