Full Statute Name: West's Annotated Code of Virginia. Title 3.2. Agriculture, Animal Care, and Food. Subtitle V. Domestic Animals. Chapter 65. Comprehensive Animal Care. Article 6. Authority of Local Governing Bodies. § 3.2-6545. Regulation of sale of animals procured from animal shelters
Primary Citation: Va. Code Ann. § 3.2-6545Country of Origin: United StatesLast Checked: January, 2022Alternate Citation: VA ST § 3.2-6545Date Adopted: 1972Historical:
This Virginia statute provides that any city, county or town which supports an animal shelter may by ordinance provide that no person who acquires an animal from a shelter shall be able to sell such animal within a period of six months from the time the animal is acquired from the shelter. Violation of such an ordinance shall constitute a misdemeanor.
Any locality that maintains or supports, in whole or in part, a public or private animal shelter may by ordinance provide that no person who acquires an animal from such shelter shall be able to sell the animal within a period of six months from the time the animal is acquired from the shelter. Violation of the ordinance is a Class 1 misdemeanor.
Credits Acts 2008, c. 860, eff. Oct. 1, 2008. Amended by Acts 2014, c. 148.
HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES
Acts 1972, c. 347, § 15.1-517.1; Acts 1997, c. 587; § 3.1-796.94:2.