Hybrid Law tracks laws concerning ownership of hybrid cats and dogs in the United States, and where possible other countries. Legislation is listed by state and may include county and city.
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312 IAC 9-3-18.5 Exotic mammals
Authority: IC 14-22-2-6; IC 14-22-32-6
Affected: IC 14-8-2-278; IC 14-22; IC 15-17-5
Sec. 18.5. (a) A person must not take, as defined by IC 14-8-2-278, an exotic mammal that is a species from any of the
following families of mammals:
(4) Canidae (jackal, wild dog, and other exotic foxes).
(11) Felidae (mountain lion, lynx, tiger, and other exotic cats).
(27) A hybrid or genetically altered mammal of any of these families.
In Indiana, the DNR requires a permit to possess a purebred or hybrid exotic animal as a pet.
The laws governing the wild animal possession permit issued by the DNR can be found in Indiana Code 14-22-26 and Indiana Administrative Code at
312 IAC 9-11. These can be found on-line at:
http://www.in.gov/legislative/iac/iac_title?iact=312 (click on Article 9 for Fish and Wildlife). There are specific housing requirements.
Laws specifically pertaining to ownership of wolf hybrids and coydogs can be found at:
Regarding generation of hybrid felines, according to Linnea Peterchoff of the Indiana Fish and Wildlife:
"The law did not change regarding hybrids. The Indiana DNR's Division of Fish and Wildlife simply is changing the interpretation of hybrids of wild cats that are required to be possessed under a wild animal possession permit to mean first generation hybrids and not F2 or F3 generations. The rule to which I am referring is 312 IAC 9-11-8 and 312 IAC 9-11-13 (see below). A representative from TICA called me about this a few months ago and notified me that they recognize F2 hybrids as domestic cats."
Operations Staff Specialist
Division of Fish and Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 233-6527
Fax: (317) 232-8150
Although Ms. Petercheff was informed that TICA also considers F1 hybrids to be domestic cats, no response was received.
Disclaimer: Please check all local, city, county, township, homeowners' ordinances in your area first before acquiring any hybrid or exotic animals.
ordinances and regulations from all levels of government affect the
ownership of exotic and hybrid animals. It is strongly recommended that
county and city laws, and homeowners association rules be researched
prior to buying or selling any hybrid animal.
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