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Connecticut Task Force to Investigate Dog and Cat Sales - October 16th Meeting

(Friday, October 11, 2013)

The State of Connecticut has appointed a task force to investigate the sale of dogs and cats in Connecticut and they are holding a public hearing in Fairfield on Wednesday, October 16th. Upon completion of these public hearings, it is expected that the task force will draft legislation for consideration in 2014. It is vitally important that responsible dog owners and breeders participate in these meetings now to educate legislators so that they do not face detrimental legislation.

Task Force Meeting - Fairfield
Topic: "Ways to Improve the Puppy Industry and Ensure Healthy Animals in Connecticut"
Date: Wednesday, October 16th
Location: Fairfield Board of Education, 501 Kings Highway East, Fairfield, CT 06825
Time: Speaker Registration 6 PM,* Hearing 7 PM

  • Speakers wishing to address the task force must sign up prior to the hearing and will be given 3 minutes in which to speak.
  • Written testimony may be submitted at least one day prior to the hearing and may be emailed to CTPS@cga.ct.gov. Anyone wishing to provide written testimony on the day of the hearing must provide 15 copies.

Another meeting will be held in Hartford, CT on November 13th and AKC Government Relations will provide additional information as it becomes available.

If you have additional questions, please contact the AKC Government Relations department at doglaw@akc.org or 919-816-3720.

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