After the case of the melamine-laced petfood that killed thousands of pets three years ago, US Congress is stepping in to propose legislation that will help prevent petfood contamination from happening again.
In the House, the Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009 was passed July 2009 and would give the Food and Drug Administration more power to prevent contaminations.
Michael Markarian, chief operating officer at the Humane Society of the United States, told the Scripps Howard News Service that the bills will give the FDA additional authority to control recalls and to make sure poisonous materials don't come in from abroad.
New shelter data casts doubt on whether the pet population and pet ownership are truly growing.
While the pandemic caused unprecedented suffering worldwide in 2020, the disruptions to dogs, cats and other pets adoption numbers may normalize in 2021.