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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12/23/22  1:59 pm
Commenter: Dan Paden

Higher standards for pet shops

As a Norfolk resident, I am respectfully asking that VDACS bolster its proposed standards for pet shops. In particular, these animals should be afforded care on par with that VDACS requires our shelters to provide. Further, too many regulatory schemes impose such insignificant penalties for violations that the latter are simply the cost of doing business. Please do not let these standards join that group--please give more teeth to the standards you are thankfully developing. Thank you for your consideration and service to the Commonwealth and its animals.

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