In August, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) issued a public request for comment on potential changes to the Animal Welfare Act’s (AWA) licensing requirements.
The Guilford County (NC) Commission is holding a public hearing this afternoon, Thursday, September 21, at 5PM, on a proposal that would require cat and dog owners to spay/neuter their dogs by the age of 6 months or pay a $200 fee for an intact animal permit.
Illinois House Resolution 602, sponsored by Representative Sara Wojcicki Jimenez, endorses the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen Program and supports its efforts to promote responsible dog ownership.
The Guilford County (NC) Commission is holding a public hearing on Thursday, September 21, on a proposal that would require cat and dog owners to spay/neuter their dogs by the age of 6 months or pay a $200 fee for an intact animal permit. The proposal offer a few exceptions, however AKC believes that the decision of when and whether to spay or neuter a dog is one that should be made by a dog’s owner in conjunction with their veterinarian, not as the result of arbitrary laws.
AB 485 will be sent to Governor Jerry Brown for his signature or veto upon the Assembly’s agreement to include the Senate’s amendments in the proposal. It is important that all concerned California residents contact Gov. Brown and urge him to veto AB 485.
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Animal Industry, announced the temporary suspension of the state’s intrastate (within the state) movement requirements for the transportation of animals from areas expected to be impacted by Hurricane Irma.
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