Rules and Regulations Governing the Importation of Animals
|Title||250||Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management|
|Chapter||40||Agriculture and Resource Marketing|
|Part||1||Rules and Regulations Governing the Importation of Animals|
|Type of Filing||Amendment|
|Regulation Status||Inactive View Active Rule|
|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.