Animals

H.R.1141 – Pet Safety and Protection Act of 2017

Short Titles as Introduced:

Pet Safety and Protection Act of 2017

Official Title as Introduced:

To amend the Animal Welfare Act to ensure that all dogs and cats used by research facilities are obtained legally.

Summary:

Introduced in House (02/16/2017)

Pet Safety and Protection Act of 2017

This bill amends the Animal Welfare Act to revise the list of permissible sources of dogs and cats used by research facilities to include dogs and cats obtained: (1) from a licensed dealer, (2) from a publicly owned and operated pound or shelter that meets specified requirements, (3) by donation from a person who bred and raised the dog or cat or owned it for not less than one year, or (4) from a research facility licensed by the Department of Agriculture. The requirements pertaining to sources apply to dogs and cats obtained through sales, donations, or offers. Monetary penalties are established for violations.

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