RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) — The Humane Society is applauding Governor Terry McAuliffe’s decision to sign legislation to crack down on puppy mills.
The law makes Virginia the third state in the nation to restrict where pet stores can acquire puppies. It means the sale of dogs and cats on roadside stands, parking lots and flea markets is illegal.
It also means licensed businesses must keep detailed record keeping of their sales. Anyone violating the law will be charged with a misdemeanor crime.
The entire bill can be found, here.