Animal Welfare Stakeholder Messages

Animal Welfare Stakeholder Messages

To keep interested parties informed of USDA Animal Care news and updates, we began sending out stakeholder messages via our agency’s stakeholder registry in November 2012. For your reference, all of these stakeholder messages are available on this webpage, and all subsequent messages will be added to this page.

It is easy (and free) to receive our future stakeholder messages directly.  If you are interested, please register here. When registering, you can select the topics that most interest you. For example, you can choose to receive messages solely relating to elephants or enforcement or research facilities, or you can choose to receive all Animal Care messages.
 

2016

Nov. 29, 2016 USDA Animal Care Provides Update on Its Horse Protection Program

Oct. 21, 2016 USDA Animal Care Makes Progress on Horse Protection Goals

Oct. 3, 2016 USDA Animal Care unveils its 5-year Strategic Plan 2016-2020

Sept. 22, 2016 New Terms Will Appear on USDA Inspection Reports

Sept. 16, 2016 USDA Extends Comment Period on Proposal to Amend Horse Protection Regulations

Aug. 8, 2016 USDA Animal Care Search Tool Will Be Shut Down for 11 Days, From August 12-23

Aug. 3, 2016 USDA Proposes Updates to Animal Welfare Act Regulations for De Minimis Thresholds and Licensing Exemptions

Aug. 1, 2016 Final Listening Session Regarding the Handling of Dangerous Animals is August 4

July 26, 2016 USDA Provides Additional Information Regarding Horse Protection Act Public Meetings

July 26, 2016 USDA Proposes Changes to End the Inhumane Practice of Soring

June 23, 2016 USDA Seeks Additional Comments Regarding the Handling of Dangerous Animals

June 3, 2016 USDA Posts the Newest Totals for Animal Usage by Research Facilities

May 23, 2016 USDA Updates Its Policy on Using Microchips to Officially Identify Regulated Animals

April 21, 2016 USDA Creates Online Course for Dealers of Guinea Pigs, Hamsters and Rabbits

April 21, 2016 USDA Updates Online Course for Dog Breeders

April 18, 2016 USDA Will Now Classify Dingoes and New Guinea Singing Dogs as Exotic Animals

April 4, 2016 USDA Provides Guidance on Handling and Husbandry of Neonatal, Nondomestic Cats

March 29, 2016 License Renewals for Random Source B Dealers Put on Hold Until Oct. 1, 2016

March 11, 2016 USDA Extends Comment Period for Proposed Rule Involving Marine Mammals

Feb. 16, 2016 Animal Care Search Tool Advanced Export Function Temporarily Unavailable

Jan. 14, 2016 USDA Animal Care Revises Its Animal Welfare Inspection Guide


2015

Sept. 29, 2015 USDA Posts the Latest Horse Protection Act Enforcement Information

Sept. 29, 2015 USDA Posts Guidance Document on Retail Pet Store Rule and Importation of Live Dogs Rule

June 25, 2015  USDA Considering Petition to Require Additional Animal Usage Information on Annual Reports

April 15, 2015   National Research Council Hosting Lab Animal Workshop April 20-21

March 10, 2015  USDA Provides Guidance to Breeders and Dealers Who Use Cage Cards

March 2, 2015 USDA Revises its Inspection Guide to Improve Oversight of Research Facilities

 

2014

Dec. 10, 2014  USDA Posts Research Facility Animal Usage Report

Dec. 1, 2014 NIH Hosting Webinar on Openness and Transparency at Research Facilities

Nov. 21, 2014  USDA Explains Requirements for Importing Live Dogs into the United States

Nov. 7, 2014  The Reporting of Adverse Events at Research Facilities on USDA Inspection Reports

Oct. 29, 2014  USDA Animal Care Improves its Searchable Database

Sept. 8, 2014  USDA Horse Protection Program Update

Aug. 29, 2014  OLAW Issues Guidance on Significant Changes to Ongoing Animal Activities

Aug. 1, 2014  USDA Posts the Latest Horse Protection Act Enforcement Information

July 16, 2014  Training Opportunities on Searching for Alternatives Are Available to Research Facilities

July 9, 2014  USDA Animal Care Creates New Process for Appealing Animal Welfare Act Inspection Reports

May 6, 2014  USDA Animal Care Developing New Searchable to Improve Customer Experience

March 14, 2014  USDA Animal Care Updates its Policy on Veterinary Care

Feb. 10, 2014  New Publication Posted:  Proper Giraffe Care in Cold Weather

Feb. 7, 2014  Revised Factsheet Posted:  Regulation of Dog/Cat Breeders and Dealers

Jan. 30, 2014  USDA Posts Recent Horse Protection Act Disqualifications and Enforcement Actions

Jan. 15, 2014  Reminder:  USDA Horse Protection Program Will Host Equine Thermography Webinar This Friday

Jan. 14, 204  USDA Animal Care is Correcting Technical Issues Involving its Searchable Database

Jan. 13, 2014  USDA Posts Recent Horse Protection Act Disqualifications and Enforcement Actions

Jan. 10, 2014  USDA Horse Protection Program Will Host Webinar on Equine Thermography on Jan. 17

Jan. 7, 2014  USDA Urges Licensees/Registrants to Protect Their Animals from the Cold

 

2013

Dec. 4, 2013  Reminder – Final Webinar Discussing the Retail Pet Store Rule is Thursday

Dec. 2, 2013  USDA Animal Care Creates Online Process for Submitting Animal Welfare Concerns

Dec. 2, 2013  USDA Animal Care Posts Updated Inspection Guide

Dec. 2, 2013  USDA Animal Care Provides its Inspectors with New Guidance for Conducting Inspections

Nov. 22, 2013  Registration Now Open for Final Webinar Discussing the Retail Pet Store Rule

Nov. 14, 2013  Retail Pet Store Rule Webinar Presentations Now Available for Viewing

Nov. 14, 2013  Registration Now Open for Third Webinar Discussing the Retail Pet Store Rule

Nov. 8, 2013  Registration Now Open for Second Webinar Discussing the Retail Pet Store Rule

Nov. 5, 2013  Updated Animal Welfare Act Regulations Posted on USDA’s Animal Care Website

Oct. 31, 2013  Registration Is Still Open to Participate in Nov. 7 Webinar on USDA’s Retail Pet Store Rule

Oct. 24, 2013  USDA Reopening Comment Period on Petition to Prohibit the Public’s Contact with Potentially Dangerous Animals

Oct. 24, 2013  USDA Animal Care Will Host Webinars to Discuss the Retail Pet Store Rule

Oct. 23, 2013  USDA to Resume Making Animal Welfare Act Inspection Reports Available Online

Oct. 1, 2013  Update on APHIS Operations

Sept. 25, 2013  USDA Animal Care Creates a Special Webpage Regarding the Retail Pet Store Rule

Sept. 23, 2013  USDA Animal Care Extends Comment Period Regarding Changes to Policy 3 – Veterinary Care

Sept. 13, 2013  USDA Animal Care Improves its Method of Collecting Annual Report Data

Sept. 13, 2013  Animal Care Provides Updated Link for Proposed Changes to Policy 3 – Veterinary Care

Sept. 13, 2013  Animal Care Seeks Comments Regarding Proposed Changes to Policy 3 – Veterinary Care

Aug. 5, 2013  USDA Seeks Comments on Petition That Would Prohibit Public Contact with Lions, Tigers, Bears and Primates

Aug. 1, 2013  USDA Animal Care Issues New Guidance to its Inspectors Regarding Lion/Tiger Enclosures

July 2, 2013  Job Opportunities Available in USDA Animal Care

June 17, 2013  USDA Animal Care Will Soon Announce Job Opportunities

May 21, 2013  USDA Announces Recent Animal Welfare Act and Horse Protection Act Enforcement Actions

April 30, 2013  USDA Animal Care Announces Externship Program for College Students

April 18, 2013  USDA Horse Protection Program Posts Foreign Substance Results

April 18, 2013  USDA Horse Protection Program Using Iris Scan Technology for Equine Identification

April 12, 2013  Questions and Answers:  Temperature and Humidity in Dog Kennels

April 12, 2013  Questions and Answers:  APHIS Form 7060 as it Pertains to the Horse Protection Act

March 20, 2013  USDA Announces Recent Animal Welfare Act and Horse Protection Act Enforcement Actions

Feb. 20, 2013  USDA Announces Recent Animal Welfare Act and Horse Protection Act Enforcement Actions

Jan. 22, 2013  USDA Announces Recent Animal Welfare Act and Horse Protection Act Enforcement Actions


2012

Dec. 28, 2012  USDA to Consider Guidelines for the Control of Tuberculosis in Elephants

Dec. 19, 2012 USDA Announces Recent Animal Welfare Act and Horse Protection Act Enforcement Actions

Nov. 21, 2012  USDA Blog:  Why I Became an Inspector with USDA Animal Care

 

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