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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12/7/22  9:23 pm
Commenter: Susan Mansfield

tighten regulations

I would like to see the State agencies which are to protect pet shop animal against harm be able to do inspection on any animal at any time, with no notice.  

I would also encourage our state legislature to require spay and neuter of all dogs and cats that have been sold and will leave  the pet store or the online site where the animal resides. 

The companion animal should have no lesser protection because the animal is in a pet store or being sold on line. 

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