Federal Bills Signed Into Law
Animal Welfare Act (AWA)
H.R.724 - Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act or the PACT Act
Bills 118th Congress (2023-2024)
H.R.208 - Pet Safety and Protection Act of 2023
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
H.R.2878 - CARE Act of 2023
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
H.R.5175 - PETSAFE Act of 2023
H.R.5399 - To substantially restrict the use of animal testing for cosmetics, and for other purposes.
S.2555 - Better CARE for Animals Act of 2023
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): The ASPCA® was the first humane society to be established in North America and is, today, one of the largest in the world.
- Animal Rescue League of Iowa: The ARL of Iowa is Iowa's largest nonprofit animal shelter, caring for many thousands of pets each year.
- Bailing Out Benji: BoB is dedicated to ending puppy mills through research, education and advocacy.
- Wisconsin Humane Society: Founded in 1879, the Wisconsin Humane Society has been saving the lives of animals in need for more than 140 years.
- Wayside Waifs: Wayside Waifs is committed to finding homes for all adoptable pets. Wayside is the largest pet adoption campus in Kansas City.
- Animal Rescue Corps: Protects dogs, cats, and other domesticated animals across North America and beyond through large-scale Emergency Animal Rescue & Disaster Response, Shelter Relief, and Education & Training.
ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)
Support Goldie’s Act to Protect Dogs in Puppy Mills
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
USDA Enforcement: Fiscal Year 2022
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
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
Congress.gov - 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