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2013 Minnesota Statutes

325F.79 DEFINITIONS.

For purposes of sections 325F.79 to 325F.792, the following definitions apply:

(a) "Animal" means a dog, wholly or in part of the species Canis familiaris, or a cat, wholly or in part of the species Felis domesticus.

(b) "Pet dealer" means any person, firm, partnership, corporation, or association, including breeders, that is required to collect sales tax for the sale of animals to the public. Pet dealer does not include humane societies, nonprofit organizations performing the functions of humane societies, or animal control agencies.

(c) "Breeder" means any person, firm, partnership, corporation, or association that breeds animals for direct or indirect sale to the public.

(d) "Broker" means a person, firm, partnership, corporation, or association that purchases animals for resale to other brokers or pet dealers.

(e) "Health problem" means any disease, illness, or congenital or hereditary condition which would impair the health or function of the animal that is apparent at the time of sale, or which should have been apparent to the seller from the veterinary history of the animal.

(f) "Veterinarian" means a licensed veterinarian in the state of Minnesota.

History:

1992 c 585 s 1

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