Illinois Update: HB 2810 Still Pending ‘ Urge Governor to Veto
Due to a number of changes on the Governor's staff, House Bill 2810 is still sitting idle. This bill would increase the instances where an animal is seized on suspicion of cruelty and may result in more Illinois dog owners losing their pets even if they are ultimately found not guilty. | August 25, 2017
California Pet Store Bill on Senate Calendar for Monday, August 28
AKC Government Relations just learned that California Assembly Bill 485 is scheduled for consideration and possible vote by the California Senate on Monday, August 28. Because this may be the last chance to express opposition to the bill, it is imperative that concerned Californians contact their state senators and express opposition to the proposal now. | August 25, 2017
USDA-APHIS Seeks Public Input on Potential Changes to AWA Licensing Requirements
APHIS proposes to implement changes to 'better promote sustained compliance with the AWA, reduce licensing fees and burdens, and strengthen existing safeguards that prevent individuals and businesses who are unfit to hold a license from obtaining a licensing or working with regulated animals.' | August 24, 2017
USDA Updates Public Search Tool
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has announced the rollout of the updated public search tool that provides access to Animal Welfare Act compliance records. | August 21, 2017

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