Smith/Grassley push for imported dogs to face tighter health screenings
It’s said a dog can be a man’s best friend, but a dog can also be a family’s worst enemy if they’re adopting an animal and don’t know about its origins and full medical history. Republican Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa is teaming up with a Minnesota lawmaker to introduce a bill called the “Healthy Dog Importation Act” which aims to keep a closer eye on the million-plus dogs that are brought into the U-S every year:
“This bipartisan bill is with Senator Tina Smith, a Democrat of Minnesota, providing the USDA with new tools to monitor and safeguard the health of dogs being imported into the country.”
This bill also ensures that these dogs are up to date on their vaccinations and have a clean bill of health before arriving in our country.