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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12/23/22  7:07 pm
Commenter: Annette Miller

Strengthen proposed standards of care for pet shops

Hello! Asking that the proposed regulations be amended to require stronger standards of care in pet shops and meaningful penalties for animal welfare violations. Municipal and nonprofit animal shelters in Virginia are held to high welfare standards. For-profit businesses, like pet stores, should be held to at least the same standards in order to protect animals and consumers alike.


Thank you, 


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