I`m just wondering where you`d get one and how much it would cost, and I thought that for many months this new South Carolina law would make it illegal to privately own wildlife, Seanna Adcox; The Post and Courier (2017) Some imported birds must have legal import documents, which excludes them from the need for a license, including: Delaware state law requires permits for most wild mammals and hybrids. Pets that do not require a permit include chinchillas, hedgehogs, ferrets, opossums, rabbits, sugar gliders, etc. Many lizards are allowed, including anoles, water dragons, basilisks, bearded dragons, chameleons, geckos, iguanas and more. Possession of non-native venomous snakes is illegal. Hello writerJanis, your cat may be a dog, but it`s just a myth that they are mixed with bobcats. Bobbcats cannot breed with domestic cats, but thank you for your comment. You must obtain approval from RI`s Department of Environmental Management, Agriculture Division, to import, possess or preserve native wildlife or hybrids thereof. Permits are only granted to AZA zoos, U.S. F&W, or other USDA-approved entities that comply with the AWA, with particular attention to Part 3 – Standards, Subdivision E of Part 2 – Animal Identification, and Subsection C – Research Facilities. New rules adopted in 2010 require a permit to own exotic wild animals issued by the Agriculture and Resource Marketing Division of Rotary`s Department of Environmental Management for alien species, including hybrids of domestic cats.
Breeding must be approved by the Ministry. Savannah cats need a permit. Bobbcats are classified as protected fur-bearing animals in Rhode Island under common law (RIGL 20-16-1). There is no open hunting or fishing season for bobcats. It is illegal to possess the carcass of a bobcat, and road fatalities must be reported to the Ministry of Fisheries and Wildlife. Bobbcats and mountain lions cannot be imported into the state, transported within the state (except for licensed wild breeders), and future ownership permits to keep these species will not be granted. Designated educational institutions, research institutions and accredited rehabilitation institutions are exempt from this regulation with the written authorization of the Director of the Department of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries or his representative. Previous owners who already have permits will be grandfathers, but breeding is prohibited.
Also issues permits for public wildlife display. Carnivals, zoos, circuses and other similar shows and exhibitions, where many precautions are taken so that birds, animals, reptiles, amphibians and fish are not escaped or released into this state, are allowed. Applications must be accompanied by a statement of the individual`s training and experience, a description of the facilities, the number of species desired, and a signed agreement that the recommended standards for wildlife exhibits will be met. Grants permits for the educational and scientific use of feral cats. The applicant must be a university, government agency, non-profit organization, or individuals involved in wildlife research. Feral cats can be imported and owned for commercial purposes by a real zoo, circus, amusement park or movie company. In addition, bobcat or lynx can be propagated because of their fur, but you must apply for a registration certificate from the ministry. All generations of savannah cats are legal. Hunting bobcats and puma is legal. Bobcat is not legal in California, Connecticut, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Hawaii and Maine. There are certainly more states than the states I have listed. Prohibition on possession, breeding and importation of dangerous wildlife with the exception of AZA facilities, wildlife sanctuaries, falconry permits, farm animals, auxiliary animals, harvesting by hunters or trappers, wildlife rehabilitators, circuses, cities, non-profit organization 501(c)3 published in 2007 for display in a municipal zoo, a state fair, research center, veterinarians other than wild boars, pounds, animal shelter, county conservation board has been registered, public authority, an animal that is transported across the state within 96 hours, and USDA facilities approved by the state.
Grandfathers registered by 31.12.07 and chipped by 01.09.07. Owners are also required to keep health and ownership records, keep the dangerous animal in a main pen unless they consult a veterinarian or take it to a shelter, post a sign indicating that a dangerous wildlife lives there, and purchase $100,000 in liability insurance with a maximum deductible of $250. Savannah cats and Bengal cats are legal. Limited hunting of bobcats is permitted in some counties. Article 47-5-50 Prohibition of the sale of wild carnivores as pets states that no carnivore that is not normally domesticated may be sold as a pet in this State. Dangerous animals are not allowed off the premises unless they are safely restrained. In addition, those who own dangerous animals must keep them controlled and imprisoned. The dangerous animal is not defined solely on the basis of species. No person shall possess a known dangerous animal with the intention of selling, offering for sale, breeding or buying or attempting to purchase a known dangerous animal; However, this subsection does not apply to a person licensed to own and breed an animal in accordance with classifications established and regulated by the United States Department of Agriculture under the Animal Welfare Act under Title 7 of the United States Code. It is illegal to sell, possess or import feral cats except for scientific or exhibition purposes. On 01.01.18, a new law went into effect that prohibits South Carolina residents — in other words, not zoos — from buying or owning large cats, monkeys or non-native bears.
If you already own an African lion, puma, or other exotic animal, you can keep your furry friend for the rest of their life, as long as you have to register the animal with your local animal control agency and pay a one-time fee of $500 to help the agency enforce the new law. You must submit an emergency plan to this animal welfare authority outlining how the animal should be recovered quickly and safely in the event of an escape. and you must keep veterinary records and other important records, such as documents proving that you owned the animal in your garden before January 1, 2018. Servals and savannah cats are legal. Bobcat hunting is only allowed for residents and in certain areas of the state. Bobcat is legally classified as a fur carrier and can be caught during the open season by hunting or trapping. Bobcat harassment can also be caught year-round with a flight permit. In 2007, a new state law (HB 1418 – signed on 22.07.07) prohibits the possession, breeding or importation of big cat species (lions, tigers, leopards, jaguars, cheetahs, cougars and hybrids thereof), with the exception of AZA zoos and institutions participating in an SSP, animal protection organizations, animal controls, veterinarians, wildlife rehabilitators, wildlife sanctuaries, research institutes, circuses, people temporarily transporting them for less than 21 days.
and exhibit. Fairs and game farms. Affected cats kept at the time of signing the law can be kept. No new animals can be purchased. Washington Dept. of F&W does not regulate small cat species that are not native. Lynx and lynx (which are considered native species) require that the reproduction, possession or commercial use of the bobcat or bobcat be limited to specimens legally acquired from outside the state. Must have a government-issued import permit number on the health certificate to bring native species into the state.
It is legal to own a savannah cat. Bobcat hunting is legal. Requires a permit to own bobcats and mountain lions. Also has an import permit for bobcats and mountain lions. All other cats are exempt from the licensing requirement. Issues both non-commercial licenses ($5.00 per year) and commercial licenses ($100 per year). Has cage requirements. Allows the option to open enclosures. Mountain lions must have fences 8 feet high and have a Y-recurve at least 12 inches wide. Gates must be self-closing and equipped with two locking devices. Native cats should be permanently tagged or earmarked. You can own almost anything in this state and bobcat-hunting is allowed for residents.
It is illegal for a person to own a regulated animal. A regimented animal is defined as all members of the family of felids (with the exception of domestic cats); all bears; and all non-human primates. A person who owns a regulated animal when the law comes into force on 1 January 2005 has 90 days to register the animal with the local animal control authority. Owners of a registered regulated pet may replace the regulated pet when it dies, but only once. The law also requires these long-term owners to have a written plan to recapture runaway animals and meet the Department of Agriculture`s cage requirements, including fencing around primary pens. Regulated animal tags must be put in place and feral cats must be registered with local animal control authorities, who could be the sheriff in rural districts. Hunting and trapping bobcats is legal in Minnesota. Serval hybrids are illegal in Minnesota. USDA Licenses and Federal Laws Since September 17, 2007, it has been illegal to transport a big cat as a pet across state borders, that is, from a non-USDA licensed facility or to a non-USDA licensed facility.
Read the full Captive Wildlife Safety Act. The USDA prohibits all public contact with big cats under 8 weeks and over 12 weeks of age. If you see someone using a teddy bear that is too young or too old, please photograph the event and indicate the exhibitor`s name, location and what you saw to stop the abuse. There is only a one-month window during which exhibitors are allowed to use the youth. There is a pending bill banning all contact with big cats and their babies. Before you pay to have your picture taken with a big cat, contact your USDA regional office to make sure you`re not breaking federal laws.