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Animal Care Program Oversight of Dog Breeders

Report Information

Date Issued
Report Number:
Report Type
Animal Plant Health Inspection Service
OIG evaluated APHIS’ controls to ensure compliance with the AWA and followed up on agency actions in response to a previous audit; OIG could not fully evaluate APHIS’ controls due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Joint Report
Agency Wide
Yes (agency-wide)
Questioned Costs
Funds for Better Use


APHIS should ensure the data reliability and security issues with ACIS do not persist in SalesForce and eFile.

Develop and implement guidance, policies, and procedures to ensure a consistent response to complaints and to ensure the response is sufficiently documented.

Provide inspectors training on the process of responding to complaints, documenting actions taken, and the reason for those actions.