Sunday, January 6, 2013

Gloucester, VA - Animal Control Law 3-15 Early Results of National Survey

We are reporting early results on our national and site survey.  6 people so far have chimed in with a resounding no to the question of is Gloucester Animal Control Law Section 3-15 even legal.  One early respondent who states that they are not a legal professional but are just chiming in answered, yes, it is valid as it is supported by a state law.  We want to thank everyone so far that have answered this question.

  The point we would like to make to the person who answered yes and stated their reason is to please once again look at the state code 3.2-6500.  It's not a state law but instead definitions of terminology used throughout state code laws.  We welcome all answers and will report all results.  We would agree with the person who answered yes and never would have started this survey had Gloucester Animal Control Law Section 3-15 been supported by an actual state law and not some definitions of terminology.  We do value the input anyway and will report all yes and no answers along with the arguments to this.

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1 comment:

  1. From your "yes" voter ... I referenced that State law supports the local law. SPECIFICALLY see 3.2-6503 which mimics local law. If you have a problem, you are barking up the wrong tree:

    § 3.2-6503. Care of companion animals by owner; penalty.

    A. Each owner shall provide for each of his companion animals:

    1. Adequate feed;

    2. Adequate water;

    3. Adequate shelter that is properly cleaned;

    4. Adequate space in the primary enclosure for the particular type of animal depending upon its age, size, species, and weight;

    5. Adequate exercise;

    6. Adequate care, treatment, and transportation; and

    7. Veterinary care when needed to prevent suffering or disease transmission.

    The provisions of this section shall also apply to every pound, animal shelter, or other releasing agency, and every foster care provider, dealer, pet shop, exhibitor, kennel, groomer, and boarding establishment. This section shall not require that animals used as food for other animals be euthanized.

    B. Violation of this section is a Class 4 misdemeanor. A second or subsequent violation of subdivision A 1, A 2, A 3, or A 7 is a Class 2 misdemeanor and a second or subsequent violation of subdivision A 4, A 5, or A 6 is a Class 3 misdemeanor.


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