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Postby TamanduaGirl » Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:35 pm

Please read through the laws yourself http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/ad ... /nr/001/16 They are long and complicated but I tried to include the important excerpts are below. Wolf dogs must be de-sexed and kept confined or leashed and not allowed in parks.

There are fox cage sized requirements which might pertain to any fox native or exotic, it's not clear.

169.01(37)
(37) "Wild animal" means any animal of a wild nature that is normally found in the wild and that is not a domestic animal.

169.04  Possession of live wild animals.
(1)  Restrictions on possession.
(a) No person may possess any live wild animal unless the wild animal is legally obtained.
169.04(1)(b)
(b) No person may possess any live wild animal unless the person holds a license or other approval to possess the wild animal as required under this chapter or under s. 29.319 and the person is otherwise in compliance with this chapter and the rules promulgated under this chapter.

(4) Exemption for certain wild animals.
(a) A person is exempt from holding a license or other approval as required under this chapter to possess live native wild animals if the wild animals are not endangered or threatened species and are any of the following:
1. Arthropods.
2. Chipmunks.
3. Pocket gophers.
4. Mice.
5. Moles.
6. Mollusks.
7. Opossums.
8. Pigeons.
9. Porcupines.
10. Rats.
11. Shrews.
12. English sparrows.
13. Starlings.
14. Ground squirrels.
15. Red squirrels.
16. Voles.
17. Weasels.

169.11  Harmful wild animals.
(1)  Designation.
(a) The department shall designate by rule cougars, members of the family ursidae, wild swine, and feral swine as harmful wild animals. After consulting with the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection and the department of health services, the department of natural resources may designate by rule other species of wild animals as harmful wild animals if any of the following applies:
1. The wild animal is not a native wild animal and is capable of inflicting harm to the environment.
2. The wild animal is capable of creating a risk to public health or to the health of domestic animals.
3. The wild animal is capable of inflicting severe physical harm to humans or to domestic animals.
(b) No person may possess, take, propagate, sell, purchase, transfer, exhibit, or rehabilitate a live harmful wild animal unless specifically authorized to do so by the department.
(c) No person may introduce, stock, or release, or import into this state to introduce, stock, or release, any harmful wild animal unless specifically authorized to do so by the department under s. 169.06 (1) (c).
(3) Exemptions.
(a) Public zoos and aquariums are exempt from the prohibition under sub. (1) (b).
(b)
1. Veterinarians are exempt from the prohibition under sub. (1) (b) for the purpose of providing medical treatment to harmful wild animals.
2. For purposes of subd. 1., "medical treatment" does not include rehabilitation.
History: 2001 a. 56; 2005 a. 253; 2007 a. 20 s. 9121 (6) (a); 2007 a. 119.


NR 16.12  Reptiles and amphibians. places restrictions on native species

NR 16.15  Captive wild animal farm.


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(a) Confinement. No person subject to ch. 169, Stats., may possess captive wild animals unless the animals held in captivity are confined at all times to appropriate pens except wolf-dog hybrids which are under the immediate control of a person with a leash. Wolf-dog hybrids are not allowed in a dog park or similar area which is open to the public. Pens shall meet the specifications of ss. NR 16.30 to 16.38 except as otherwise authorized by this chapter.

(e) Mute swans. All mute swans held on a captive wild animal farm shall be confined within a covered pen except as follows:
1. Mute swans that are pinioned by 4 weeks of age shall be confined but do not require a covered pen.
2. Mute swans that are both sexually neutered and pinioned by 4 weeks of age need not be confined in a pen but shall be confined to the owner's property and not allowed to roam freely on waters of the state unless those waters are entirely bordered by lands owned or leased by the owner of the mute swans.
(f) Compliance with local regulations. No initial captive wild animal farm application may be approved for the possession of harmful wild animals unless the application is accompanied by written assurance that the application is in compliance with local ordinances and zoning regulations.
(3) Wild or feral swine and their hybrids.
(a) Only individuals who possessed wild or feral swine on July 1, 2010 may be licensed under s. 169.15, Stats., to possess wild or feral swine. Licenses shall be applied for within 90 days of July 1, 2010. Animals must be held in strict confinement and possessed for the purpose of producing food for humans. Except as provided in ss. 169.02 (1) and 169.15 (2) (b), Stats., and for custom slaughter or mobile custom slaughter as defined by the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, animals may not be killed on premises. Animals may only be transported live directly to facilities licensed for wild or feral under ch. 169, Stats., or to a slaughter establishment as defined by the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.
(b) Wild or feral swine must have an official individual identification as defined by s. ATCP 10.01 (70).
(c) An individual who possesses wild or feral swine under this rule must keep herd inventory records which include the age, sex and official individual identification of the animals. These records must be available to the department upon request.

(4) Wolf-dog hybrids.
(a) A person who owns a wolf-dog hybrid shall have the animal sexually neutered by six months of age.
(b) A person who owns a wolf-dog hybrid shall have the animal individually tattooed, implanted with a microchip, or otherwise permanently marked with information identifying the owner.




16.15
Wild animal farms may not sell live skunks. Wild fur farm license covers beaver, coyote, mink, muskrat, otter, opossum, raccoon, skunk and weasel.



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16.15
(5) Limitation.
(a) The wild fur farm license does not authorize the taking or possession of badger, bobcat, fisher, fox, lynx, marten, rabbit or wolf. No person may harvest, possess or sell these species except under the authority of chs. NR 10 and 12 and ch. 29, Stats.



The part (a)above seems to only apply to hunting and taking in those chapters so dead animals but you may want to check further.



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NR 16.26  Nonprofit educational exhibitors.
(1)  Application. This section is developed pursuant to s. 169.26, Stats., to establish qualifications and conditions for nonprofit educational exhibitors.
(2) General exhibit requirements. Nonprofit educational exhibitors shall comply with all the requirements of ss. NR 16.30 to 16.38.
(3) Exceptions to pen requirements. All interactive sessions with captive wild animals shall comply with the requirements of s. NR 16.35 (7).




NR 16.27  Nonresident temporary exhibitors covers nonresident exhibitors, people traveling with their wild animals through the state.

NR 16.30  Pen specifications, humane handling, care, treatment and transportation of captive wild animals.



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16.30
(4) Minimum specific housing facility requirements for specified captive wild animals.
(a) Large captive wild animals. The confinement of harmful wild animals as defined in s. NR 16.11, bobcat, lynx, timber wolf, coyote, fox and fisher shall comply with the following:
1. Primary enclosures shall be designed and constructed of suitable materials so that they are structurally sound for the species contained. They shall be kept in good repair.
2. The minimum size and height of enclosures shall be:
a. Bear pens shall be a minimum of 400 square feet. No more than 2 bear may be held in a 400 square foot pen. A minimum of at least 200 additional square feet is required for each additional bear. The pen height shall be a minimum of 8 feet. A tank or pool with a minimum of 150 gallons of water shall be provided when bears are not in hibernation. The space for the tank or pool of water shall be in addition to the required minimum square feet.
b. Cougar pens shall be a minimum of 200 square feet. No more than one cougar may be held in a 200 square foot pen. A minimum of at least 100 additional square feet is required for each additional cougar. The pen height shall be a minimum of 8 feet. Resting surfaces which are large enough to hold all the occupants of the primary enclosure at the same time comfortably shall be provided. The resting surfaces shall be elevated, impervious to moisture, and be able to be easily cleaned and sanitized, or easily replaced when soiled or worn.
c. Bobcat and lynx pens shall be a minimum of 144 square feet. No more than 2 animals may be held in a 144 square foot pen. A minimum of at least 50 additional square feet is required for each additional animal. The pen height shall be a minimum of 8 feet. Resting surfaces which are large enough to hold all the occupants of the primary enclosure at the same time comfortably shall be provided. The resting surfaces shall be elevated, impervious to moisture, and be able to be easily cleaned and sanitized, or easily replaced when soiled or worn.
d. Timber wolf and wolf-dog hybrid pens with a covered top shall be a minimum of 300 square feet. No more than 2 wolves or wolf-dog hybrids may be held in a 300 square foot pen. A minimum of at least 100 additional square feet is required for each additional wolf or wolf dog hybrid. The pen height shall be a minimum of 6 feet. This section applies to owners of wolf-dog hybrids beginning on January 1, 2014.
e. Coyote pens shall be a minimum of 144 square feet. No more than 2 coyotes may be held in a 144 square foot pen. A minimum of at least 50 additional square feet is required for each additional coyote. The pen height shall be a minimum of 6 feet.
f. Fox and fisher pens shall be a minimum of 120 square feet. No more than 2 animals may be held in a 120 square foot pen. A minimum of at least 50 additional square feet is required for each additional animal. The pen height shall be a minimum of 6 feet.
g. Wild or feral swine primary enclosures shall include a portion of fence or wall which is buried at least 30 inches unless the floor is a solid, impervious material such as concrete.
(b) raptors
(c) Other captive wild animals. The confinement of raccoons, badger, beaver and otter shall comply with the following:
1. Primary enclosures shall be designed and constructed of suitable materials so that they are structurally sound for the species contained. They shall be kept in good repair.
2. The minimum size and height of enclosures shall be:
a. Raccoon pens shall be a minimum of 80 square feet. No more than 2 raccoons may be held in an 80 square foot pen. A minimum of at least 16 additional square feet is required for each additional raccoon. The pen height shall be a minimum of 8 feet. Raccoons shall have continuous access to fresh water when outdoor temperature is above freezing and shall be provided with a climbing apparatus.

(7) Environmental enrichment.
(a) All captive wild animals. The physical environment in the primary or exercise enclosure for captive wild animals shall be enriched by providing means of expressing species typical activities. Species differences should be considered when determining the type or methods of enrichment. Examples of environmental enrichment include providing perches, climbing apparatus, foraging or task oriented feeding methods.
(b) Bears, cougars, bobcat and lynx. License holders shall develop, document and follow an appropriate plan for environment enhancement adequate to promote the psychological well being of these captive wild animals. The plan shall be in accordance with the currently accepted professional standards as cited in appropriate professional journals or reference guides, and as directed by the attending veterinarian. This plan shall be made available to any authorized department agent upon request.




(8) Animal health and husbandry standards.
feed them daily, provide water and clean dishes.

(9)Other caging standards(materials to use) Harmful wild animals(16.11) other than mute swans require a perimeter fence



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(c) Open top pens. Pens for bear, cougar, bobcat, lynx, timber wolf and coyote shall meet the following requirements:
1. Bear pens with open tops shall be a minimum of 1000 square feet. The walls shall be a minimum of 8 feet in height with an additional 3 feet at the top slanted inward at a 30 to 45 degree angle.
2. Cougar, bobcat, lynx, timber wolf, wolf-dog hybrid, and coyote pens with open tops shall be a minimum of 1000 square feet. The walls shall be a minimum of 10 feet in height with an additional 4 feet at the top slanted in at a 30° to 45° angle. This section applies to owners of wolf-dog hybrids beginning on January 1, 2014.




NR 16.35  Exhibition of captive wild animals.
(1)  Applicability. This section applies to exhibition of live captive wild animals under the authority of a captive wild animal farm license provided in s. 169.15

NR 16.38  Pen specifications for transportation.
(1)  Transportation enclosures. Any person subject to ch. 169, Stats., may not transport a live captive wild animal unless the requirements are met

NR 16.45  Farm-raised deer; white-tailed deer

unverified
Requires all animals commonly sold in pet shops to have certificates of veterinary inspection if they are brought from outside the state.
Citation: WIS. ADMIN. CODE ATCP § 11.02

Import info on exotics

http://datcp.wi.gov/Animals/Animal_Move ... index.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

"Importing Exotic Pets

An "exotic pet" is any companion animal other than a dog, domestic housecat, ferret, pet bird, rabbit, or domestic rodent (gerbil, guinea pig, hamster, or domestic mouse or rat).
Required:

Certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI) with physical destination address
Official individual ID
Import permit number
Not required:

Testing or vaccinations for most exotic pet species, such as monkeys, sugar gliders, hedgehogs, reptiles, amphibians, etc.
Please Note: Some animal species that have been kept as pets may not be imported into Wisconsin because they are known carriers of highly contagious diseases. They are North American prairie dogs and the following African-origin species: tree squirrels, rope squirrels, dormice, Gambian giant pouched rats, brush-tailed porcupines, and striped mice.

For all other species, it is not determined on the state level if it is legal to own a particular animal species. WDATCP strongly encourages you to contact your local government officials (county, township, and municipality) to determine their regulations on animal ownership.

In addition, some animals may need permits from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Please visit the WDNR website for more information.

To get an import permit number:
Determine if you need a permit from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Download or print the general import permit application
Complete the permit application form and send it, along with a copy of the certificate of veterinary/health certificate, to WDATCP in one of two ways
Fax to 608-224-4871 OR
Scan and email both forms to DATCPAnimalImports@Wisconsin.gov
When the application is complete, a permit number will be faxed or emailed back to you. Be sure to write the permit number on the CVI. "

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