North Carolina General Statutes § 130A-184 Definitions
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The following definitions apply in this Part:
(1) Animal Control Officer. A city or county employee whose responsibility includes animal control. The term "Animal Control Officer" also includes agents of a private organization that is operating an animal shelter under contract with a city or county whenever those agents are performing animal control functions at the shelter.
(2) Cat. A domestic feline of the genus and species Felis catus.
(3) Certified rabies vaccinator. A person appointed and certified to administer rabies vaccine to animals in accordance with this Part.
(4) Dog. A domestic canine of the genus, species, and subspecies Canis lupus familiaris.
(4a) Feral. An animal that is not socialized.
(4b) Ferret. A domestic mammal of the genus, species, and subspecies Mustela putorius furo.
(5) Rabies vaccine. An animal rabies vaccine licensed by the United States Department of Agriculture and approved for use in this State by the Commission.
(6) State Public Heath Veterinarian. A person appointed by the Secretary to direct the State public health veterinary program.
(6a) Stray. An animal that meets both of the following conditions:
a. Is beyond the limits of confinement or lost.
b. Is not wearing any tags, microchips, tattoos, or other methods of identification.
(7) Vaccination. The administration of rabies vaccine by a person authorized to administer it under G.S. 130A‑185. (1935, c. 122, s. 1; 1949, c. 645, s. 1; 1953, c. 876, s. 1; 1957, c. 1357, s. 3; 1973, c. 476, s. 128; 1983, c. 891, s. 2; 2009‑304, s. 2; 2009‑327, s. 1.)
Last modified: February 21, 2012