OK Breeder Alert: Troublesome Regulations Proposed for State Licensees
The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry is proposing new rules regarding the seizure and impoundment of animals kept by commercial pet breeders and animal shelters in cases where the animals’ health, safety, or welfare is endangered or believed to be in imminent danger.  The American Kennel Club (AKC) is concerned that the proposal […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ok-breeder-alert-troublesome-regulations-proposed-state-licensees/ | December 7, 2022
Nashville/Davidson Co., TN: Second Vote on Revised Proposed Animal Ordinance is Tuesday, 12/6/22
A revised animal ordinance is scheduled for a second vote at the Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County, TN, Council Meeting on December 6, 2022. View the proposed ordinance. The current proposed ordinance, BL2022-1571, is less problematic than a previous version that was withdrawn in June. However, the current proposal still contains certain overreaching provisions, which […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nashville-davidson-co-tn-second-vote-revised-proposed-animal-ordinance-tuesday-12-6-22/ | December 2, 2022
LA UPDATE: St. Landry Parish Council to Vote on Bad Animal Ordinance Wed. 11/16—Take Action TODAY!
An extremely problematic proposed animal ordinance that would trample the due process rights of animal owners, require licensing and inspection of every person who sells or transfers a dog or cat, and that contains numerous additional overreaching provisions will be voted on by the St. Landry Parish Council on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at 6:00pm. […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/la-update-st-landry-parish-council-vote-bad-animal-ordinance-wed-11-16-take-action-today/ | November 14, 2022
Kansas: Wichita Animal Services Advisory Board to Discuss Mandatory Spay/Neuter on 11/16
The Wichita Animal Services Advisory Board will meet this week on Wednesday, November 16 at 4:00pm to discuss a potential mandatory spay and neuter ordinance. The board will need to develop an ordinance and approve it before it will receive further consideration. Once the board approves an ordinance it may require approval from the Wichita […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/kansas-wichita-animal-services-advisory-board-discuss-mandatory-spay-neuter-11-16/ | November 14, 2022
St. Landry Parish, LA: Overreaching Animal Ordinance Could be Voted on Next Week, 11/16/22
A problematic and overreaching proposed animal ordinance could be voted on by the St. Landry Parish Council at its next meeting on November 16, 2022. The proposal includes vague definitions, dangerous dog provisions that are contrary to state law, overreaching and incentivized confiscation provisions, permit requirements for any person who sells or transfers a cat […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/st-landry-parish-la-overreaching-animal-ordinance-voted-next-week-11-16-22/ | November 11, 2022
Texas: San Marcos Considers Mandatory Spay/Neuter and Pet Store Ban
Last week, the San Marcos City Council gave initial unanimous support of an ordinance that will mandate spay/neuter for all dogs following a first offense of the city’s at large dog ordinance. Additionally, this ordinance will prohibit the sale of dogs at pet stores sourced from dog breeders. There will be one more reading of […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/texas-san-marcos-considers-mandatory-spay-neuter-pet-store-ban/ | November 10, 2022
TX Regs Info: TDRL Proposes Updates to Inspection Rules
To comply with legislation enacted in 2021, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) has proposed new general rules about the inspections it conducts, including for dog breeders licensed by the State of Texas. Texas dog breeders should be licensed by the state if they (1) possess 11 or more adult intact female dogs […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/tx-regs-info-tdrl-proposes-updates-inspection-rules/ | November 4, 2022
U.S. Congress: Join AKC in Urging Appropriators and Leadership to Oppose Mandates that Limit Breeder Education and Undermine Animal Welfare
The American Kennel Club (AKC) is deeply concerned with anti-breeder language that’s currently part of important federal appropriations legislation. Please join us in contacting your representatives in the U.S. House and Senate, especially if you are represented by a member of House or Senate leadership and/or the Appropriations Committees, to respectfully urge opposition to provisions […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/u-s-congress-join-akc-urging-appropriators-leadership-oppose-mandates-limit-breeder-education-undermine-animal-welfare/ | November 1, 2022
TN Info: Johnson City “Animal Rights” Seminar Scheduled Nov. 1
Please share this information with responsible animal owners in Washington County and Johnson City, Tennessee. The “Johnson City Press” reports that an animal rights lobbying seminar is scheduled for November 1, 2022, 6:30-8:00pm, at the Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert Street, Johnson City, Tennessee. Per the article, this event is hosted by the Washington County/Johnson […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/tn-info-johnson-city-animal-rights-seminar-scheduled-nov-1/ | October 31, 2022
Delaware Update: Governor Signs Bill Allowing for Compensatory Damages
On Friday, October 14, 2022, Governor John Carney signed Senate Substitute 1 to Senate Bill 258 (known as Izzy the Cat’s Act).  It provides for the awarding of compensatory damages for injury or death of a companion animal as a result of a tortious act. As signed by the Governor, when these acts are committed, […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/delaware-update-governor-signs-bill-allowing-compensatory-damages/ | October 17, 2022

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