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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12/22/22  7:52 pm
Commenter: Lisa Walthers

Regulations for Pet Shops

Please strengthen the regulations for Pet Shops so they are the same as the standards of public and private shelters - including the spay/neuter requirements.

The purpose of the Animal Welfare Laws are to protect the animal and prevent unwanted litters from entering the animal shelter system.  Releasing agencies must comply with spay/neuter regulations and the Pet Shops should also comply with any spay/neuter requirements. 

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