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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12/9/22  2:50 pm
Commenter: Karen Boyle

Stronger Regulations for Pet Stores

I am in favor of unannounced inspection of all pet shops.  There needs to be substantive consequences for failure to comply with the standards of care.

If a pet shops permit is revoked, they should have to wait AT LEAST 90 days before reapplying, especially when is a continual situation. If the shop owner has been found guilty of animal cruelty, they should lose their privilege to ever apply again.  

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