Feline Conservation Federation


Maine Regulations on Wild and Exotic Felines

Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
284 State Street, Station #41
Augusta, ME 04333

State Web Site: http://www.maine.gov/
Department Web Site: http://www.maine.gov/ifw/

Short Summary: Requires one of the following permits:
Wildlife Possession Permit Issued for serious professional or advocational husbandry or for legitimate therapy or aid for the disabled.  It is not for keeping felines as pets. 
Wildlife Propagation Permit  Issued for breeding for consumption, sale or release. 
Wildlife Exhibitor Permit  Issued for commercial exhibition, using wildlife to attract trade, and educational purposes.  Sites are inspected before the permit is issued. 
Wildlife Rehabilitation Permit 's Issued solely to rehabilitate and release wildlife back into the wild within 6 months. 
Importation Permit.  All wildlife being imported into the state other than those just traveling through and those on the unrestricted species list require an Importation permit.