Introduced 12/1/21 – Goldie’s Act (H.R.6100) mandates USDA inspectors document and report all observed violations of the AWA. It will also improve cross-reporting of these violations between the USDA and local and state authorities.
Legislation by State
HB 1711 – Provides that a pet shop operator may offer for sale a dog or cat only if the dog or cat is obtained from an animal control facility or animal shelter.
S01130/A04283 – Prohibits the sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits by retail pet shops; authorizes space for adoption
SB 234 – Pet Retail Sales Ban (Victoria’s Law)
HB 1424 – Washington state is on its way to Governor Inslee to be signed into law. This will prevent any new puppy-selling pet stores from opening in the state.
Legislation by City
SO2020-2827 – Prohibits the sale of puppy mill dogs in Chicago