AN ACT FURTHER REGULATING CERTAIN WILD CANID HYBRIDS AND WILD FELID HYBRIDS.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Chapter 131 of the General Laws is hereby amended by
section 77, as appearing in the 1992 Official Edition, the following section:-
Section 77A. No person shall possess, sell, trade, breed, import, export or
release a wild canid hybrid or wild felid hybrid, except as otherwise provided
by rules and regulations of the division. Any mammal which is the offspring of
the reproduction between any species of wild canid or hybrid wild canid and a
domestic dog or hybrid wild canid, or is represented by its owner to be a wolf
hybrid, coyote hybrid, coy dog or any other kind of wild canid hybrid, or
which is the offspring of the reproduction between any species of wild felid or
hybrid wild felid and a domestic cat or hybrid wild felid or is represented by
its owner to be a wild felid hybrid. All mammals shall be considered to be
wild mammals and subject to the provisions of this chapter.
The provisions of this act shall not apply to an owner or other person
any such animal as of January first, nineteen hundred and ninety-four who has
received a permit from the director; provided, however, that such permit has
been acquired on or before July thirty-first, nineteen hundred and ninety-four.
Such owner or other person shall be subject to the rules and regulations
promulgated by the division. Such rules and regulations may include, but shall
be limited to, provisions for the housing of such animals.
The provisions of this section shall not apply to an owner or person
possessing a domesticated show or pet cat registered with a nationally or
internationally recognized breeding association or registry which certifies the
pedigree and registration of such cat to be without any wild felid parentage
for a minimum of three generations.
SECTION 2. Section 90 of said chapter 131, as so appearing, is
hereby amended by inserting after the tenth paragraph the following paragraph:-
Whoever violates any provision of section seventy-seven A shall be punished
by a fine
of not less than one hundred nor more than five hundred dollars.