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Update: Porter County (IN) Agrees to Rewrite Hobbyist Ordinance

(Monday, July 02, 2012)

Thanks to the efforts of numerous responsible dog owners, the Porter County Commission has agreed to not move forward with a 40-page proposal that would have imposed harsh requirements on hobbyists, including requiring anyone who breeds a litter or owns 5 intact “domestic pets” in a single year to comply with the standards and requirements established by the USDA for commercial breeding regulations, including periodic inspections.

Instead, the commission and other public officials will re-examine these issues and develop a new proposal. The AKC, local clubs, and the AKC’s state federation for Indiana continue to closely monitor this issue and work with Porter County officials to develop an effective, reasonable law that addresses their concerns without punishing responsible hobbyists and dog owners.

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

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