USDA Inspection Report for Rainbow Creek Kennels of South Butler, NY 21-A-0179
Rainbow Creek Kennels dog breeders USDA Licenses No. 21-A-0179
Rainbow Creek Kennels has a perfect record of over nine (9) years of no direct violations. Michelle Russell's dog breeder kennels have a perfect USDA inspection reports in her state-of-the-art kennel in South Butler, NY.
USDA APHID inspection requirements for professional dog breeders:
For nearly 50 years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has enforced the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) to protect certain animals from inhumane treatment and neglect. Congress passed the AWA in 1966 and strengthened the law through amendments in 1970, 1976, 1985, 1990, 2002, 2007, and 2008. The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) administers the AWA, its standards, and its regulations.
The AWA requires that basic standards of care and treatment be provided for certain animals bred and sold for use as pets, used in biomedical research, transported commercially, or exhibited to the public. Individuals who operate facilities in these categories must provide their animals with adequate care and treatment in the areas of housing, handling, sanitation, nutrition, water, veterinary care, and protection from extreme weather and temperatures. Although Federal requirements establish basic standards, regulated businesses are encouraged to exceed these standards.
The AWA regulates the care and treatment of warm-blooded animals, except those (such as farm animals) that are used for food, fiber, or other agricultural purposes. Currently, coldblooded animals, such as snakes and alligators, are exempt from coverage under the Act. Animal shelters and pounds are regulated if they sell dogs or cats to dealers or research facilities. Pets owned by private citizens are not regulated.
The AWA regulates the care and treatment of warmblooded animals, except those (such as farm animals) that are used for food, fiber, or other agricultural purposes. Currently, coldblooded animals, such as snakes and alligators, are exempt from coverage under the Act. Animal shelters and pounds are regulated if they sell dogs or cats to dealers or research facilities. Pets owned by private citizens are not regulated.
The AWA requires that all individuals or businesses dealing with animals covered under the law must be licensed or registered with APHIS.
Regulated research facilities include hospitals, colleges and universities, diagnostic laboratories, and many private firms in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. In addition to providing basic standards of veterinary care and animal husbandry, regulated research facilities must provide dogs with the opportunity for exercise and promote the psychological well-being of nonhuman primates used in laboratories. Researchers must use methods to avoid or minimize discomfort, distress, and pain to the regulated animals unless withholding such methods is scientifically justified. The AWA also forbids the unnecessary duplication of previous experiments using regulated animals.
Research facilities must establish an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee to oversee the use of animals in experiments. This committee is responsible for ensuring that the facility remains in compliance with the AWA and for providing documentation of all areas of compliance to APHIS. The committee must be composed of at least three members, including one veterinarian and one person who is not affiliated with the facility in any way
Attending veterinarians play a crucial role in ensuring the humane treatment of animals under the Animal Welfare Act. Dealers, exhibitors, and research facilities employ attending veterinarians to provide adequate veterinary care to their animals and to oversee other aspects of animal care and use. In this role, veterinarians have the opportunity to expand their practice, provide veterinary care to a large number of diverse kinds of animals, and work alongside their clients and Animal Care to ensure the humane treatment of more than two million regulated animals.
The Animal Welfare Act (AWA) was passed to assure that humane care is provided to animals sold as pets or used in research, experimentation, or exhibition. As an attending veterinarian working with the licensee or registrant of a facility regulated by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), you will play a crucial role in ensuring the provision of adequate veterinary care and overseeing the adequacy of other aspects of animal care and use.
This module explains the role of the part-time attending veterinarian, their relationship with a USDA-regulated facility and USDA inspectors, and general knowledge of the Animal Welfare Act. Full-time attending veterinarians for USDA-regulated facilities will also find this presentation helpful.
After completing this module, you will:
- Know some of the benefits of becoming an attending veterinarian
- Understand the Animal Welfare Act and Animal Welfare regulations for facilities with a part-time attending veterinarian
- Be able to explain the regulatory requirements of licensees and registrants to provide veterinary care
- Be able to explain the role of the part-time attending veterinarian
- Be able to describe the elements of programs of adequate veterinary care
- Understand why a USDA inspector may contact you to ask about veterinary care at a regulated facility for which you are serving as an attending veterinarian.