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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11/15/22  7:04 am
Commenter: Debbie Soderberg

Pet store regulations and compliance

Virginia must do it’s part to require pet stores to comply with laws regarding the care of puppies and kittens in pet stores. These animals have quite often already be subjected to less than humane treatment at puppy and kitty mills before being placed for sale in the stores. These animals need the same protection as the animals in shelters and those that we have adopted into our homes. They cannot speak for themselves so we must speak for them and protect them. 

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