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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NE Game Law the only cats that may be possessed or owned by individuals
are domestic cats (felis domesticus) so no domestic hybridized with
wild cats are permitted. Exceptions in the statute are made for "zoos"
and persons raising bobcats or lynx for the "fur trade" business.
At the opposite end of the spectrum----While purebred wolves are not permitted to be possessed or owned by individuals under NE Game Law, wolf/dog hybrids are permitted. If a person has a 90 plus percent wolf and 10% or even less dog hybrid, it is not considered to be a wolf and is not regulated by NE Game Law.
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Section 37-477 Print Friendly Copy Revised Statutes Chapter 37
Certain animals kept in captivity; permit required; exceptions; rules and regulations.
Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, no person shall
keep in captivity in this state any wolf, any skunk, or any member of
the families Felidae and Ursidae. This subsection shall not apply to
(a) the species Felis domesticus, (b) any zoo, park, refuge, wildlife
area, or nature center owned or operated by a city, village, state, or
federal agency, or (c) any person who holds a captive wildlife permit
issued pursuant to section 37-479 and who raises Canada Lynx ( Lynx
canadensis ) or bobcats ( Lynx rufus ) solely for the purpose of
producing furs for sale to individuals or businesses or for the purpose
of producing breeding stock for sale to persons engaged in fur
(3) Any person legally holding in captivity, on March 1, 1986, any animal subject to the prohibition contained in subsection (2) of this section shall be allowed to keep the animal for the duration of its life. Such animal shall not be traded, sold, or otherwise disposed of without written permission from the commission.
(4) The commission shall adopt and promulgate rules and regulations governing the purchase, possession, propagation, sale, and barter of wild birds, wild mammals, and wildlife in captivity.
Laws 1957, c. 151, 1, p. 490;
Laws 1971, LB 733, 9;
Laws 1986, LB 558, 1;
Laws 1987, LB 379, 1;
R.S.1943, (1993), 37-713;
Laws 1998, LB 922, 187;
Laws 1999, LB 176, 56.
Nebraska Game & Parks Commission
2200 North 33rd St., P.O. Box 30370
Lincoln, NE 68503-0370
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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