Division of Animal Health
P.O. Box 8911
Madison, WI 53708-8911
Board: DATCP Board
Meets: Monthly except Jun & Oct
NEXT MEETING: Jul 24
101 S. Webster Street
PO Box 7921
Board: Natural Resources Board
Meets: Monthly except Mar, Jul, Nov
NEXT MEETING: Aug 7-8
NO PERMIT REQUIRED for exotic animals except for certain pheasants, migratory birds and harmful wild animals (cougar, bear, wild swine, mute swan, wolf hybrids).
In July 2010, wolf hybrids were required to be altered by 6 months and starting 1/1/2014 outdoor ones must meet the timber wolf enclosure requirements. Wolf hybrids may be walked on a leash in a non public area and kept in homes.
PERMIT required for those not listed in 169.04 (4) (a) except for transferring to another location or holding them for censuses or surveys for less than 24 hours, animals brought in for up to 60 days, vets, public zoos and aquariums, circuses or Circus World Museum, the department, and licensed animal markets except propagation and animal truckers and licensed animal dealers (for possession and taking from the wild only) who hold animals for less than 10 days.
(Wisconsin Statutes Ch. 169; Wisconsin Admin Code Nat. Res. 16)
Harmful wild animals (cougar, bear, wild and feral swine, mute swan, wolf hybrids) require special permission except for vets and public zoos and aquariums.
NEW The rules regarding animal markets, dealers and truckers were recently revised. See changes HERE. (Effective 8/1/2016)
(Wisconsin Statutes Ch. 95.68, 95.69, 95.71; Wisconsin Admin Code ATCP 12)
Import: The DATCP requires a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection unless being brought to a vet. BANS import of prairie dogs, tree squirrels, rope squirrels, dormice, Gambian giant pouched rats, brush-tailed porcupine and striped mice.
CONCLUDED FLOOR SESSIONS
Wisconsin State Capitol
2 East Main St.
Sessions: 2 Years (odd-even)
Convenes: Early January
Adjourns: Early January (Next odd year)
During Session: 6 days except Sun
After Session: Dies
Pocket Veto: Yes
Wisconsin Constitution Art V Sec 10
1 day after passage
Wisconsin Statutes 991.11