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Federal Bills Signed Into Law

Animal Welfare Act (AWA)

H.R.724 - Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act or the PACT Act

S.479 - PACT Act

H.R.3514 - Chimpanzee Health Improvement, Maintenance, and Protection Act

S.2725 - Chimpanzee Health Improvement, Maintenance and Protection Act

Bills 118th Congress (2023-2024)

H.R.208 - Pet Safety and Protection Act of 2023

H.R.764 - Trust the Science Act

H.R.807 - Working Dog Commemorative Coin Act

H.R.1465 - Violet’s Law

H.R.1480 - Beagle Brigade Act of 2023

H.R.1624 - Puppy Protection Act of 2023

H.R.1788 - Goldie's Act

S.4033 - Goldie's Act

H.R.2742 - FIGHT Act

S.1529 - FIGHT Act of 2023

H.R.2878 - CARE Act of 2023

H.R.3090 - PAST Act of 2023

S.4004 - PAST Act of 2024

H.R.3859 - Animal Welfare Enforcement Improvement Act

H.R.3894 - Greyhound Protection Act of 2023

H.R.3957 - PUPP Act of 2023

H.R.3989 - Pets Belong With Families Act

H.R.4081 - Canine Members of the Armed Forces Act

H.R.5041 - Better CARE for Animals Act of 2023

S.2555 - Better CARE for Animals Act of 2023

H.R.5175 - PETSAFE Act of 2023

H.R.5399 - To substantially restrict the use of animal testing for cosmetics, and for other purposes.

H.R.7211 - Petfax Act of 2024

H.R.7248 - FDA Modernization Act 3.0

H.R.8571 - To require the Attorney General to establish a grant program to assist with the medical expenses of qualified working dogs, and for other purposes.

H.Con.Res.59 - Urging all countries to outlaw the dog and cat meat trade and to enforce existing laws against such trade.

H.Res.751 - Expressing support for the designation of October 1, 2023, as "National Animal Rescue Day" to create awareness of the importance of animal adoption, to educate on the importance of spaying and neutering animals, and to encourage animal adoptions throughout the United States.

Bills 117th Congress (2021-2022)

H.R.1016 - Animal Cruelty Enforcement Act of 2021

H.R.1442 - PREPARED Act

H.R.2085 - HEART Act of 2021

H.R.2840 - Puppy Protection Act of 2021

S.1385 - Puppy Protection Act of 2021

H.R.3277 - Animal Welfare Enforcement Improvement Act

H.R.4239 - Healthy Dog Importation Act

S.2597 - Healthy Dog Importation Act

H.R.5828 - Pets Belong With Families Act

H.R.6100 - Goldie's Act

The One Pager of Goldie's Act (H.R.6100 117th Congress) (PDF) introduced by Representative Cynthia Axne representing the 3rd District of Iowa is the lifeline dogs need.

Congressional Animal Protection Caucus

The Congressional Animal Protection Caucus (CAPC) is a bipartisan organization committed to raising awareness of animal welfare issues in Congress.

Organizations that were involved in rescue efforts where Goldie, other dogs suffered and died

ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)

Support Goldie’s Act to Protect Dogs in Puppy Mills

USDA Enforcement: Fiscal Year 2023

USDA Enforcement: Fiscal Year 2022

Puppy Mills 101

Join the Puppy Mill Action Team

Sign the ASPCA's Petition: The USDA is failing vulnerable animals and keeping them Barred From Love.

Join the Advocacy Center

Recognizing and Reporting Animal Cruelty and Neglect

The Humane Society of the United States

The Horrible Hundred: Uncovering national puppy mills

Stopping Puppy Mills

Stop the sale of puppies in pet stores - Find out how you can take action in your area

Breaking: In a huge win for horses, USDA announces final rule seeking to end horse soring

Humane Society Legislative Fund

Scorecard of Congress to give you a snapshot of every federal legislator's record on animal protection issues

Where to get a puppy

U.S. Congress - Find Your Members

Look Up a ZIP Code

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)

Animal Welfare Act

USDA Inspection Report Search

USDA Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Logs

USDA Freedom of Information Act Division

Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship

Wallace State Office Building

Animal Industry Bureau

502 E. 9th St.

Des Moines, IA 50319

Desk: 515-281-6358

It’s too late to save Goldie, but we can prevent other dogs from meeting her fate

Please Support Goldie's Act H.R.1788 / S.4033 (links to

Goldie's Act Illustration of a dog's head reaching over bars
Goldie's Act Illustration courtesy of the ASPCA's Support Goldie’s Act to Protect Dogs in Puppy Mills

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