As many of you know by now, the CDC placed a ban on the importation of rescue dogs from 113 counties starting July 14, 2021, to reduce the risk of rabies. Since 2015, only four dogs imported into the USA have had rabies— three from Egypt and one from Azerbaijan. None have come from China, where Bunny’s Buddies rescues from.

Since 2018, Bunny’s Buddies has saved 400+ dogs from slaughterhouses, kill shelters, and the streets of Asia. We pride ourselves in doing rescue right, which is why we have a full-time, USA-based veterinarian on staff who oversees each dog’s care alongside our vets in Asia. Because we value animal welfare so much, we never want to put our dogs or local dogs at risk for illness, so years ago, we created a testing protocol that exceeds all of the CDC’s expectations by leaps and bounds. 

Our dogs are now stuck in China. The CDC’s ban not only prevents any additional dogs from being saved in countries with zero animal welfare protection, but it is also now preventing hundreds of our healthy dogs from coming home so we might fight to modify this ban.

Bunny’s Buddies cannot do this alone, we need your help! We have been working non-stop with members of Congress, looking for those who believe in our cause. Luckily, we have finalized a letter to the CDC with Reps, Fitzpatrick & Deutch and we must now begin the outreach for additional signatures.

How You Can Help

All of our supporters must reach out to their members of congress and ask them to sign on to this letter. Below is text you can use as a template for your call or email to your local congressmen!

Find your local Congressmen’s contact info here! All you have to do is enter your zip code and your exact local representative will appear with their phone and email. Many will also list their social media accounts so you can tag them in any of our posts as well.

Example Content

Email Subject: Please help us continue to save rescue dogs!

Hi there, my name is Amanda and I am writing today to ask for your support and signature on a House letter to the Director of the CDC led by Reps. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., and Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., calling on the CDC to lift their ban on dog imports from 113 countries.

Recently, the CDC  issued a blanket suspension on dogs being imported into the United States from these countries and has cited a lack of funding as a key reason they are unable to process these imports. As a result, many animal rescue operations in the U.S. are unable to bring the dogs they save from abuse, slaughter, and meat markets overseas home to be adopted and cared for.

And as a result of the suspension, the companions of our American military heroes as well as those of many diplomats have also been prevented from reinterning the U.S. – a sad state of affairs for those who have risked their lives to serve and protect our country.

But the House passed a funding amendment in July by a voice vote to provide $3 million to the CDC to streamline the import inspection process, and the Deutch-Fitzpatrick letter will complement that effort and put more pressure on the CDC to lift the ban. 

Please consider signing on the Deutch-Fitzpatrick letter that closes on Friday, September 24, 2021, so reputable rescue groups can continue their life-saving work. Thank you for your time!

This should not take more than 10 minutes of your time and this is the most important part of this fight, to let our voices be heard for those who cannot speak! Thank you for helping us fight this fight for them!

Comments 36

  1. September 9, 2021

    Taylor Kunkle

    Please help save these dogs

    1. September 9, 2021

      Emma Valdivia

      Please help BAN the CDC order to not let dogs 🐕 from China 🇨🇳 come into the states !!!!

  2. September 9, 2021


    We must save them!!!

  3. September 9, 2021

    Jo Port

    Let these dogs come into the US

  4. September 9, 2021

    Elizabeth Lopez

    Please help the pups that are in China and Korea to have a safe home here in the US, they deserve like any pup that has ever lived to have their own forever home.

  5. September 9, 2021

    Lauren rasmussen

    Hi there, my name is Lauren and I am writing today to ask for your support and signature on a House letter to the Director of the CDC led by Reps. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., and Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., calling on the CDC to lift their ban on dog imports from 113 countries.

  6. September 9, 2021

    Angela Watson

    I will sign

  7. September 9, 2021


    Do not banned the rescuers , those animals need them . Please.

  8. September 9, 2021

    Jeevika Kapoor

    Pls help these poor babies, they all have a right to live aswell 🙏🏻

  9. September 9, 2021

    Shraddha Yadav

    Plz. Let them take it’s not fair they are dieing plz

  10. September 9, 2021

    Catherine Holt

    CDC please lift the ban on dog imports from 113 countries.

  11. September 9, 2021

    Lauren Chorlton

    Please please please help these animals

  12. September 9, 2021

    Lauren Chorlton

    Please please please please help these animals

  13. September 9, 2021

    Jessica Charles

    These poor innocent lives.

  14. September 9, 2021

    Darby Litchfield

    These dogs deserve a chance to live in a humane life and to know they are not going to be eaten, abused or starved anymore. Please help these beautiful creatures that we all call our best friends and children. It’s not right and just think about your own animals, would you want to see them in these horrible conditions? Absolutely not! We as a society need to help these animals and be the voice for them. Please PLEASE change the CDC Ban!!

  15. September 9, 2021

    Alexa Perkiel

    Let the dogs be imported! Let Bunnysbuddies continue to do good and make a difference. Dogs are a mans best friend.

  16. September 9, 2021

    Catherine L Edwards

    Please allow organizations like Bunny’s Buddies to continue to rescue dogs overseas. Please support lifting the CDC ban. Groups like this are reputable and do not bring in diseased dogs.

  17. September 9, 2021

    Lauren Harrington

    Please allow these to dogs to come over and find a loving home!

  18. September 9, 2021


    Hi! I was going to send an email, but the template says September 17th. What should the new date be?

    1. September 9, 2021

      Amanda Jo


      1. September 9, 2021

        Halli DiLullo

        Thank you!!!!! I’ve emailed. And thank you for all the amazing work you do ♥️

  19. September 9, 2021

    Cynthia Cynthia

    Save the doggies!!!

  20. September 9, 2021

    Lauren Surgent

    Sent 🙂

  21. September 9, 2021

    Kelly Campbell

    I just emailed my representative, Congresswoman Lois Frankel! I hope she will also sign!

  22. September 9, 2021

    Alejandra Morales

    CDC Must lift the Ban on Imports of rescue Dogs and Cats from China. You are halted incredible work being done by many rescue groups.

  23. September 9, 2021

    Karin Kagan

    Please lift the ban. These innocent dogs are losing the opportunity to find new loving homes. Please stop the continued thought that that don’t deserve a loving home. Lift the ban!

  24. September 9, 2021

    Melissa H

    Please help save these pups!!

  25. September 9, 2021

    Diane Lichty

    Please allow these dogs to be rescued and find loving homes.

  26. September 9, 2021

    Marlene Ramirez


  27. September 9, 2021

    Amy Looft

    Please help these dogs find safe homes. They can’t fight. We have to bring them here!!! Please CDC this isn’t fair!!!

  28. September 9, 2021

    Sarah Monahan

    Stop the ban. Let these dogs come from China to loving homes.

  29. September 9, 2021

    Melissa Moore

    Please allow Bunnies Buddies to continue bringing these rescue dogs to the US to find their forever homes.

  30. September 9, 2021

    Melissa Moore


    Please allow Bunnies Buddies to continue bringing these rescue dogs to the US to find their forever homes.

  31. September 9, 2021

    Laurine Crist

    Save our beautiful and innocent dogs abs our dogs need our voice rights fight to SAVE!! Don’t murder our God’s created beautiful dogs! God bless

  32. September 9, 2021

    Kelsey Wilson

    Let these pups have a chance at a new life!

  33. September 9, 2021

    Skylar Artis


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