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.



Tennessee Laws Governing Private Possession of Exotic Animals

TENN. CODE ANN 70-4-401 - Prohibited acts.

TENN. CODE ANN 70-4-403 - Classifications of wildlife.

(3) Class III - This class requires no permits except those required by the department of agriculture, and includes all species not listed in other classes and includes, but is not limited to, those listed in subdivisions (3)(A)-(Q). The commission, in conjunction with the commissioner of agriculture, may add or delete species from the list of Class III wildlife by promulgating rules and regulations:

   (A)...(M) Primates not otherwise listed;

   (N) Bobcat/domestic cat hybrids;

   (O) Hybrids resulting from a cross between a Class II species and a domestic animal or Class III species;

   (P)...(Q) ...



Disclaimer: Please check all local, city, county, township, homeowners' ordinances in your area first before acquiring any hybrid or exotic animals.

Laws, statutes, 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.

This list was compiled using government websites, citizen and law enforcement reports, field sources and news reports. 

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