Government Relations

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.

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