Title 20: Internal Security and Public Safety
Chapter 199: SALE OF DOGS AND CATS
20 V.S.A. § 4301. Definitions
§ 4301. Definitions
As used in this chapter:
(1) "Animal" means a dog or cat.
(2) "Consumer" means an individual who purchases an animal from any licensee or registrant under chapter 194 of this title. A licensee or registrant under this section is not a consumer.
(3) "Pet dealer" means any person, firm, partnership or corporation, or a representative or agent, who engages in the sale of more than one litter of animals per year or two or more animals over six months of age to consumers for monetary consideration. Breeders of animals who sell animals to the public are included in this definition; except that duly incorporated humane societies or animal shelters which make animals available for adoption are exempt. (Added 1989, No. 270 (Adj. Sess.), § 3.)