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  8:30 pm
Commenter: Laura Stevens

Proposed regulations for pet stores

"Science may have found a cure for most evils but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all ~ the apathy of human beings."   -Helen Keller

Please hold pet shops to, at least, the same high welfare standards required of municipal and non-profit animal shelters by supporting amendments to the proposed regulations such as requiring stronger standards of care in pet shops and meaningful penalties for animal welfare violations.

Many thanks for your empathy.


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