The federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA) regulates the humane care and handling of certain dogs, cats, and laboratory animals. The AWA requires USDA-licensed facilities to be inspected.
In May 2010, an audit report was submitted entitled Inspections of Problematic Dealers. The focus of this audit was on “dealers with a history of violations in the past 3 years.
To read the full 2010 audit report, go to: USDA – Inspections of Problematic Dealers
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