Known Areas with Hybrid Restrictions or Bans
You are responsible for checking your local
and state laws.
Alaska - hybrid
cats are banned unless grandfathered in with a permit before 2002.
Colorado - Denver only allows Bengal F4 or lower
hybrids - check your local laws for other bans.
Connecticut - No hybrid animals are allowed to
be brought into the state due to their antiquated Rabies laws. Breeders located
in Connecticut now with hybrid cats brought in from outside of the state are in
violation of state law and their cats will be confiscated and put to sleep for
rabies testing should they be caught.
Connecticut Law Link
Sec. 26-40a. Possession of potentially dangerous animal. Bill for costs of
confiscation. Civil penalty.
For the purposes of this section, the following wildlife,
or any hybrid thereof, shall be considered as potentially dangerous
animals: The felidae, including, but not limited to, the lion, leopard, cheetah,
jaguar, ocelot, jaguarundi cat, puma, lynx and bobcat; the canidae, including,
but not limited to, the wolf and coyote; and the ursidae, including, but not
limited to, the black bear, grizzly bear and brown bear. No person shall possess
a potentially dangerous animal. Any such animal illegally possessed may be
ordered seized and may be disposed of as determined by the Commissioner of
Environmental Protection. The Department of Environmental Protection shall issue
a bill to the owner or person in illegal possession of such potentially
dangerous animal for all costs of seizure, care, maintenance and disposal of
such animal. Additionally, any person who violates any provision of this section
shall be assessed a civil penalty not to exceed one thousand dollars, to be
fixed by the court, for each offense. Each violation shall be a separate and
distinct offense and in the case of a continuing violation, each day's
continuance thereof shall be deemed to be a separate and distinct offense. The
Commissioner of Environmental Protection may request the Attorney General to
institute an action in Superior Court to recover such penalty and any amounts
owed pursuant to a bill issued in accordance with this section.
The provisions of this section shall not apply to
municipal parks, zoos and nature centers, or museums, laboratories and research
facilities maintained by scientific or educational institutions; to a person
possessing a Bengal cat certified by an internationally recognized multiple-cat
domestic feline breeding association as being without wild parentage for a
minimum of four prior generations which cat was registered with the Commissioner
of Agriculture on or before October 1, 1996, provided no such cat may be
imported into this state after June 6, 1996; or to persons possessing animals
legally on or before May 23, 1983. In any action taken by any official of
the state or any municipality to control rabies, a Bengal cat shall be
considered not vaccinated for rabies in accordance with accepted veterinary
Georgia - 4th Generation and lower Bengals
Hawaii - All hybrids banned.
Indiana - 3rd Generation and lower allowed.
Iowa - All hybrids banned
Massachusetts - 4th Generation and lower
New Hampshire - 4th Generation and lower
New York City - No hybrids of any kind allowed
at this time other than those with permits obtained when they were banned.
New York State - 5th Generation and beyond
Texas - there are areas with restrictions -
check your local laws. Not legal in Travis County has been confirmed.
Vermont - F4 and beyond legal only
Washington - there are areas with restrictions -
check your local laws.
Alberta - F4 and lower hybrids allowed.
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