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  9:49 am
Commenter: jeanette Stewart

Demand Higher Standards of Care for Puppies and Kittens in Pet Stores

All pet stores in VA. must be required to meet the same high welfare standards just like the standards required for public and private shelters.  Stiff penalties should be enforced for failure to meet the standards.  All puppy mills in VA should be forced to close with animals rescued from them be turned over to shelter or other non-profit organizations to place them in foster or forever homes.  No pet store should be allowed to purchase animals from puppy mills.  Please provide animals with the needed protection and humane standards. 


Thank you,

Jeanette Stewart

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