44-1799.02. Information statement; purchaser rights; notice
A. At the time of sale, each pet dealer shall give the purchaser of a cat or dog a written statement that contains the following information:
1. The date of the animal's birth, if known, the state in which the animal was born, if known, and the date the pet dealer received the animal.
2. The immunizations and deworming treatments that have been administered to the animal as of the time of sale, if known, including the dates of administration and the type and brand of vaccine or deworming treatment.
3. The breed, sex, color and other identifying marks apparent at the time of sale. If the animal is from a source that is licensed by the United States department of agriculture, the individual identifying tag, tattoo or color number for the animal shall be included. If the breed is unknown or mixed, this fact shall be stated.
4. Any veterinary treatment or medication that the animal received while in the possession of the pet dealer and either of the following:
(a) A statement signed by the pet dealer and the purchaser at the time of sale that contains all of the following:
(i) A statement that a veterinarian examined the animal and the animal has no apparent disease or illness.
(ii) A statement that a veterinarian examined the animal and at the time of the examination the animal had no apparent congenital or hereditary condition that would adversely affect the health of the animal at the time of sale or that is likely to adversely affect the health of the animal in the future.
(b) A record of any known disease or illness or any hereditary or congenital condition that adversely affects the health of the animal at the time of sale or that is likely to adversely affect the health of the animal in the future. The record shall include a statement that is signed by a veterinarian who is licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 21, that recommends necessary treatment, if any, and that verifies that the disease, illness or condition does not require hospitalization or nonelective surgical procedures and is not likely to require hospitalization or nonelective surgical procedures in the future. A veterinarian's statement is not required for intestinal or external parasites. The pet dealer and the purchaser shall sign the statement required by this subdivision.
B. The purchaser shall acknowledge in writing that the purchaser has received the information required by subsection A.
C. In addition to information required to be given to a purchaser pursuant to subsection A, at the time of sale and on request of the purchaser, a pet dealer that sells a cat or dog shall provide the prospective purchaser with written notice of the purchaser's rights. The notice shall be a legible copy of this article.
D. A pet dealer shall post the following notice within close proximity of the cages or enclosures in which cats or dogs are offered for sale:
Pursuant to title 44, chapter 11, article 17, Arizona Revised Statutes, information on the source of the cat or dog and any veterinary treatment received by the cat or dog is available for review. You are entitled to a copy of the law describing your rights as a consumer.Section: Previous 44-1798.02 44-1798.03 44-1798.04 44-1798.05 44-1798.21 44-1799 44-1799.01 44-1799.02 44-1799.03 44-1799.04 44-1799.05 44-1799.06 44-1799.07 44-1799.08 44-1799.09 Next
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