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Attend the Illinois Breeder Task Force Meeting on June 22

(Friday, June 19, 2009)

The first meeting of the Illinois Joint Task Force on Breeders and Pet Stores will be held on Monday, June 22, at 9:00 a.m. The AKC encourages responsible dog owners, fanciers, and breeders to attend or submit written comments and help educate the Task Force on responsible breeding and dog ownership.

This Task Force was created in response to concerns with legislation introduced this year that severely regulated and limited responsible breeding in Illinois. It is charged with investigating and making recommendations regarding pet stores and the breeding industry by January 2010.

How You Can Help

  • Attend the Joint Task Force meeting.

    The details of the meeting are as follows:

    Date: Monday, June 22, 2009
    Time: 9:00 a.m. (Doors open at 8:30 a.m.)
    Location: Illinois State Fairgrounds
    Artisan’s Building
    Springfield, IL

    If you attend the meeting, please remember to be respectful and polite. This is an opportunity for education, not protests.

  • Submit written comments to the task force. The Illinois Department of Agriculture has created an online web form to submit comments directly to the Task Force. Please keep your comments respectful and remember this is an opportunity to educate Task Force members and attendees on the value of responsible breeding!