44-1799.71. Unlawful public sale of animals; civil penalty; definitions

A. In a county with a population of eight hundred thousand persons or more, a person commits the unlawful public sale of animals by knowingly selling an animal on:

1. Any public highway, street or park or any public property adjacent to a public highway, street or park.

2. Any commercial private property without the express consent of the owner or lessee of the property.

B. Subsection A does not apply to:

1. Retail sales on the premises of a pet store.

2. Sales by a publicly operated or private, charitable nonprofit pound, humane society, animal rescue organization or educational or agricultural organization.

3. Any rodeo, auction market, county fair, stock show or other sanctioned livestock exhibit event.

C. A person who is found responsible for a violation of this section is subject to a civil penalty of not more than fifty dollars.

D. For the purposes of this section:

1. "Animal" means any living species of mammal, bird, amphibian or reptile.

2. "Pet store" has the same meaning prescribed in section 44-1799.