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Act 246 of 2000
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Act 246 of 2000

AN ACT to regulate the ownership, possession, and care of certain wolf-dog crosses; to prohibit the ownership and possession of certain wolf-dog crosses; to prohibit the false advertising of certain canids as wolf-dog crosses; to impose fees; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain governmental entities and officials and of certain veterinarians; and to prescribe penalties and provide remedies.

History: 2000, Act 246, Imd. Eff. June 29, 2000

© 2017 Legislative Council, State of Michigan

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Section 287.1001SectionShort title.
Section 287.1002SectionDefinitions.
Section 287.1003SectionProhibited conduct; exception; rebuttable presumption in civil forfeiture proceeding; method of representation.
Section 287.1004SectionPossession of wolf-dog crosses; conditions; permit requirements.
Section 287.1005SectionPlacement of identification number via subcutaneous microchip.
Section 287.1006SectionKeeping wolf-dog cross in facility; requirements; exceptions.
Section 287.1007SectionTransportation.
Section 287.1008SectionExportation.
Section 287.1009SectionRabies vaccinaton.
Section 287.1010SectionExposure to rabies.
Section 287.1011SectionKilling of wolf-dog cross by law enforcement officer or other person; conditions; liability.
Section 287.1012SectionLiability of owner or possessor of wolf-dog cross.
Section 287.1013SectionInspection of facility; violation; consultation with expert on wolf-dog cross identification.
Section 287.1014SectionNotice of violation; correction; transfer of ownership and possession; inspection; noncompliance; forfeiture.
Section 287.1015SectionViolation as misdemeanor; penalty; additional punishment; exception.
Section 287.1016SectionViolation; civil forfeiture.
Section 287.1017SectionSeizure order; circumstances; methods; return of wolf-dog cross to victim.
Section 287.1018SectionSeizure of wolf-dog cross; return to owner; notice of seizure.
Section 287.1019SectionMotion to return wolf-dog cross; filing; grounds; hearing; failure to sustain burden of proof; order; admissibility of testimony in criminal prosecution.
Section 287.1020SectionReturn of seized wolf-dog cross; conditions; notice; order of forfeiture; liability for costs.
Section 287.1021SectionLocal ordinances; effect; additional requirements.
Section 287.1022SectionApplicability of MCL 287.1004, 287.1005, 287.1006, 287.1008, and 287.1014.
Section 287.1023SectionProviding information to pet shops and animal shelters.
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