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New Mexico Pet Importation Statute

77-1-5. Vaccination of dogs and cats brought into state.

Any dog or cat brought into the state shall be securely confined by the owner or keeper until vaccinated against rabies, which vaccination shall be administered within one week after entry into the state unless the owner or keeper has a certificate of vaccination issued by a veterinarian in another state or foreign country and such vaccination conforms to the requirements of this state.

History: 1953 Comp., § 47-1-2.3, enacted by Laws 1959, ch. 176, § 3; 1973, ch. 170, § 3.

**Questions about importation of other pet species or questions regarding the above statute should be directed to the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

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