New State of Maine Law Regarding the Advertisement of dogs and/or cats for sale in printed media. Effective September 21, 2007 L.D. 1615...... ......."the law will require all state licensed breeding kennels, pet stores, or boarding kennels to list their state liecense number in any printed advertisement including newspapers."
"To address the "unlicensed breeders" which we all have a concern, a section of L.D 1615 includes that a person may not advertise for sale, sell or exchange for value more than one cat or dog in a 12 month period unless that person has a valid animal shelter, kennel, breeding kennel or pet shop license or a valid vendor's license................" Fees and fines are available in print at the Maine Department of Agriculture Food and Rural Resources.
Yahoo!!!!!!!!!!! Finally there may be justice for all of us who are trying to do the right thing...paying sales tax, reporting our business and working diligently for our Maine license to sell dogs and or cats. So those of you who are breeding dogs and cats and advertising them for sale..........the State is watching you and you had better follow up and DO the right thing starting September 21st............because it will be just a matter of time when you get a knock at your door!!! So you think that internet advertising is safe..............just watch!!! Best wishes and have a great day!! Holly