Rules and Regulations Governing the Importation of Animals


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Title 250 Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
Chapter 40 Agriculture and Resource Marketing
Subchapter 05 Animal Health
Part 1 Rules and Regulations Governing the Importation of Animals
Type of Filing Amendment
Regulation Status Inactive
Effective 04/25/2012 to 11/21/2012

Regulation Authority:

RIGL 42-17, and 4-4-23

Purpose and Reason:

The purpose of this emergency amendment is to ensure the health and welfare of animals brought into the state for adoption as well as to protect the health of the state’s citizenry and the health of animals that already are kept in the state by ensuring that only animals that have been screened for health are imported and offered for adoption. The changes are contained within a new Section 8.

Brief statement of Reason for Finding Imminent Peril:

DEM is seeing a dramatic increase in infectious diseases traced to entities importing dogs from out-of-state.