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"Bernadette Juarez has been named acting Deputy Administrator for the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Animal Care (AC) program." - from wattagnet.com


"The “Working Dog” is now New York’s official state dog. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a measure into law last week that added trained working dogs to the list of creatures that represent the state." - from wnbf.com


U.S. – The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) is recommending that all exporters, shippers, importers and buyers of Cynops orientalis (Firebelly) and Pachytriton labiatus (Paddletail) newts immediately establish a voluntary moratorium on importing them into the United States.  We further recommend that all non-retail businesses engaged in the salamander trade regularly sanitize their facilities as a prophylactic measure, as treatments are developed, out of an abundance of caution.