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AZ Victory: Pima County Tables Litter Permits, Reporting Proposal

(Tuesday, March 27, 2012)

A proposal that would have imposed numerous new requirements on those who breed a litter in an unincorporated area of Pima County has been tabled, thanks to the efforts of responsible fanciers, breeders, and rescue advocates who took the time to contact the Pima Animal Care Center Advisory Committee.

Among other provisions, the proposal would have required breeders to obtain a $200 litter permit for each litter bred and keep records on all ownership transfers for 10 years. Discussions on mandatory spay/neuter provisions were quickly dismissed at a hearing on March 22.

AKC Government Relations (AKC GR) thanks the many responsible dog owners in Pima County who took the time to attend the March 22 hearing and also contact the Pima Animal Care Center Director and County Board of Supervisors. AKC GR was pleased to support them by alerting them of the hearing, supplying talking points, and writing a letter of opposition.

Please consider taking the time to send an e-mail to Kim Janes, Director of the Pima Animal Care Center, and thank him for tabling this proposal and supporting responsible dog owners in Pima County.  The e-mail is kim.janes@pima.gov.

For questions or more information, contact AKC Government Relations at (919) 816-3720 or doglaw@akc.org.