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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11/17/22  3:20 pm
Commenter: Humane Society of Fairfax County

Pet Stores

Due to continued inhumane treatment of animals sourced from puppy mills that end up in pet stores, there MUST be increased regulation to ensure that the highest standard of care be given to these puppies.  Violations should require severe penalties or removing the ability to sell puppies in the store.  

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