Indiana

Summary: 

Under Indiana law, it is lawful to possess a big cat with a permit. Indiana law classifies big cats as Class III wildlife, which means big cats may be possessed only with a permit. To receive a permit, an applicant must pay a ten dollar permit fee, meet enclosure and facility requirements, provide information about the animal’s health with written verification from a licensed veterinarian, and provide a recapture plan in the event the big cat escapes. Some persons and groups are exempt from this provision and may lawfully possess a big cat without a permit, including zoos, carnivals, dealers, pet shops, nature centers, and circuses.

Classification: 
Permit
Color: 
blue