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Rules and Regulations Pertaining to a Pound or Enclosure to be Maintained By Each County or City [2 VAC 5 ‑ 110]
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Chapter Information
Description A regulation establishing guidelines for adequate care and shelter for animals housed by counties and cities in a pound or enclosure.
State Authority Section 3.2-6546 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation 1. The protection of the public’s health, safety, and welfare with the least possible cost and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth.

2. The reduction of the incidence of animal diseases in pounds, so as to reduce the risk of spreading those diseases to animals outside of the pounds and to humans.
3. The minimization of the cost of maintaining and operating pounds by providing, when the locality requests it, guidance on their design.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Dr. Dan Kovich  / Staff Veterinarian/Animal Care and Health Policy
Address: P. O. Box 1163
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address: dan.kovich@vdacs.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)786-2483    FAX: (804)371-2380    TDD: (800)828-1120
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Repeal 2 VAC 5-110 and replace it with a new regulation pertaining to public and private shelters NOIRA Comment period is underway and will end on 9/24/2014.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
None