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State Pet Shop Laws: Wisconsin

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Definitions:

  • Animal: every living warm-blooded creature, except a human being; reptile; and amphibian. (WIS. STAT. ANN. § 951.01)

Vet Care:

  • N/A

Housing:

  • N/A

Lemon Laws:

  • N/A

Food and Water:

  • N/A

Sanitary Conditions:

  • N/A

Unweaned Animals:

  • Prohibits retailers from selling fowl, ducks or baby rabbits under 2 months old. Exceptions: in quantities of 6 or more animals, or for agriculture or science. Heating facilities must be supplied to the baby fowl while offered for sale. (WIS. STAT. ANN. § 951.10)

Miscellaneous Provisions:

  • License not required for retail pet stores. Prohibits killing animals by decompression. (Penalty: class C forfeiture) (WIS. STAT. ANN. § 951.025)

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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