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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12/18/22  7:48 am
Commenter: CPlummmer

Pet store regulations

Please consider stricter regulations for the sale of puppies at pet stores in Virginia.  The laws should at least be in comparison to the animal shelters.   99% of the puppies sold through pet stores come from puppy mills.  They are taken away from mom way to earlier, and the momma dog is bred as soon as possible, to generate more puppies.  So disgusting to walk into a pet store and see the sad puppies living in tiny glass cubicles and sold to anyone willing to pay.  Let’s consider the innocent animals and quit defending the puppy mills!!! 

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