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NEW JERSEY CONSUMER FRAUD ACT PET SHOP REGULATIONS

SUBCHAPTER 12. SALE OF ANIMALS
13:45A-12.1 Definitions
The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context
clearly indicates otherwise:
“Animal” means a dog or cat.
“Consumer” means any natural person purchasing a dog or cat from a pet dealer.
“Division” means the Division of Consumer Affairs, Department of Law and Public Safety.
“Kennel” means the business of boarding dogs or cats or breeding dogs or cats for sale.
“Person” means any person as defined by N.J.S.A. 56:8-1(d).
“Pet dealer” means any person engaged in the ordinary course of business in the sale of animals for profit to the public or
any person who sells or offers for sale more than five animals per year.
“Pet shop” means the business of selling, offering for sale or exposing for sale dogs or cats.
“Quarantine” means to hold in segregation from the general animal population any dog or cat because of the presence or
suspected presence of a contagious or infectious disease.
“Unfit for purchase” means any disease, deformity, injury, physical condition, illness or defect which is congenital or
hereditary and severely affects the health of the animal, or which was manifest, capable of diagnosis or likely to have been
contracted on or before the sale and delivery of the animal to the consumer. The death of an animal within 14 days of its
delivery to the consumer, except death by accident or as a result of injuries sustained during that period shall mean such
animal was unfit for purchase.
13:45A-12.2 General provisions
(a) Without limiting the prosecution of any other practices which may be unlawful under N.J.S.A. 56:8-1 et seq., the
following acts, practices or omissions shall be deceptive practices in the conduct of the business of a pet dealer:
1. To sell an animal within the State of New Jersey without an animal history and health certificate and without
providing the consumer with a completed animal history and health certificate. The animal history and health
certificate shall be signed by the pet dealer, his agent or employee, and shall contain the following information:
i. The animal’s breed, sex, age, color, and birth date;
ii. The name and address of the person from whom the pet dealer purchased the animal;
iii. The breeder’s name and address, and the litter number of the animal;
iv. The name and registration number of the animal’s sire and dam;
v. The date the pet dealer took possession of the animal;
vi. The date the animal was shipped to the pet dealer, where such date is known by the dealer;
vii. The date or dates on which the animal was examined by a veterinarian licensed to practice in the State of
New Jersey, the name and address of such veterinarian, the findings made and the treatment, if any, taken or
given to the animal;
viii. A statement of all vaccinations and inoculations administered to the animal, including the identity and
quantity of the vaccine or inoculum administered, the name and address of the person or licensed veterinarian
administering the same, and the date of administering the vaccinations and inoculations; and
ix. A 10-point bold-face type warning in the following form:
WARNING
The animal which you have purchased (check one) has has not been previously vaccinated or inoculated.
Vaccination or inoculation neither guarantees good health nor assures absolute immunity against disease. Examination by a veterinarian is essential at the earliest possible date to enable your veterinarian to insure the
good health of your pet.
2. To fail to maintain a copy of the animal history and health certificate signed by the consumer for a period of one
year following the date of sale and/or to fail to permit inspection thereof by an authorized representative of the
Division upon two days’ notice (exclusive of Saturday and Sunday).
3. To include in the animal history and health certificate any false or misleading statement.
4. To directly or indirectly refer, promote, suggest, recommend or advise that a consumer consult with, use, seek
or obtain the services of a licensed veterinarian unless the consumer is provided with the names of not less than
three licensed veterinarians of whom only one may be the veterinarian retained by the pet dealer for its purposes.
5. To describe or promote the operation of the business as a “kennel” unless the business operation falls within the
definition contained in N.J.A.C. 13:45A-12.1 or the operation of the business as a “kennel” has been authorized
by the issuance of a license pursuant to N.J.S.A. 4:19-15.8. In the absence of meeting such criteria, a pet dealer
shall be considered to be engaged in the operation of a “pet shop” and shall, where the name for the business
operation includes the word “kennel,” indicate the following disclaimer in proximate location to the name for
the business operation in all promotional or advertising activities:
“This business only engages in the operation of a pet shop.”
6. To use or employ a name for the business operation which suggests or implies that such business operation is
engaged in or is associated with any organization which registers or certifies the pedigree or lineage of animals
and/or to represent, expressly or by implication, approval by or affiliation with such organization, unless the
following disclaimer, as appropriate, appears in proximate location to the name for the business operation:
“This business only engages in the operation of a pet shop.”
“This business only engages in the operation of a kennel.”
7. To state, promise or represent, directly or indirectly, that an animal is registered with an animal pedigree registry
organization if such registration has not already been accomplished or that an animal is capable of being so
registered, followed by a failure either to effect such registration or provide the consumer with the documents
necessary therefor 120 days following the date of sale of such animal, if the animal has not already been
returned to the pet dealer. In the event that a pet dealer fails to effect registration or to provide the necessary
documents within 120 days following the date of sale, the consumer shall, upon written notice to the pet dealer,
be entitled to choose one of the following options:
i. To return the animal and to receive a refund of the purchase price plus sales tax; or
ii. To retain the animal and to receive a partial refund of 75 percent of the purchase price plus sales tax.
8. A pet dealer’s failure to comply with the consumer’s election pursuant to (a)7 above within 10 days of written
notice thereof shall be deemed a separate deceptive practice for purposes of this section.
9. To fail to display conspicuously on the business premises a sign not smaller than 22 inches by 18 inches which
clearly states to the public in letters no less than one inch high the following:
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
The sale of dogs and cats is subject to a regulation of the New Jersey Division of Consumer
Affairs. Read your animal history and health certificate, the Statement of New Jersey Law Governing
the Sale of Dogs and Cats and your Contract. In the event of a complaint you may contact:
Division of Consumer Affairs, Post Office Box 45025, 124 Halsey Street, Newark, New Jersey
07101. (973) 504-6200.
(b) It shall be a deceptive practice within the meaning of this section for a pet dealer to secure or attempt to secure a
waiver of any of the provisions contained in (a) above.
13:45A-12.3 Required practices related to the health of animals and fitness for sale and purchase
(a) Without limiting the prosecution of any other practices which may be unlawful under N.J.S.A. 56:8-1 et seq., it shall
be a deceptive practice for a pet dealer to sell animals within the State of New Jersey without complying with the
following minimum standards relating to the health of animals and fitness for sale and purchase:
1. A pet dealer shall have each animal examined by a veterinarian licensed to practice in the State of New Jersey
prior to the sale of the animal. The name and address of the examining veterinarian, together with the findings
made and treatment (if any) ordered as a result of the examination, shall be noted on each animal’s history and
health certificate as required by N.J.A.C. 13:45A-12.2(a)1vii.
2. A pet dealer shall label and identify each cage as to the:
i. Sex and breed of animal;
ii. Date and place of birth of each animal; and
iii. Name and address of the attending licensed New Jersey veterinarian and the date of initial examination.
3. A pet dealer shall be required to quarantine any animal diagnosed as suffering from a contagious or infectious
disease, illness or condition until such time as a licensed New Jersey veterinarian determines that such animal
is free from contagion or infection. All animals requiring quarantining shall be placed in a quarantine area
separated from the general animal population.
4. A pet dealer shall be permitted to inoculate and vaccinate animals prior to purchase only on the order of a
veterinarian licensed to practice in the State of New Jersey. A pet dealer, however, shall be prohibited from
representing, directly or indirectly, that he is qualified to engage in or is engaging in, directly or indirectly, the
following activities: diagnosing, prognosing, treating, administering, prescribing, operating on, manipulating
or applying any apparatus or appliance for disease, pain, deformity, defect, injury, wound or physical condition
of animals after purchase for the prevention of, or to test for, the presence of any disease in such animals. These
prohibitions include but are not limited to the giving of inoculations or vaccinations after purchase, the diagnosing,
prescribing and dispensing of medication to animals and the prescribing of any diet or dietary supplement
as treatment for any disease, pain, deformity, defect, injury, wound or physical condition.
5. A pet dealer shall have any animal which has been examined more than 14 days prior to purchase reexamined
by a licensed New Jersey veterinarian for the purpose of disclosing its condition at the time of purchase. Such
examination shall take place within 72 hours of delivery of the animal to the consumer unless the consumer
waives this right to reexamination in writing. The written waiver shall be in the following form and a copy shall
be given to the consumer prior to the signing of any contract or agreement to purchase the animal:
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
To ensure that healthy animals are sold in this State, New Jersey law requires that a dog or cat be
examined by a licensed New Jersey veterinarian prior to its sale by a pet dealer and within 72
hours of the delivery of the dog or cat to a consumer who has purchased the animal where the
initial examination took place more than 14 days prior to the date of purchase. A pet dealer need
not have the animal reexamined if you, the consumer, decide that you do not want such a reexamination
performed. If you do not want a reexamination performed, please indicate your decision
below.
WAIVER OF REEXAMINATION RIGHT
I understand that I have the right to have my animal reexamined within 72 hours of its delivery to
me. I do not want to have such a reexamination performed.
_____________________________________ __________________________________
Consumer’s Name Consumer’s Signature
(Print)
__________________________________
Date

_____________________________________ __________________________________
Pet Dealer’s or Agent’s Name Pet Dealer’s or Agent’s Signature
(Indicate Title or Position)
(Print)
__________________________________
Date
6. If at any time within 14 days following the sale and delivery of an animal to a consumer, a licensed veterinarian
certifies such animal to be unfit for purchase due to a non-congenital cause or condition or within six months
certifies an animal to be unfit for purchase due to a congenital or hereditary cause or condition, a consumer
shall have the right to elect one of the following options:
i. The right to return the animal and receive a refund of the purchase price, including sales tax, plus reimbursement
of the veterinary fees incurred prior to the consumer’s receipt of the veterinary certification. The pet
dealer’s liability for veterinary fees under this option shall not exceed a dollar amount equal to the purchase
price, including sales tax, of the animal;
ii. The right to retain the animal and to receive reimbursement for veterinary fees incurred prior to the consumer’s
receipt of the veterinary certification, plus the future cost of veterinary fees to be incurred in curing or
attempting to cure the animal. The pet dealer’s liability under this option shall not exceed a dollar amount
equal to the purchase price, including sales tax, of the animal;
iii. The right to return the animal and to receive in exchange an animal of the consumer’s choice, of equivalent
value, plus reimbursement of veterinary fees incurred prior to the consumer’s receipt of the veterinary certification.
The pet dealer’s liability for veterinary fees under this option shall not exceed a dollar amount
equal to the purchase price, including sales tax, of the animal;
iv. In the event of the animal’s death within 14 days of its delivery to the consumer, except where death occurs
by accident or injury sustained during that period, the right to receive a full refund of the purchase price plus
sales tax for the animal, or in exchange an animal of the consumer’s choice of equivalent value, plus reimbursement
of veterinary fees incurred prior to the death of the animal. The pet dealer’s liability for veterinary
fees under this option shall not exceed a dollar amount equal to the purchase price, including sales tax,
of the animal.
7. The pet dealer shall accept receipt of a veterinary certification of unfitness which has been delivered by the
consumer within five days following the consumer’s receipt thereof, such certification to contain the following
information:
i. The name of the owner;
ii. The date or dates of examination;
iii. The breed, color, sex and age of the animal;
iv. A statement of the veterinarian’s findings;
v. A statement that the veterinarian certifies the animal to be “unfit for purchase”;
vi. An itemized statement of veterinary fees incurred as of the date of the certification;
vii. Where the animal is curable, the estimated fee to cure the animal;
viii. Where the animal has died, a statement setting forth the probable cause of death; and
ix. The name and address of the certifying veterinarian and the date of the certification.
8. When a consumer presents a veterinary certification of unfitness to the pet dealer, the pet dealer shall confirm
the consumer’s election in writing. The election shall be in the following form and a copy shall be given to the
consumer upon signing:
UNFITNESS OF ANIMAL--ELECTION OF OPTION
I understand that, upon delivery of my veterinarian’s certification of unfitness, I have the right to elect one of the
following options. I am aware of those options and I understand each of them. I have chosen the following
option:
1. Return of my animal and receipt of a refund of the purchase price, including sales tax for the animal, plus reimbursement
of the veterinary fees incurred prior to the date I received my veterinarian’s certification of unfitness.
The reimbursement for veterinarian’s fees shall not exceed a dollar amount equal to the purchase price including
sales tax of my animal.
2. Retention of my animal and reimbursement for the veterinary fees incurred prior to the date I received my
veterinarian’s certification of unfitness, plus the future cost to be incurred in curing or attempting to cure my
animal. The total reimbursement for veterinarian’s fees shall not exceed a dollar amount equal to the purchase
price including sales tax for my animal.
3. Return of my animal and receipt of an animal of my choice of equivalent value in exchange plus reimbursement of
veterinary fees incurred prior to the date I received my veterinarian’s certification of unfitness. The reimbursement
for veterinarian’s fees shall not exceed a dollar amount equal to the purchase price including sales tax of my
animal.
4. DEATH OF ANIMAL ONLY. (check one) Receipt of a full refund of the purchase price, including sales tax
for the animal, or in exchange an animal of my choice of equivalent value plus reimbursement of the veterinary
fees incurred prior to the death of the animal. The reimbursement for veterinarian’s fees shall not exceed a dollar
amount equal to the purchase price including sales tax of my animal.
_____________________________________ __________________________________
Consumer’s Name Consumer’s Signature
(Print)
__________________________________
Date
_____________________________________ __________________________________
Pet Dealer’s or Agent’s Name Pet Dealer’s or Agent’s Signature
(Indicate Title or Position)
(Print)
__________________________________
Date
9. A pet dealer shall comply with the consumer’s election as required by (a)7i through iv above not later than 10
days following receipt of a veterinary certification. In the event that a pet dealer wishes to contest a consumer’s
election, he shall notify the consumer and the Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs in writing within
five days following the receipt of the veterinarian’s certification, and he may require the consumer to produce
the animal for examination by a veterinarian of the dealer’s choice at a mutually convenient time and place.
The Director shall, upon receipt of such notice, provide a hearing pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act,
N.J.S.A. 52:14B-1 et seq., and the Uniform Administrative Procedure Rules, N.J.A.C. 1:1, to determine why
the option elected by the consumer should not be allowed.
10. A pet dealer shall give the following written notice to a consumer prior to the delivery of the animal. Such
notice, signed by both the pet dealer and the consumer, shall be embodied in a separate document and shall state
the following in 10 point boldface type:
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS--A STATEMENT OF NEW JERSEY LAW GOVERNING THE SALE OF DOGS
AND CATS
The sale of dogs and cats is subject to a regulation of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs. In the event
that a licensed veterinarian certifies your animal to be unfit for purchase within 14 days following receipt of
your animal or within six months in the case of a congenital or hereditary cause or condition, you may:
i. Return your animal and receive a refund of the purchase price including sales tax; or
ii. Keep your animal and attempt to cure it; or
iii. Return your animal and receive an animal of your choice of equivalent value.
Veterinary fees limited to the purchase price of the animal, including sales tax, which were related to the
condition rendering the animal unfit for sale, must be paid by the dealer in the event that you choose to keep the
animal. If you choose to return the animal, veterinary fees incurred prior to receipt of the veterinary certification,
limited to the purchase price of the animal, including sales tax, which were related to the condition rendering
the animal unfit for sale, must be paid by the dealer.
Further, in the event of your animal’s death within this 14-day period, except when death occurs by accident or
as a result of injuries sustained after delivery, you may choose to receive either a full refund of the purchase
price, plus sales tax, or an animal of equivalent value. In addition, veterinary fees, limited to the purchase price,
including sales tax must be paid by the pet dealer.
In order to exercise these rights, you must present to the pet dealer a written veterinary certification that the
animal is unfit for purchase and an itemized bill of all veterinary fees incurred prior to your receipt of the
certification. Both of these items must be presented no later than five days after you have received the certification
of unfitness. In the event that the pet dealer wishes to contest the certification or the bill, he may request
a hearing at the Division of Consumer Affairs. If the pet dealer does not contest the matter, he must make the
refund or reimbursement not later than ten days after receiving the veterinary certification. Although your dog
or cat is required to be examined by a licensed veterinarian prior to sale, symptoms of certain conditions may
not appear until after sale. If your dog or cat appears ill, you should have it examined by a licensed veterinarian
of your choice at the earliest possible time.
If the pet dealer has promised to register your animal or to provide the necessary papers and fails to do so within
the 120 days following the date of sale, you are entitled to return the animal and receive a full refund of the
purchase price plus sales tax or to keep the animal and receive a refund of 75 percent of the purchase price plus
sales tax. In the event you elect to keep the animal and the dealer provides the 75 percent refund, the dealer is
no longer obligated to register the animal or to provide the necessary papers to do so.
11. A pet dealer shall maintain copies of all notices required pursuant to (a)10 above, signed by both the pet dealer
and the consumer, for at least one year from the date the notice was signed and shall ensure that such notices are
readily available for inspection, upon request, by an authorized representative of the Division of Consumer
Affairs.
12. It shall be a deceptive practice within the meaning of this section for a pet dealer to secure or attempt to secure
a waiver of any of the provisions of this section except as specifically authorized under (a)5 above.


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CAN I RELY ON NEW JERSEY COURT PERSONNEL FOR LEGAL ADVICE?
New Jersey Court employees cannot give you “free” legal advice and a New Jersey Court judge may refuse to let you claim that you were right in taking an action (or in deciding not to take action) because you relied on advice from such employees. Most New Jersey Court employees are not trained New Jersey attorneys and therefore, they may not know what advice to give you. Working at the New Jersey Court as a non-judge is not the same as practicing law.

CAN I RELY ON NEW JERSEY COURT FORMS PROVIDED BY THE NEW JERSEY COURT?
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CAN I HANDLE A NEW JERSEY CASE MYSELF?
Many New Jersey pro se plaintiffs and New Jersey pro se defendants can and do successfully handle New Jersey cases, from filing the first paperwork to the collection of a New Jersey Court judgment. However, many other New Jersey pro se plaintiffs and New Jersey pro se defendants also make mistakes that lead to the dismissal of their New Jersey cases or that result in the entry of a New Jersey Court money judgment against them. The greater the money at stake, the greater the reason to consider using the services of a competent attorney licensed to practice law in New Jersey to handle part or all of the New Jersey case. The following are reasons to use an attorney to handle part or all of your New Jersey case:
• New Jersey Court fees often change
• New Jersey Court rules often change
• New Jersey Court employees cannot give you “free” legal advice and a New Jersey Court judge may refuse to let you claim that you were right in taking an action (or in deciding not to take action) because you relied on advice from such employees
• New Jersey Court forms available on websites may not cover every situation you may face in Court
• each New Jersey case has its own particular legal issues and therefore, its own challenges
• it is very common for New Jersey pro se plaintiffs and New Jersey pro se defendants to file inadequate or incorrect New Jersey Court complaints that result in the New Jersey Court complaints or answers to New Jersey Court complaints being rejected by the New Jersey Court or being dismissed by the New Jersey Court after filing and before or after trial because of procedural deficiencies.
• it is not uncommon for judges to get very frustrated by an unrepresented party’s lack of preparation or ignorance of the facts or law of the New Jersey case.
• a Court has the power to punish unprepared New Jersey plaintiffs and New Jersey defendants, such as by throwing their New Jersey case out of Court or limiting what they can present at the New Jersey Court trial.
• New Jersey has many published cases, laws, regulations, Court rules and rules of evidence that can be very tricky to understand and that can be used to prevent you from doing much of what you want to do at the New Jersey Court trial.
• it is very common for Courts to refuse to allow a party to use or refer to documents or items at the New Jersey Court trial that the person themselves never prepared. Often New Jersey plaintiffs and New Jersey defendants stumble into New Jersey Court with a video, photograph, bill or affidavit or other form of written statement, thinking they are going to use it as proof that they lost money or that they are not responsible for someone else’s damages, only to have a New Jersey Court judge tell the New Jersey plaintiffs and New Jersey defendants that it is not going to even consider such items or documents.
• without the proper preparation, items and documents may never be considered by the New Jersey Court. Also, if there are any legal issues to be dealt with at the New Jersey Court trial, you must be prepared to argue them, which may require you to refer to Court rules, evidence rules, laws, regulations or published cases.
• you cannot show up at the New Jersey Court expecting the judge hearing your New Jersey case to explain Court rules, evidence rules, Court procedure or the details of the law that applies to your New Jersey case. The judge hearing your New Jersey case is not permitted to give you legal advice.

It is important to remember that even if you have an attorney, you could lose your New Jersey case. Hiring an attorney to handle part or all of your New Jersey case does not guarantee your success. However, it may provide what is needed to win your New Jersey case or to avoid certain mistakes.

DOES THE LAW OFFICE OF PAUL DEPETRIS HAVE EXPERIENCE HANDLING NEW JERSEY CASES?
Yes. Paul DePetris has performed the following tasks:
• handled New Jersey cases for plaintiffs and defendants across New Jersey, from Bergen County New Jersey to Cumberland County New Jersey, including representations of individuals, small businesses and large corporations.
• settled New Jersey cases for plaintiffs and defendants across New Jersey.
• reviewed many New Jersey Court settlement agreements.
• enforced many New Jersey Court settlement agreements.
• provided New Jersey pro se plaintiffs and New Jersey pro se defendants with New Jersey Court legal advice and prepared New Jersey Court legal forms
• prepared and filed many New Jersey Court complaints
• tried New Jersey Court jury trials
• mediated many New Jersey cases
• argued New Jersey Court motions
• handled New Jersey Court proof hearings
• handled New Jersey Court post judgment collection proceedings

Mr. DePetris has appeared before the Superior Court of New Jersey in the following counties:
• Atlantic County New Jersey Court
• Bergen County New Jersey Court
• Burlington County New Jersey Court
• Camden County New Jersey Court
• Cape May County New Jersey Court
• Cumberland County New Jersey Court
• Essex County New Jersey Court
• Gloucester County New Jersey Court
• Hudson County New Jersey Court
• Mercer County New Jersey Court
• Middlesex County New Jersey Court
• Monmouth County New Jersey Court
• Morris County New Jersey Court
• Ocean County New Jersey Court
• Passaic County New Jersey Court
• Salem County New Jersey Court
• Somerset County New Jersey Court
• Sussex County New Jersey Court
• Union County New Jersey Court
• Warren County New Jersey Court

IN WHAT NEW JERSEY COUNTIES WILL THE LAW OFFICE OF PAUL DEPETRIS HANDLE NEW JERSEY CASES?
The Law Office of Paul DePetris offers to handle and help individuals and businesses with New Jersey Court Claims cases in North, Central and Southern New Jersey, including cases in the following New Jersey counties:
• Atlantic County New Jersey Court
• Bergen County New Jersey Court
• Burlington County New Jersey Court
• Camden County New Jersey Court
• Cape May County New Jersey Court
• Cumberland County New Jersey Court
• Essex County New Jersey Court
• Gloucester County New Jersey Court
• Hudson County New Jersey Court
• Mercer County New Jersey Court
• Middlesex County New Jersey Court
• Monmouth County New Jersey Court
• Morris County New Jersey Court
• Ocean County New Jersey Court
• Passaic County New Jersey Court
• Salem County New Jersey Court
• Somerset County New Jersey Court
• Sussex County New Jersey Court
• Union County New Jersey Court
• Warren County New Jersey Court

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