Massachusetts dog owners are strongly encouraged to respond by calling House Speaker Robert DeLeo and by contacting their member of the Massachusetts House and express any concerns they may have with the proposal.
New Jersey Senate Bill 63 has been placed on the agenda for a vote tomorrow, Thursday, June 30, in the New Jersey State Senate.
A significantly amended New Jersey Senate Bill 63 was approved late last week by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee. The bill could now be considered for a vote by the full Senate this Thursday, June 30.
Senate Bill 2370 would allow for the creation of regulations for the operation of certain commercial and private kennels, establish consumer protection laws to cover the purchase of puppies in Massachusetts, expand criteria for inspections, and place limits on the purchase of animals for pet shop resale.
A bill has been approved by the Delaware House Health and Human Development Committee that would ensure the state and local Delaware municipalities cannot declare a dog as dangerous based solely on “a dog’s breed or perceived breed.” The AKC supports House Bill 427, which protects the rights of dog owners while still allowing for dogs to be declared dangerous based on specific actions.
A number of bills have been introduced in North Carolina over the past year to allow certain municipalities to donate a working dog to its handler when the animal is retired from service. Yesterday, a bill was amended in the Senate that would clarify that these procedures for the donation of retired service dogs apply to the State of North Carolina and any local government in the state.
The AKC agrees that no person or animal should ever be left in a situation where their health or safety is in danger.
The Sarasota County Commission will discuss a proposed amendment to an ordinance adopted in April of 2016. The staff is recommending that the hobby breeder definition be eliminated and that the definition of “Commercial Establishment” be modified to more clearly exclude those who engage in occasional sales and responsible hobby breeding.
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