S.451 - Pet Safety and Protection Act of 2005109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Akaka, Daniel K. [D-HI] (Introduced 02/17/2005)|
|Committees:||Senate - Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry|
|Latest Action:||02/17/2005 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.451 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (02/17/2005)
Pet Safety and Protection Act of 2005 - Amends the Animal Welfare Act to list 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 and owned it for not less than one year; or (4) from a research facility licensed by the Secretary of Agriculture. Sets forth additional monetary penalties for related violations.
Prohibits Federal facilities from purchasing or otherwise acquiring dogs or cats for exhibition purposes except from: (1) the operator of an auction that comports with legal requirements; or (2) a person holding a valid dealer or exhibitor license.
Prohibits dealers from selling or otherwise providing a research facility with random source dogs or cats unless specified certification requirements are met.