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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 2. Agriculture
Agency 5. Department of Agriculture And Consumer Services
Chapter 150. Rules and Regulations Governing the Transportation of Companion Animals

2VAC5-150-100. Food and water requirements for dogs and cats.

A. Potable water shall be offered:

1. Within four hours prior to transport by any carrier;

2. At least every 12 hours after initiation of travel by dealers, exhibitors, pet shops and operators of auction sales in their own primary conveyance;

3. At least every 12 hours after acceptance for transportation by any carrier or intermediate handler, except in those cases where the animal cargo space is inaccessible during flight.

B. Food shall be offered by intermediate handlers and carriers after acceptance of any dog or cat for transportation, and by dealers, exhibitors, pet shops and operators of auction sales who transport dogs and cats in their own primary conveyance after transportation is initiated such that:

1. Each dog and cat over 16 weeks of age shall be fed at least once in each 24-hour period; and

2. Dogs and cats less than 16 weeks of age shall have food made available to them at least every 12 hours.

Statutory Authority

§ 3.2-6501 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR115-02-13 § 2.8, eff. May 13, 1987.

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