The Ulster County Legislature has decided to not proceed with a vote on an ordinance that would have regulated breeders and imposed kennel requirements that were not in the best interest of dogs. The AKC was pleased to assist the efforts of local clubs and hobbyists who worked tirelessly to educate the legislature on the many problems with the proposal and the importance of supporting responsible dog owners and breeders.
The Ulster County Legislature is considering a proposal that would regulate hobby breeders in the county and could vote as early as tomorrow (Tuesday, August 18). County residents are urged to contact the legislature immediately and urge them to not allow this proposal to pass as it is currently written.
Officials in Kansas City, Missouri, are seeking input from residents on what they think could improve the city’s animal control laws. The city has set up a website with a message board to comment on things that are working in the law, and constructive suggestions for changes. This is a great opportunity for those who reside or who actively participate in events in Kansas City to educate the city and provide input on the many provisions in current law,
Iredell County, NC, will be hosting an open meeting on August 25 to allow for public comment on the numerous proposed changes to the county’s animal control laws. AKC has concerns regarding some of the proposals.
The Ulster County Legislature is holding a public hearing on Wednesday, August 12 on a proposal that would regulate hobby breeders residing in the county. County residents are encouraged to consider attending the hearing and contact the county legislators to express concerns with the proposal as currently written.
The New Jersey Senate’s Economic Growth Committee will consider five proposals dealing with dogs on Monday, August 10. The American Kennel Club encourages all dog owners in New Jersey to review the proposals and contact the members of the committee with any concerns you may have.
The North Carolina Senate is expected to vote on a bill on July 29 that would allow law enforcement in Raleigh and cities and towns in Mecklenburg County the opportunity to adopt the animals they worked with, once those animals have retired from service.
Dog lovers all over the US have reason to celebrate news from the NAIA, which reported recently that the number of dogs entering US shelters has dropped significantly over the past few decades to new lows. Digging deeper into the matter, NAIA also learned that only about three percent of dogs in our country’s shelters are purebreds.
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