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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12/14/22  8:23 pm
Commenter: Sarah Henninger

Pet shops should be subject to same regulations & penalties as shelters

Pet shops that sell dogs/puppies/kittens/cats should have to follow the same regulations as Virginia shelters and rescues, and should incur the same civil penalties for non-compliance to which Virginia shelters and rescues are subject. Please end the abusive & cruel industry of puppy mills that too many pet shops are willing to use without any repercussions to their businesses.

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