H. R. 4180
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 25, 2021
Mr. Lieu introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture
To amend the Animal Welfare Act to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to award grants to support the microchipping of dogs and cats in the care of animal shelters or similar establishments, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Keeping Pets and Families Together Act.
Grants to support microchipping of dogs and cats
Section 28 of the Animal Welfare Act (7 U.S.C. 2158) is amended by striking subsection (d) and inserting the following:
Grants To support microchipping of dogs and cats
The Secretary shall establish a program under which the Secretary will award grants to entities described in subsection (a)(2) for purposes of supporting the capability of such entities to provide for microchipping of dogs and cats in their care before allowing such dogs or cats to be recovered by their original owner, adopted by other individuals, or sold to a dealer.
The Secretary shall promulgate regulations to carry out this section. Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of subsection (d), the Secretary shall promulgate regulations to carry out such subsection.