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'''Breeders: (Wholesale)'''<br>
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=='''Breeders: (Wholesale)'''==<br>
<p>U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) licenses breeders and inspects kennels. Breeders '''are not required''' to use DCA's pet disclosure form but are required to provide the same disclosures to pet stores purchasing their animals. </p><br>
<p>U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) licenses breeders and inspects kennels. Breeders '''are not required''' to use DCA's pet disclosure form but are required to provide the same disclosures to pet stores purchasing their animals. </p><br>
    
    
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'''Groomers, Kennels, Pet Shops:'''<br>
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=='''Groomers, Kennels, Pet Shops:'''==<br>
<p>Consumers may contact the local Better Business Bureau for a record of complaints. Resolution may require civil action.</p><br>
<p>Consumers may contact the local Better Business Bureau for a record of complaints. Resolution may require civil action.</p><br>
    
    
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'''Dog Trainer:'''<br>
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=='''Dog Trainer:'''==<br>
<p>No state license required. Training is usually apprenticeship with an experienced dog trainer. City or county business license is required. Maintaining a kennel requires a city or county license and a use permit (business must be compatible with neighborhood).</p><br>
<p>No state license required. Training is usually apprenticeship with an experienced dog trainer. City or county business license is required. Maintaining a kennel requires a city or county license and a use permit (business must be compatible with neighborhood).</p><br>
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'''Exotic Animal Dealers:'''<br>
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=='''Exotic Animal Dealers:'''==<br>
<p>Anyone importing, buying, selling or trading animals foreign to the United States (wild or domesticated) must be licensed by the USDA.</p><br>
<p>Anyone importing, buying, selling or trading animals foreign to the United States (wild or domesticated) must be licensed by the USDA.</p><br>
    
    
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'''Wild Animal Dealers'''<br>
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=='''Wild Animal Dealers:'''==<br>
<p>(Fish and Game Code §§ 2116 to 2126, 2150 to 2156, and 2185 to 2192)
<p>(Fish and Game Code §§ 2116 to 2126, 2150 to 2156, and 2185 to 2192)
(Health and Safety Code §§ 121775 through 121870)</p><br>
(Health and Safety Code §§ 121775 through 121870)</p><br>
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'''Guide Dogs:'''<br>
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=='''Guide Dogs:'''==<br>
(Business and Professions Code §§ 7200 through 7218)
(Business and Professions Code §§ 7200 through 7218)
<p>The Board licenses and regulates schools and persons in California that train and supply guide dogs for the blind.</p><br>
<p>The Board licenses and regulates schools and persons in California that train and supply guide dogs for the blind.</p><br>
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'''Service Dogs:'''
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=='''Service Dogs:=='''<br>
<p>Questions involving the differences between "guide dogs" and "service dogs" should be referred to the Board of Guide Dogs for the Blind.</p>
<p>Questions involving the differences between "guide dogs" and "service dogs" should be referred to the Board of Guide Dogs for the Blind.</p>
(916) 654-0462<br>
(916) 654-0462<br>
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'''Veterinarians/Veterinary Technicians:'''<br>
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=='''Veterinarians/Veterinary Technicians:'''==<br>
(Business and Professions Code §§ 4825 through 4844)<br>
(Business and Professions Code §§ 4825 through 4844)<br>
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=='''Animal Drugs:'''==<br>
Food and Drug Administration, Center of Veterinary Medicine<br>
Food and Drug Administration, Center of Veterinary Medicine<br>
[http://www.fda.gov/cvm/default.html '''www.fda.gov.gov''']<br>
[http://www.fda.gov/cvm/default.html '''www.fda.gov.gov''']<br>
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'''Feed and Fertilizer:'''<br>
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=='''Feed and Fertilizer:'''==<br>
(Food and Agriculture Code §§ 15051 and 15071)<br>
(Food and Agriculture Code §§ 15051 and 15071)<br>
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=='''Endangered Species:'''==<br>
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'''Ferrets/Other Wildlife/Exotic Pets: (Ferrets are illegal in California)'''<br>
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=='''Ferrets/Other Wildlife/Exotic Pets:== (Ferrets are illegal in California)'''<br>
'''<font color="#4AA02C">Department of Fish and Game</font color="#4AA02C">'''<br>  
'''<font color="#4AA02C">Department of Fish and Game</font color="#4AA02C">'''<br>  
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=='''Inter/Intra State Movement of Animals:'''==<br>
'''<font color="#4AA02C">Department of Food and Agriculture/Animal Health</font color="#4AA02C">'''<br>  
'''<font color="#4AA02C">Department of Food and Agriculture/Animal Health</font color="#4AA02C">'''<br>  
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<p>'''Export/Import International: (rabies shots must be current)'''</p><br>
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=='''Export/Import International:== (rabies shots must be current)'''<br>
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'''120-Day Quarantine Upon Arrival (Hawaii):'''<br>
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=='''120-Day Quarantine Upon Arrival (Hawaii):'''==<br>
'''<font color="#4AA02C">Hawaiian Animal Quarantine Station</font color="#4AA02C">'''<br>
'''<font color="#4AA02C">Hawaiian Animal Quarantine Station</font color="#4AA02C">'''<br>
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'''Industries (State Vet):'''<br>
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=='''Industries (State Vet):'''==<br>
'''<font color="#4AA02C">Department of Food and Agriculture</font color="#4AA02C">'''<br>
'''<font color="#4AA02C">Department of Food and Agriculture</font color="#4AA02C">'''<br>
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'''Animal Identification: (microchip)'''<br>
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=='''Animal Identification: (microchip)'''==<br>
<p>In 1987, microchip implantation was a new technology for identifying ownership of animals. Legal counsel determined that VMB would have jurisdiction over the process only if it was a "surgical operation". Based on the fact that a 12-gauge needle was required for implanting microchips, VMB concluded that the procedure was surgical and could be''' performed only by licensed veterinarians'''.</p><br>
<p>In 1987, microchip implantation was a new technology for identifying ownership of animals. Legal counsel determined that VMB would have jurisdiction over the process only if it was a "surgical operation". Based on the fact that a 12-gauge needle was required for implanting microchips, VMB concluded that the procedure was surgical and could be''' performed only by licensed veterinarians'''.</p><br>
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'''Pet Insurance:'''<br>
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=='''Pet Insurance:'''==<br>
<p>To obtain health and accident insurance for dogs and cats, make a complaint about, or want to operate a pet insurance business, contact the California Department of Insurance at (800) 927-4357 or contact a local veterinarian for referrals.</p><br>
<p>To obtain health and accident insurance for dogs and cats, make a complaint about, or want to operate a pet insurance business, contact the California Department of Insurance at (800) 927-4357 or contact a local veterinarian for referrals.</p><br>
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<p>'''Department Publications:''' Pet Dealer Disclosure Form (dogs and/or cats)</p>
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<p>'''Department Publications:''' Pet Dealer Disclosure Form (dogs and/or cats)</p><br>
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'''See Also:'''<br>
'''See Also:'''<br>

Revision as of 20:58, 3 September 2010

ANIMALS

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Consumers should consult (Health and Safety Code §§ 122045 through 122220 (Lockyer-Polanco Pet Breeder Warranty) and (Lockyer-Polanco-Farr Pet Protection Acts) for an explanation of warranty with purchase of animals.


Department of Agriculture-Western Region
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
2150 Centre Avenue
Building B, Mailstop 3W11
Fort Collins, CO 80526-8117
(970) 494-7478
(970) 494-7460 Fax
www.aphis.usda.gov


==Breeders: (Wholesale)==

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) licenses breeders and inspects kennels. Breeders are not required to use DCA's pet disclosure form but are required to provide the same disclosures to pet stores purchasing their animals.



==Groomers, Kennels, Pet Shops:==

Consumers may contact the local Better Business Bureau for a record of complaints. Resolution may require civil action.



==Dog Trainer:==

No state license required. Training is usually apprenticeship with an experienced dog trainer. City or county business license is required. Maintaining a kennel requires a city or county license and a use permit (business must be compatible with neighborhood).



==Exotic Animal Dealers:==

Anyone importing, buying, selling or trading animals foreign to the United States (wild or domesticated) must be licensed by the USDA.



==Wild Animal Dealers:==

(Fish and Game Code §§ 2116 to 2126, 2150 to 2156, and 2185 to 2192) (Health and Safety Code §§ 121775 through 121870)


Department of Fish and Game (DFG) publishes a list of animals that may not be imported or transported into the state. Release of wild animals is regulated by DFG. In addition, the Department of Health Services also regulates the importing of wild animals.


www.dfg.ca.gov
www.dhs.ca.gov


Primates/Monkeys See "Wild Animals Dealers"above.


Department of Public Health
General Information: (916) 558-1784
www.dhs.ca.gov


==Guide Dogs:==
(Business and Professions Code §§ 7200 through 7218)

The Board licenses and regulates schools and persons in California that train and supply guide dogs for the blind.



DCA - Board of Guide Dogs for the Blind
1625 N. Market Blvd. Suite S202
Sacramento, CA 95834
(916) 574-7825
(866) 512-9103
www.dca.ca.gov/guidedogboard


==Service Dogs:==

Questions involving the differences between "guide dogs" and "service dogs" should be referred to the Board of Guide Dogs for the Blind.

(916) 654-0462
(916) 653-2215 Fax


==Veterinarians/Veterinary Technicians:==
(Business and Professions Code §§ 4825 through 4844)

The Veterinary Medical Board (VMB) provides protection for consumers and animals through proper licensing of veterinarians and registered veterinary technicians, and enforcement of the California Veterinary Medicine Practice Act.


DCA - Veterinary Medical Board
2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 2250
Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 263-2610
(916) 263-2621 Fax
www.vmb.ca.gov


==Animal Drugs:==
Food and Drug Administration, Center of Veterinary Medicine
www.fda.gov.gov


Department of Health Services
Food and Drug Branch
(916) 558-1184
www.dhs.gov


==Feed and Fertilizer:==
(Food and Agriculture Code §§ 15051 and 15071)

Department of Food and Agriculture
1220 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 654-0466 Recorded info
(916) 654-0462
www.cdfa.ca.gov
email: cdfapublicaffairs@cdfa.ca.gov


==Endangered Species:==


For wildlife protection charities listing contact:

BBB Wise Giving Alliance
4200 Wilson Blvd., Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22203
(703) 276-0100
(703) 525-8277 Fax
www.bbb.org/


==Ferrets/Other Wildlife/Exotic Pets:== (Ferrets are illegal in California)

Department of Fish and Game
1416 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 445-0411
www.dfg.ca.gov


==Inter/Intra State Movement of Animals:==

Department of Food and Agriculture/Animal Health
1220 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 654-0466 Recorded info
(916) 654-0462
(916) 653-2215 Fax
www.cdfa.ca.gov


==Export/Import International:== (rabies shots must be current)


U.S. Department of Food and Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

www.aphis.usda.gov


==120-Day Quarantine Upon Arrival (Hawaii):==

Hawaiian Animal Quarantine Station
99-951 Halewe Valley Road
Aiea, HI 96701
(808) 483-7151
(808) 483-7161 Fax


==Industries (State Vet):==

Department of Food and Agriculture
Division of Animal Industry
1220 N Street, Room A-107
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 654-1447
(916) 653-2215 Fax
www.cdfa.ca.gov


UC Davis - Veterinary Genetics Laboratory
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-2211
(530) 752-3556 Fax


==Animal Identification: (microchip)==

In 1987, microchip implantation was a new technology for identifying ownership of animals. Legal counsel determined that VMB would have jurisdiction over the process only if it was a "surgical operation". Based on the fact that a 12-gauge needle was required for implanting microchips, VMB concluded that the procedure was surgical and could be performed only by licensed veterinarians.


DCA - Veterinary Medical Board
www.vmb.ca.gov


==Pet Insurance:==

To obtain health and accident insurance for dogs and cats, make a complaint about, or want to operate a pet insurance business, contact the California Department of Insurance at (800) 927-4357 or contact a local veterinarian for referrals.



Department Publications: Pet Dealer Disclosure Form (dogs and/or cats)



See Also:
Animals (Control/Care)
Community Hazards and Nuisance Complaint Center



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