NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — An animal advocacy group based in California has petitioned the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) to have PETA’s status as an animal shelter revoked.
This comes after PETA workers allegedly stole and killed a dog last month in Accomack County. It’s a story WAVY.com has been following for weeks.
The No Kill Advocacy Center based in Oakland, California sent the petition to VDACS on Thursday. It argues that PETA does not maintain a facility under the statutory definition of an animal shelter.
A previous attempt by the No Kill Advocacy Center to have PETA’s status as an animal shelter revoked in April 2013 was unsuccessful.
Stay with WAVY.com for update on this developing story.
A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer services sent the petition to PETA. It also stated the organization filing the petition was based in Virginia instead of California.