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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12/10/22  9:57 pm
Commenter: Katherine Souder

Common sense regulations for pet stores and strict penalties for noncompliance

I hope you seriously consider how awful and wrong the conditions are for puppies and kittens in pet shops. They should be held to the same standards as shelters in Virginia (better than some shelters) and be held accountable when they fail to do so. It is absolutely ridiculous that we even allow stores to sell puppies shipped here from puppy mills but then the conditions they live in with diseases rampant, is disgusting. Please do something and make laws stricter. 

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