The New Jersey Assembly could consider a bill as soon as Thursday, June 22, that allows for the seizure and permanent forfeiture of animals taken pursuant to an allegation –but without a conviction—of animal cruelty.
Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced changes to the application process to import a dog inadequately immunized against rabies. Effective August 18, 2017, an importer must apply online for a Permit to Import a Dog Inadequately Immunized Against Rabies at least 10 days before arriving into the United States with the dog.
The Oklahoma City Council is holding a public hearing TOMORROW (Tuesday, June 20) on a proposal that would require the mandatory sterilization and other actions for dogs deemed to be “menacing” or “dangerous”.
The Burke County Board of Commissioners has scheduled a public hearing for Tuesday, June 20, on several amendments to the county’s kennel laws.
Additional attempts to overturn the conditional veto of S.3041 are likely to be made at upcoming voting sessions of the New Jersey State Senate. Those voting sessions are scheduled to take place on Monday, June 19; Thursday, June 22; Monday, June 26; and Thursday, June 29. It is important that all New Jersey residents again contact their state senator and respectfully urge them to vote against any proposal to override the Governor’s conditional veto of S.3041.
Assembly Bill 485—which seeks to prohibit pet retailers from selling pets (including dogs, cats and rabbits) unless the animals were obtained from a public animal control agency or shelter, a shelter maintained by a society for the prevention of cruelty to animals, a humane society shelter, or a nonprofit rescue or adoption organization—is scheduled for consideration by the State Senate Committee on Business, Professions, and Economic Development on Monday, June 26. It is imperative that all California residents contact the members of the Committee and their state senator and express opposition to AB 485.
AKC Government Relations has just learned that the City Council of Providence, Rhode Island, recently passed a mandatory spay/neuter ordinance and animal ownership limits. The proposal would require all dogs six months of age or older to be spayed or neutered unless a person acquires a dog breeding permit.
The American Kennel Club (AKC) emphatically supports freedom of choice in selecting a pet. AKC actively promotes efforts to ensure that people are educated, understand the demands of responsible ownership and have access to a pet that is right for them.
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