Bailey’s Law Update

Bailey’s Law Update


Dear advocates,


Thank you again for your phone calls, letters, and (most importantly) your presence at lobby day during the Virginia General Assembly’s 2014 session. It was a groundbreaking session for Virginia’s animals to say the least. Because of YOU:

*Companion animals can now be protected in cases of domestic violence,

*Pet stores are more accountable to the public when sourcing from puppy mills, and

*Fox pens will be phased out!!

Yet, there is still work to do. With the passage of “Bailey’s Law,” a bill that strengthens Virginia’s pet lemon law, animal advocates now must keep our eyes open to ensure that pet stores are in compliance. Bailey’s Law states,

“A pet shop operating in the Commonwealth shall post in a conspicuous place on or near the cage of any dog or cat available for sale the breeder’s name, city, state, and USDA license number. A pet shop or a USDA licensed dealer who advertises any dog or cat for sale in the Commonwealth, including by Internet advertisement, shall provide prior to the time of sale the breeder’s name, city, state, and USDA license number”.

This new language is critical as advocates will now be able to expose stores that are sourcing their animals from out-of-state puppy mills and with USDA Animal Welfare Act violations. Should you notice a store is not posting this information now required by law *please* contact the Attorney General’s office here<> so that they may investigate violations.

Thank you for your continued support for Humane Dominion. Whether in the field, the forest, or on the farm, Humane Dominion is the voice for all Virginia’s animals.





Team Humane Dominion

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