I live in Dryden, VA in an Assisted Living Facility called: Chestnut Grove. Currently, they don't allow cats or, dogs to be fed food, 'cause of the signs up on all of the doors leading to the outside areas. The signs, by the way, say something like this, (to the best of my memory) - "Feeding the animals, if caught, is a state violation." It also said: $2,000 fines would go to the workers and, not the residents. What do these signs possibly mean, doesn't the State of VA know that this is animal cruelty? Starvation is bad. Doing it on purpose - just because, they're a stray animal away from there original home(s) is no excuse!! It needs to be stopped. Plus: back to the main topic, (these poor stray cats & dogs come from up the road somewhere (any given location), and, some have tags, some don't; but, you cannot feed them, 'cause of a ridiculous state regulation over the facility. Plus, no petting the animals, should they come to you - barking, or meowing, like a cat would wanting attention, rubbing it's side of body against your leg and purring. (There is obviously something that can be done). If we're seen petting the animals, 'cause, they want attention: then, we're called on the PA system (loudspeaker) to go to administrative office, obviously cause that is a violation of the ALF home policy. It's set originally by the state of Virginia. In the admin's office, behind the scenes, people get "in trouble or, jumped on their case"* for petting the animals, feeding them, etc.* Is there a way to override the state of VA's decision?