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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

2VAC5-150-60. Food and water requirements.

Adequate food and water shall be provided for in that:

1. Any individual, dealer, exhibitor, pet shop or operator of an auction sale offering any live rabbits, guinea pigs or hamsters to any carrier or intermediate handler for transportation, in commerce, or any dealer, exhibitor, pet shop or operator of an auction sale transporting such animals in their own primary conveyance, if such transport shall be longer than six hours, shall provide an adequate supply of food and water or a type of food which provides the requirement of food and water within the primary enclosure to meet the requirements of such animals;

2. Any individual, dealer, exhibitor, pet shop or operator of an auction sale offering any companion animal other than those named in paragraph 1 above to any carrier or intermediate handler for transportation shall affix to the outside of the primary enclosure instructions which:

a. State the food and water requirements of such animals;

b. Are written with a permanent marker; and

c. Are affixed in such a manner as to avoid accidental tearing or removal;

3. No carrier or intermediate handler may accept any companion animal for transportation unless the above provision appropriate for the species of animals being transported has been met.

Statutory Authority

§ 3.2-6501 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR115-02-13 § 2.4, eff. May 13, 1987.

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