Two More New Jersey Communities To Consider Retail Pet Stores Sourcing Restrictions
On Wednesday, February 28, the New Jersey communities of Red Bank and Kenilworth are both expected to consider substantively similar ordinances that will restrict pet stores to selling only dogs sourced from shelters and rescues.  The similarity of these proposals reflect a radical agenda aimed at limiting the purposeful breeding of dogs through restricting consumer […] | February 23, 2018
Ask Colorado House To Support Bill Prohibiting HOA Discrimination Against Dogs
The Colorado House Local Government Committee has approved a bill that would stop homeowners’ associations from discriminating against dog owners. House Bill 1126 as amended by the committee states that HOAs may not prohibit residents from keeping dogs based solely on the dog’s breed, weight, or size classification. A provision that would have still allowed […] | February 23, 2018
New York Senate To Consider Harmful Changes To Consumer Protection Laws
The New York Senate Consumer Protection Committee has given initial approval to a bill that would make significant changes to the state’s consumer protection laws.These changes include doubling the time frame in which a dog may be declared “unfit for purchase” due to an illness or symptoms of a contagious disease, and provisions that may […] | February 23, 2018
Rhode Island: Troublesome Dog Bills Up For Hearing On Wednesday, February 28
At its meeting on Wednesday, February 28, the Rhode Island House Health, Education, and Welfare Committee is scheduled to consider two bills of major concern to the American Kennel Club (AKC).  Part of a multi-state effort by animal rights groups to aimed at ending the purposeful breeding of dogs, House Bill 7477 would mandate that […] | February 22, 2018
AKC Supports House Bill 2822 Making It A Civil Infraction To Misrepresent A Service Dog
Today, the Senate Committee on Law and Justice will conduct a hearing on House Bill 2822, which more closely aligns Washington’s definition of a service dog with the American With Disabilities Act’s definition.  This bill will also make it a civil infraction with a possible fine of $500 to misrepresent a companion animal as a […] | February 22, 2018
Tennessee: Dog Breeder/Seller Bills In Committee Tomorrow, 2/21/18. Contact Committee Asap
AKC Government Relations learned this afternoon that two bills that would require licensure and regulation of dog breeders are on the agenda for the Tennessee House Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee tomorrow, February 21, 2018, at 10:30 a.m.  Dog and cat breeders are encouraged to immediately contact committee members to express their concerns.  Send emails […] | February 20, 2018
Tennessee: Bill Would Criminalize Use Of Tethers To Secure Dogs In Emergencies, Hearing Tuesday 2/20
Dear Legislative Liaisons, Club Officers, and Dog Owners, Please forward this message to your fellow dog owners in Tennessee: House Bill 1909 would make it an animal cruelty violation to restrain a dog with a chain, cord, tether, cable, or similar device while a natural or manmade disaster is imminent or occurring. This would include a […] | February 19, 2018
Ask Michigan Committee To Support Ban On Breed-Specific Laws On Tuesday
The Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee will be considering a bill on Tuesday, February 20, that seeks to protect the rights of responsible dog owners in the state by prohibiting municipalities from enacting breed-specific policies. Municipalities would still be permitted to enact other policies and regulations on dog owners, so long as these laws do not […] | February 16, 2018
APHIS Launches Webpage for Frequently Requested Records
APHIS Launches Webpage for Frequently Requested Records. Please click here to view. | February 16, 2018
Nebraska: Urge Committee To Oppose LB 893 – Limits On Pet Choice Hearing 2/20
On Tuesday, the Agriculture Committee of the Nebraska Legislature will consider Legislative Bill 893, which will prohibit pet retailers from selling pet animals (defined as dogs or cats under 15 months of age) unless the animals were obtained from an animal control facility, animal shelter, or animal rescue. The Nebraska Legislature is unique as it […] | February 16, 2018

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