02 NCAC 52L .0110          escape, disappearance, or breach of facility

(a)  When a licensee discovers the escape or disappearance of any farmed cervid, the licensee shall report the escape or disappearance within 24 hours by contacting the Veterinary Division by telephone at (919) 707-3250 or email at farmedcervid@ncagr.gov.

(1)           The report shall include for susceptible species the identification numbers, species, sex, and age of the animals involved and the estimated time and date of escape or disappearance, and if deceased, the estimated time and date of death.

(2)           A recaptured live farmed cervid shall be held in quarantine by itself or with other escapees by the licensee until the Veterinary Division determines the disposition of the farmed cervid, based on the risk of CWD transmission as a result of this escape. Failure to quarantine the escaped farmed cervid to prevent commingling with the herd shall result in the quarantine of the entire herd.

(3)           The licensee shall be responsible for all costs associated with CWD testing and disposal of any escaped animal.

(4)           If live recapture is not possible, the licensee shall harvest the escaped cervid if possible and submit the deceased cervid to the Diagnostic Laboratory for CWD testing.

(b)  When a licensee discovers the entry of any non-farmed cervid into the licensed facility, the licensee shall:

(1)           report the entry within 24 hours by contacting the Veterinary Division by telephone or email for further action or disposition of the non-farmed cervid;

(2)           obtain a wildlife depredation permit from the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. Contact information can be found at http://www.ncwildlife.org/Licensing/Regulations/Nongame-and-Other-Regulations/Wildlife-Depredation#5836327-wildlife-taken-with-a-depredation-permit;

(3)           take the non-farmed cervid in accordance with the wildlife depredation permit; and

(4)           submit the non-farmed cervid for CWD testing at no charge to the licensee.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 106-549.97(a2);

Eff. June 1, 2018;

Amended Eff. May 1, 2022.