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Animal Welfare; Acclimation Certificates for Dogs and Cats : 9 CFR Part 3

United States, Department of Agriculture, and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are proposing to amend the Animal Welfare Act regulations regarding transportation of dogs and cats by removing the requirement that a veterinarian certify that a dog or cat is acclimated to temperatures lower than the minimum temperature requirements in the regulations and requiring instead that the owner of the dog or cat make this certification. We are proposing this action because a veterinarian cannot always know if the dog or cat has been acclimated to a specific temperature. The owner of the dog or cat can best verify that the animal has been acclimated to the temperature that is recorded on the certificate. This proposed action would give responsibility for certifying an animal’s tolerance for a specific temperature to the person who is most likely to know.
Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration
Animal Welfare Act History Digital Collection