NJ To Hold Public Meetings On Animal Welfare

The New Jersey Animal Welfare Task Force will hold three public meetings in July. AKC encourages...

The New Jersey Animal Welfare Task Force will hold three public meetings in July. AKC encourages dog fanciers to attend and share their thoughts about the animal welfare issues that the Task Force is examining.

Following are the meeting dates, times and locations:

July 9, 2003
Mercer County College, Faculty Dining Room in Student Center
4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

July 16, 2003
Cumberland County College, Room 23, Academic Building
4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

July 30, 2003
Union County College, Cranford Campus, Main Lecture Hall, N3, Nomahegan Building
4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

New Jersey Governor James McGreevey created the Animal Welfare Task Force by Executive Order on July 25, 2002. One dog fancier sits on the 30-member panel. The Governor directed the Task Force to address certain issues that affect animals throughout the state and make recommendations for reform. The Task Force is examining the current laws governing animal abuse and neglect, the manner in which the anti-cruelty laws are enforced throughout the state, and the status of the population control and sheltering systems in the state. It will issue its recommendations to the Governor, the Attorney General, and the Commissioner of the Department of Health and Senior Services.

These public hearings are a good opportunity for responsible dog owners to make their voices known. Please plan to attend!

For more information on Canine Legislation, contact doglaw@akc.org.