State Pet Shop Laws: Wisconsin
- Animal: every living warm-blooded creature, except a human being; reptile; and amphibian. (WIS. STAT. ANN. § 951.01)
Food and Water:
- 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)
- License not required for retail pet stores. Prohibits killing animals by decompression. (Penalty: class C forfeiture) (WIS. STAT. ANN. § 951.025)
- Where “adequate space” is not defined the state has not established a definition for the term.
- 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.