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Short Titles as Introduced

Puppy Protection Act of 2017

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Animal Welfare Act to provide for the humane treatment of dogs, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
12/20/2017Introduced in House

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Date All Actions
01/24/2018Referred to the Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture.
Action By: Committee on Agriculture
12/20/2017Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.
Action By: House of Representatives
12/20/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Agriculture12/20/2017 Referred to
House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture01/24/2018 Referred to

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Introduced in House (12/20/2017)

Puppy Protection Act of 2017

This bill amends the Animal Welfare Act to require the Department of Agriculture to expand standards that govern the humane handling, care, treatment, and transportation of animals to include new requirements for commercial dog dealers. Specifically, the standards must require dog dealers to provide to dogs: (1) adequate housing, exercise, and veterinary care; (2) appropriate and nutritious food; (3) continuous access to potable water; and (4) meaningful socialization with humans and compatible dogs for at least 30 minutes each day. The standards must also include requirements for breeders to use safe breeding practices and make all reasonable efforts to find humane placement for retired breeding dogs.