Government Relations

Legislation has been introduced in both the Puerto Rico House and Senate that would put a 5-year ban on all breeding and mandate the sterilization of every dog in Puerto Rico. The legislation states that this will address the significant problem of unwanted and abandoned dogs in Puerto Rico. AKC opposes this legislation, as it will do nothing to help this problem, will punish responsible breeders and dog owners, and could harm dogs that are sterilized at too young of an age.

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