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  4:42 pm
Commenter: Ashley Sherman

Please help homeless animals

Hello, Please help put an end to stores selling cats and dogs! Everyday thousands of animals die in shelters across the country because there simply aren't enough homes for everyone. How these stores come to having these animals is also a huge issue. Puppy mills are typically disgusting facilities that overbreed dogs and usually involve incest, which causes a lot of issues for the dogs down the road. You also have your "backyard" breeders who know nothing of how to properly take care of animals and the beings in their care suffer until they're sold for profit. By eliminating stores that sell cats and dogs, you are not only saving the lives of animals in shelters, but also preventing the suffering of thousands more from breeding. Please do what is right in Virginia! 

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