Hybrid Awareness

Canine/Feline Hybrids
Wolf-dog hybrids or other hybrids between domestic dogs and any wild canine species, or any feline animal which is a hybrid between a domestic cat and any wild feline species, are not domestic animals and may not be maintained, propagated, imported, bought, sold, or otherwise possessed in Massachusetts (M.G.L.
Ch. 131, § 77A). Certain recognized breeds of show or pet cats, which are known to be or reputed to be of hybrid origin, are considered to be domestic and may be lawfully possessed. The Savannah cat, which is derived from a hybrid of the African Serval and domestic cat, is considered a domestic breed only if it can be documented to be generations (F4) past the original mating with an African Serval.

REMINDER: The above information is only a summary and people should refer to the appropriate Massachusetts General Laws (MGL) and the Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) for details.

Hybrid Awareness
This is what a wolf hybrid looks like. This particular animal was picked up on January 24, 2011 in Norwood. Any sightings of a Hybrid Canine in your area, please contact the Norwood Animal Control Officer at 781-762-3159.

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