Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Regulations for the Inspection of Pet Shops Selling Dogs or Cats [2 VAC 5 ‑ 105]
Action Promulgate regulation required by Chapter 1284 of the 2020 Acts of Assembly
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ended on 12/23/2022
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11/14/22  5:42 pm
Commenter: Patti Covington

Please Enact Better Standards of Care in Pet Stores & Tougher Penalties for Violators

Standards of care in pet stores should meet the standards in animal shelters and violators should be prosecuted to an extent that will discourage them from deviating from minimum standards. These vulnerable captive animals depend on the store management for health and life and they deserve proper care. To do less should be a criminal violation.

Please enact tougher laws to ensure their safety.

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