Subchapter C. IMPORTATION OF DOGS


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3.91.    Interstate health certificate required.
3.92.    Show dogs exempt for 30 days.

§ 3.91. Interstate health certificate required.

 It shall be unlawful to bring a dog into this Commonwealth without a certificate of health prepared by a licensed graduate veterinarian, which certificate shall accompany the dog while in this Commonwealth. The certificate shall state that the dogs show no signs or symptoms of infectious or communicable disease; did not originate within an area under quarantine for rabies; and, as ascertained by reasonable investigation, have not been exposed to rabies within 100 days of importation. A dog over 3 months and under 1 year of age shall have been vaccinated against rabies with an approved rabies vaccine. A dog over 1 year of age shall have been vaccinated or revaccinated against rabies after 1 year of age. The vaccination to prevent rabies shall be valid for a period of 3 years for dogs vaccinated at more than 1 year of age with an approved 3-year MLV vaccine or inactivated vaccine and for a period of 1 year for other approved inactivated vaccines. The name of the vaccine manufacturer, the date of administration and the rabies tag number shall appear on health certificates prepared by a licensed graduate veterinarian.

Source

   The provisions of this §  3.91 amended April 11, 1975, effective April 12, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 895; amended June 1, 1979, effective June 2, 1979, 9 Pa.B. 1755. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (25979).

§ 3.92. Show dogs exempt for 30 days.

 A person may bring or cause to be brought into this Commonwealth, for a period not to exceed 30 days, one or more dogs for show, trial, breeding, other demonstration purposes or as a household pet without securing a Commonwealth license or an approved interstate health certificate. A person holding a nonresident hunting license may, without securing a Commonwealth dog license, bring or cause to be brought into this Commonwealth one or more dogs for the purpose of hunting game during a hunting season when hunting with dogs is permitted by law; if, and only if, a similar exemption from the necessity of securing dog licenses is afforded for hunting purposes to residents of this Commonwealth by the state of the person seeking exemption in this Commonwealth. The 30-day exemption is valid provided that each dog is equipped with a collar bearing a name plate giving the name and address of the owner.

Source

   The provisions of this §  3.92 amended April 11, 1975, effective April 12, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 895. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (1385).

Cross References

   This section cited in 7 Pa. Code §  3.3 (relating to requirements for importation).



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