Vol. 31 Iss. 13 - February 23, 2015



Initial Agency Notice

Title of Regulation: 2VAC5-110. Rules and Regulations Pertaining to a Pound or Enclosure to Be Maintained by Each County or City.

Statutory Authority: ยง 3.2-6546 of the Code of Virginia.

Name of Petitioner: No Kill Advocacy Center.

Nature of Petitioner's Request: The petitioner is requesting that the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services amend the regulation to require that public and private animal shelters keep certain records for five years and make those records available for inspection by the board and the public. The petitioner requests that the regulation be amended to require that public and private animal shelters record "when and how each animal was taken in (stray, owner surrendered, taken in at the shelter, picked up in the field, etc.), why the animal was taken in (e.g., the owner did not want) and include a signed surrender form for anyone turning in an animal, the condition of each animal on intake, whether the animal had indicia of ownership and what attempts were made to reunite the animal with the owner, the kinds of care and treatment each animal received, including veterinary treatment, the disposition of each animal, and if the animal was killed, when and why the animal was killed."

Agency Plan for Disposition of Request: The Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services will consider this request at its next scheduled meeting following the public comment period. This meeting will occur on March 19, 2015.

Public Comment Deadline: March 16, 2015.

Agency Contact: Dr. Carolynn Bissett, Acting Program Manager, Animal Care and Emergency Response, Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218, telephone (804) 786-2483, or email

VA.R. Doc. No. R15-20; Filed January 23, 2015, 11:19 a.m.