AKC Informational Update: Position Statement on Debarking
At the August Board meeting, the AKC Board of Directors approved an official canine legislation policy position statement on debarking. Debarking is a viable veterinary procedure that may allow a dog owner to keep a dog that barks excessively in its loving home rather than to be forced to surrender it to a shelter. Debarking […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/akc-informational-update-position-statement-on-debarking/ | August 27, 2010
Ohio Legislative Update: Alternative Breeder Bill Introduced, SB 95 Still Pending
Ohio Representative Cheryl Grossman has introduced House Bill 570, which is intended to be an alternative for Senate Bill 95.  Both bills seek to regulate dog breeding in Ohio. The American Kennel Club opposes numerous provisions in House Bill 570, including (but not limited to): Definition of commercial breeder – A commercial breeder is anyone […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ohio-legislative-update-alternative-breeder-bill-introduced-sb-95-stil/ | August 24, 2010
URGENT: CA SB 250 Revived- Action Needed Now!
California Senate Bill 250, which seeks to mandate the sterilization of a dog on a second animal control offense, has moved from the inactive file back to the Assembly floor and could be voted on any day. Amendments have been adopted, but they only modify the appeals process and do not alter our fundamental opposition […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/urgent-ca-sb-250-revived-action-needed-now/ | August 19, 2010
Memphis to Consider Mandatory Spay/Neuter, New Dangerous Dog Definitions & Fee Increases on August
The Memphis City Council Services & Neighborhood Committee will consider four ordinances amending the city’s animal control laws on Tuesday, August 10th. The proposal will require mandatory spay/neuter of all dogs over 29 pounds, define any dog that has "bitten once and been at-large twice" as a dangerous dog, increase fees for owners of intact […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/memphis-to-consider-mandatory-spay-neuter-new-dangerous-dog-definition/ | August 6, 2010
El Paso City Council to Consider Numerous Licensing & Breeder Restrictions on August 10th
The El Paso City Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday August 10th to discuss possible changes to the animal control code including differential license fees, breeder licensing and inspections, and a ban on sales of cats and dogs in pet stores. It is vital that responsible dog owners, breeders and fanciers oppose this legislation. […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/el-paso-city-council-to-consider-numerous-licensing-breeder-restrictio/ | August 5, 2010

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