A Nevada bill that seeks to further regulate the state’s dog and cat breeders is scheduled for a public hearing on Thursday, May 12, 2011. Unlike most state laws regulating breeders, this proposal would mandate that individual localities adopt ordinances providing for breeder permits.
Under current Nevada law, dog and cat breeders, as well as boarding kennel and animal shelter operators, are required to follow certain care and housing standards.
Senate Bill 299 would require each county and incorporated city to adopt an ordinance requiring breeders to obtain an annual permit from the board of county commissioners, the city’s governing body or animal control agency.
Under SB 299, breeders would be prohibited from breeding a female dog before the dog is 18 months old, and they would not be able to breed the dog more than once a year.
In addition, breeders would be prohibited from selling a dog or cat unless the animal has been fitted with a microchip and has received all required vaccinations for rabies. Breeders would also have to provide a written sales contract to the purchaser....
Source: Nevada Mulls Mandating Local Breeder Ordinances - petproductnews.com