New Law Cracking Down On Puppy Mills In Virginia

Governor Terry McAuliffe has signed legislation to crack down on puppy mills here in Virginia. The move by the governor has been hailed as a major victory by the Humane Society, and now makes Virginia the third state in the nation to pass laws that restrict where pet stores can get their puppies. The Humane Society also points out the new law will mean that the sale of dogs and cats on roadside stands, parking lots and flea markets is now illegal. Additionally, licensed businesses now must keep detailed records of their sales. Anyone violating the new law will be charged with a misdemeanor.