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  4:50 pm
Commenter: Lisa DiGiuliko

Pet Store Animals - End the practice

Good afternoon,

We really need to rethink having animals available for purchase in pet stores.  9 times out of 10, those cute puppies come from HORRENDOUS situations that there mom and dad cant get out of.  The breeder dogs are treated with such a lack of care, concern or medical.  The parents often times are without teeth (or lower jaws for that matter).  Most animals are in crates, have never seen the sun, have never walked on grass and are commited to a lifetime of torture.  All so people can buy animals.  

The shelters are overrun with pets that need homes, good homes.  If someone wants a purebred, contact a reputable breeder.  Pet stores dont care where their cute puppies come from.  PLEASE ban pet stores from existing/.  Its cruel and unusual punishment for the breeder pups left behind.  

PLEASE.  We are better than this.  Adopt - DONT SHOP!  Please!!!!

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