Summary: H.R.4691 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.4691. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

Shown Here:
Introduced in House (12/20/2017)

Welfare of Our Friends Act of 2017 or the WOOF! Act

This bill amends the Animal Welfare Act to prohibit the Department of Agriculture (USDA) from licensing a dealer of dogs whose previous licenses have been suspended or revoked in the last 10 years if the license is for operating a facility that the dealer previously used. Further, USDA may not issue or renew a license to: (1) the dog dealer's immediate family members, (2) a person who resides at the same address as the dog dealer, or (3) certain legal entities if such dealer holds an ownership interest in the entity.