The Pinellas County Board of Commissioners is scheduled vote on problematic changes to the county animal ordinance at its February 21, 2017 meeting.
South Dakota House Bill 1159 seeks to impose additional requirements on and to establish additional inspections for commercial pet breeding operations in the state.
APHIS has posted additional information regarding the online disclosure of information of those who are licensed under the Animal Welfare Act. Read the APHIS statement for more information.
The Pennsylvania Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee is scheduled to consider a bill on Wednesday (February 8) that would make several changes to the commonwealth’s consumer protection laws. The AKC believes that many of the changes in the bill as introduced are positive and would protect the rights of the seller and provide appropriate recourse for purchasers if there is a significant health issue with their new puppy.
North Dakota Senate Bill 2297, which seeks to require the licensing and oversight of certain dog breeders, is scheduled for consideration by the Senate Agriculture Committee on Thursday, February 9. The American Kennel Club has serious reservations concerning SB 2297.
USDA-APHIS, which oversees enforcement of the federal Animal Welfare Act, has updated its policies on what information it provides to the general public.
A proposed ordinance that contains provisions of concern to dog owners has passed first reading in Neptune Beach, Florida.
The Maryland House Environment and Transportation Committee is scheduled to consider a bill on Tuesday, February 7, that will significantly expand who must obtain a local kennel license.
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