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RICHLAND COUNTY ORDINANCE 5-10
Sec. 5-10. Sale of pets.
(a) No person shall sell, trade, barter, auction, lease, rent, give away, or display for commercial purpose, any live pet, on any roadside, public right- of-way, public property, commercial parking lot or sidewalk, or at any flea market, fair or carnival.
(b) No person shall offer a pet as an inducement to purchase a product, commodity or service.
(c) No person shall sell, offer for sale or give away any pet under eight (8) weeks of age, except as surrender to a municipal and/or county animal care facility or to a licensed pet rescue organization.
(d) Licensed pet shops, commercial kennels, municipal and/or county animal care facilities, and licensed pet rescue organizations are exempt from the requirements of this section.
(Ord. No. 066-04HR, § I, 10-28-04; Ord. No. 005-11HR, § VIII, 2-7-12)