The USDA is in charge of creating and enforcing Animal Welfare Act regulations, which are supposed to protect dogs at puppy mills. But the care standards in the current regulations are much too low, and dogs are suffering.
The Humane Society of the United States and partner groups filed a legal petition with the USDA in September, urging them to improve the standards of care for dogs in commercial breeding facilities. The USDA has not yet responded to the legal petition.
Urge the USDA to respond to The HSUS's legal petition to create better living conditions for dogs. Please use the form below to personalize and submit a letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack. Be sure to edit your message so it stands out.