Increase in animal welfare funding

A new spending bill will increase funding for animal welfare initiatives in the United States.

The ASPCA commends the U.S. House of Representatives for including critical animal welfare provisions in H.R. 3055, the FY2020 spending bill that includes funding for the Departments of Agriculture, Interior and Justice, among others.

“This FY2020 Appropriations package includes critical provisions to help protect…dogs in puppy mills…and domestic violence victims and their pets, and it also prioritizes funding for animal cruelty investigations.” says Nancy Perry, senior vice president of ASPCA Government Relations.

The Agriculture Appropriations division alone includes several victories for animals, such as:

  • New funding to implement the PAWS Act, to help domestic violence victims and their pets
  • An amendment led by Rep. Joe Neguse to provide funds to the USDA’s Office of Inspector General for the enforcement of anti-animal-fighting statutes.

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