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USDA news releases involving animal welfare can be found in the APHIS Newsroom.


04/04/2014Animal Care regrets the recent web posting of inspection reports that had been rescinded.  When inspection reports are amended to reflect corrections, only the accurate report should be posted to the website.  The inspection reports that we discovered had been posted in error were immediately removed.  The cause of this error is being reviewed to prevent future occurrences.  Animal Care remains committed to providing accurate information and following program policies on providing public information.



12/02/2013 - USDA Animal Care Creates Online Process for Submitting Animal Welfare Concerns

12/02/2013 - USDA Animal Care Provides Its Inspectors With New Guidance for Conducting Inspections

12/02/2013 - USDA Animal Care Posts Updated Inspection Guide

10/24/2013 - USDA Reopening Comment Period on Petition to Prohibit the Public's Contact With Potentially Dangerous Animals

10/24/2013 - Animal Care Will Host Webinars to Discuss the Retail Pet Store Rule

09/18/2013 - USDA Announces Recent Animal Welfare Act and Horse Protection Act Enforcement Actions

09/17/2013 - Animal Care Seeks Comments Regarding Proposed Changes to its Policy 3 - Veterinary Care.

09/10/2013 - USDA Restores Important Check and Balance on Retail Pet Sales to Ensure Health, Humane Treatment
                      - Questions and Answers: Retail Pet Store Final Rule
                      - Docket No. 2011-2003


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