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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12/8/22  6:27 pm
Commenter: Ali Dabney

Please demand better care for puppies and kittens in pet stores

Why are pet stores not under the same obligations as our VA animal shelters? Puppies and kittens that are being sold in these pet stores come from puppy mills so their health is poor before they even touch down in these stores. Please draft regulations for these stores that include the same regulations we hold our animal shelters too. They need a licensed veterinarian more now than ever. Thank you! 

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