New Texas dog and cat breeder laws to take effect Sept. 1, 2012
POSTED: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 5:33pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 10:23am
The Texas Department of License and Regulation (TDLR), has passed a new bill for dog and cat breeders, requiring them to obtain a license to breed, sell or exchange animals.
If you are a breeder who owns 11 or more female dogs or cats for the purpose of breeding and selling, as of September 1, you are required by the state to have a license.
There is an application process, an application fee of 300–500 dollars, a prelicense inspection process and the license will have to be renewed every year, for an additional fee.
KETK spoke to the Humane Society of East Texas', Gayle Helms, and she said, "It's long overdue we've been waiting for the legislature to decide on what they want to do with this, it's just a God-sent for those of us who were concerned about the breeding of these animals."