2006 Code of Virginia § 3.1-796.69 - Transporting animals; requirements; penalty

3.1-796.69. Transporting animals; requirements; penalty.

No owner, railroad or other common carrier when transporting any animal shallallow that animal to be confined in any type of conveyance more thantwenty-four consecutive hours without being exercised, properly rested, fedand watered as necessary for that particular type and species of animal. Areasonable extension of this time shall be permitted when an accident, stormor other act of God causes a delay. Adequate space in the primary enclosurewithin any type of conveyance shall be provided each animal depending uponthe particular type and species of animal. No person shall import into theCommonwealth, nor export from the Commonwealth, for the purpose of sale oroffering for sale any dog or cat under the age of eight weeks without itsdam. Violation of this section shall be punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor.

(1984, c. 492, 29-213.39; 1987, c. 488; 1993, c. 174.)

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