Agriculture & Markets - Animals - Companion animal grooming facilities; prohibited practices


Published: 2014-09-22

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§ 353-e. Companion animal grooming facilities; prohibited practices.
1. As used in this section:

(a) "Cage and box dryer" means a product that is attached to or near a
cage or box for the purpose of drying or aiding in the drying of a
companion animal contained in a cage or box, and which is capable of
functioning without a person manually holding a dryer.

(b) "Companion animal grooming facility" means an establishment where
a companion animal may be bathed, brushed, clipped or styled for a fee.

2. No person shall use a cage or box dryer which contains a heating
element with the heating element turned on for the purpose of drying or
aiding in the drying of a companion animal.

3. Any violation of this section shall be punishable by a civil
penalty of not less than two hundred fifty dollars nor more than five
hundred dollars for each violation.

4. Nothing contained in this section shall limit or abrogate any claim
or cause of action any person may have under common law or by statute.
The provisions of this section shall be in addition to any such common
law and statutory remedies.