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  5:06 pm
Commenter: Patricia Vaticano

Meaningful Protection for Puppies and Kittens--and All Animals--Sold in Pet Stores

Please strengthen the standards of care for animals in pet shops. They are voiceless, uncared for, and treated like lifeless commodities.  Pet chains and independent pet shop owners MUST be held accountable for the welfare of the creatures with which they sustain their lives.

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