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October 31, 2013
USDA Animal Care will host a series of Retail Pet Store Rule webinars in November and December. We are inviting you to participate in any or all of these webinars to talk directly with us about how this rule may or may not affect your business. Webinars will be held Thursdays from 2 PM to 3 PM EST for a four-week period. The schedule of topics for the webinars is as follows:
- November 7 – Am I regulated under USDA's Retail Pet Store Rule?
- November 14 – How will USDA implement the Retail Pet Store Rule?
- November 21 – What is USDA's inspection process in a home?
- December 5 – How will USDA enforce the Retail Pet Store Rule?
To register to participate in the November 7th webinar, please click on the following link: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/537116383.
Registration for each subsequent webinar will open following the end of the previous week's webinar. At the proper time, please visit the Animal Care website at: www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_welfare/retail_pet_stores.shtml if you wish to register for a subsequent webinar.
We look forward to speaking with you during the webinars.
For further details on the USDA Retail Pet Store Rule, please click the link below...
USDA Restores Important Check and Balance on
Retail Pet Sales to Ensure Health, Humane Treatment