19A NCAC 02D .0524 DOGS, AND OTHER HOUSEHOLD PETS AND WILD ANIMALS
(a) Dogs and household pets may accompany passengers and will be carried on vessels subject to the following conditions:
(1) Dogs, cats, kittens, and small pet birds will be transported without charge when accompanied by passengers on foot or in vehicles. Such animals will be transported entirely at risk of the owner who shall take care of and safe‑guard them while on vessels or at terminals.
(2) Such animals must be held secure by leash, crate, cage, or otherwise adequately restrained, as the case may require.
(3) Such animals shall not be permitted in passenger accommodations, but only on car deck under short leash and in custody of responsible person. Carrier, however, may require that they be carried in certain places as designated by the master, whenever, in his judgement, such a course is necessary for the safety and convenience of the passengers.
(b) Wild animals must, at all times, be securely crated or caged so as to preclude contact by passengers.
History Note: Authority G.S. 136‑82; 143B‑10(j);
Eff. July 1, 1978;
Amended Eff. December 1, 1993; November 1, 1991;
Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. September 6, 2016.