(A)   A major breeder's permit shall be obtained by:
      (1)   A person who intentionally or inadvertently participates in or permits the breeding of more than one dog or cat in a 12 month period; or
      (2)   A person who, sells, trades, exchanges, receives other compensation for or gives away more than one litter of puppies or kittens in a 12 month period; with the exception a litter of puppies or kittens relinquished to the Department.
   (B)   A person meeting either of the criteria in division (A) shall:
      (1)   Not allow more than one litter per female dog or cat in a 12 month period; and
      (2)   Furnish the Department with all required information on the birth of each litter to enable the Department to register and assign a litter number for each litter; and
      (3)   Register the name, address, and telephone number of the new owner of any puppy or kitten sold or transferred with the Department within five days after the date of sale or transfer; and
      (4)   Provide the new owner of such puppy or kitten with the litter number and the major breeder permit number; and
      (5)   Immunize all animal(s)s offered for sale, trade, transfer or given away, with the exception an animal(s) relinquished to the Department, against common disease: for dogs, against canine distemper, adeno-virus parainfluenza, parvovirus, coronavirus, and leptospirosis; and for cats, against feline rhinotracheitis- calici, and panleucopenia; and
      (6)   Not offer to sell, trade, transfer, offer other compensation for or give away, a puppy or kitten under the age of eight weeks; with the exception of a puppy, kitten, or litter relinquished to the Department; and
   (C)   Provide an unqualified health warranty for a period of not less than one week with a recommendation to have each animal(s) examined by a state licensed veterinarian; and
   (D)   Receive approval from the Department of Planning Services prior to permit issuance.
   (E)   Costs. Two hundred dollars ($200) plus any applicable kennel/cattery permit fee.
   (F)   All permits will be issued under this section only after inspection and approval by the Department, provided all other requirements of this chapter are met.
   (G)   A late fee will be assessed for a permit renewal that is in excess of 30 days beyond the expiration date. A permit reinstatement fee will be assessed when requesting re-inspection for approval after a revocation of a permit has occurred.
(Ord. G-23-18, passed 9-25-18)