Uh Oh…HSUS “Partners” with VA AG “Animal Law Unit”


…[M]ichelle Welch, an assistant attorney general with nine years of service, will lead the team. She has worked on animal-related cases, earning numerous recgonitions for her work.

  • As their first project, the Animal Unit has partnered with the Humane Society of the United States to inform Virginia pet stores on consumer rights involving the purchase of animals, including new rights created by Bailey’s Law, which was signed into law in 2014. The law helps ensure that customers have complete and accurate information about the health and history of a pet before purchase and gives consumers recourse if an animal is later found to have significant, undisclosed health problems.