|Who Must Comply?||Owners of USDA and PA state licensed kennels & pet shops who sell to the public. "Non-profit" kennels (shelters) are exempted.|
|Buyer receives either:
A health certificate issued by a veterinarian OR
Seller may issue a "Guarantee of Good Health"
|Health Certificate must be issued within 21 days of sale.
"Guarantee" must state dog is healthy on the date of sale & be signed by both seller & buyer.
|Information about dog provided to the Buyer||
|Length of time for Guarantee for contagious or infectious diseases||10 days|
|Length of time for Guarantee for genetic or hereditary diseases||30 days|
|Options for Buyer if dog becomes sick or dies in days allotted||
|Buyer's Veterinarian must issue a "Certification of Illness" for seller which shall include:||
|Buyer must notify seller of vet's examination||Within 2 business days of exam|
|Seller shall give refund, replacement or reimbursement||Within 14 days|
|Seller may contest findings & have dog checked by own vet||Unless hospitalized, buyer must take dog to seller's vet for exam within 2 business days|
|Sellers of "Registered" dogs to supply certain information||
|If seller fails to proved registration documentation, purchaser may elect one:||
|Guarantee information||Must be posted at place of business & given to buyer at time of sale.|
|Enforcement agencies||Office of Attorney General|
|Penalties for violations or for donducting business without proper license||Up to $1000 for each violation|
Source: http://www.paonline.com/PFDC/act27s.htm Downloaded 11.20.00.