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UPDATE: August 2 Suffolk County Hearing CANCELLED

UPDATE: August 2 Suffolk County Hearing CANCELLED

The American Kennel Club Government Relations Department has learned that the August 2 hearing on IR-1545 has been cancelled.  The sponsor, Legislator Cooper, has agreed to withdraw the bill after legal concerns were raised.  We understand that he is in the process of drafting new legislation to create a ratings system for Suffolk County pet stores, but no further information is currently available.

The AKC thanks the numerous club members and responsible dog owners who took the time to contact the Suffolk County Legislature and express their opposition to IR-1545. 

AKC will continue to closely monitor this new legislation.  For more information, contact the AKC Government Relations Department at (919) 816-3720 or

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