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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12/20/22  10:28 pm
Commenter: Flora ADAMS

proposed regulations for pet stores that sell dogs and cats

Stores selling animals as pets should face more serious consequences if they do not provide comfortable and safe facilities and care for their animals. 

Many pet shoppers are not equipped to assess the conditions the animals are provided. 

When inspections find them inadequate, improvements must be required  and fines levied to prevent the continued abuse of the animals in their care.


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