OK Update: Ask Tulsa City Council to Support Hobby Breeders/Exhibitors

OK Update: Ask Tulsa City Council to Support Hobby Breeders/Exhibitors


Thanks to the numerous phone calls and letters received in July, the Tulsa City Council tabled a proposal that would have prevented those with a hobbyist license from owning more than three dogs.

The AKC Government Relations Department has learned that the City Council may again discuss animal welfare laws and hobbyist permits at the Public Works Committee hearing scheduled for tomorrow, August 9, at 8:00 a.m.

Responsible dog owners and breeders in Tulsa are encouraged to contact the members of the City Council and consider attending tomorrow’s hearing to educate the Council about the value and importance of AKC dog shows and responsible dog breeding.


The meeting details are as follows:

Tulsa City Council Public Works Committee
Date: Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Time: 8:00 a.m.
175 E. 2nd Street
Room 411, One Technology Center
Tulsa, OK 74103


Talking Points:

AKC Issue Analysis: The Value of Responsible Dog Breeders
AKC Issue Analysis: Conformation Shows: More than Just a Pretty Face
AKC Issue Brief: Responsible Breeding Practices
City Council Contact Information:
Click here to find your district number.
Councilor Jack Henderson (District 1): dist1@tulsacouncil.org
Councilor Rick Westcott (District 2): dist2@tulsacouncil.org
Councilor Roscoe Turner (District 3): dist3@tulsacouncil.org
Councilor Maria Barnes (District 4): dist4@tulsacouncil.org
Councilor Chris Trail (District 5): dist5@tulsacouncil.org
Councilor Jim Mautino (District 6) – Sponsor of proposed limit law changes: dist6@tulsacouncil.org
Councilor John Eagleton (District 7) - dist7@tulsacouncil.org
Councilor Bill Christiansen (District 8) - dist8@tulsacouncil.org
Councilor G.T. Bynum (District 9) - dist9@tulsacouncil.org

The AKC Government Relations Department will provide further updates as they become available.   For questions or more information, contact us at (919) 816-3720 or doglaw@akc.org.