Currently, the U.S. House of Representatives is weighing funding levels for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) animal welfare programs. Without adequate funding, the USDA may be unable to enforce vital animal welfare protections for horses, dogs, cats and other animals, or sustain programs that assist veterinarians who practice in underserved areas. Ask your members of Congress to support adequate funding levels for the USDA’s animal welfare and veterinary programs.
Each member of the U.S. House of Representatives has received an animal welfare funding letter for fiscal year 2018 (FY18), which they can sign to support adequate funding for the USDA. They received this letter on March 16 from Representatives Chris Smith (R-NJ-4) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-3), and they have until March 31 to sign. Use the form below to ask your representatives to add their name to the letter and support funding for animal welfare and veterinary initiatives.