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Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Rules and Regulations Governing the Transportation of Companion Animals [2 VAC 5 ‑ 150]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description A regulation establishing the space and temperature requirements for conveyances used by animal control officials, humane societies, animal dealers and exhibitors for transporting companion animals.
State Authority Section 3.2-6501 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation 1. The protection of the public’s health, safety, and welfare with the least possible cost and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth.

2. The ensuring of the safe, secure and humane transportation of companion animals and birds by local animal control officers, humane societies, animal dealers and exhibitors.
Meetings See all meetings (1) relating to this chapter.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Dr. Carolynn Bissett  / Program Mgr, Office of Veterinary Services
Address: P. O. Box 1163
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)786-4560    FAX: (804)371-2380    TDD: (800)828-1120
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amends 2 VAC5-150 based on recommendations by the Attorney General's Government and Regulatory Reform Task Force Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 06/12/2008.

Periodic Reviews
Last Activity Status
9/15/2020 Completed Retain As Is
10/28/2014 Completed Retain As Is
9/24/2007 Completed Amend
9/12/2001 Completed Retain As Is