North Carolina: Caswell County Considering Commercial, High-Volume Kennel Regulations on Monday (3/4)
February 28, 2019 The Caswell County (North Carolina) Board of Commissioners is considering a proposal on Monday, March 4, that would license and regulate those deemed commercial breeders or “high-volume private kennels”. Those who reside in Caswell County are encouraged to contact the committee prior to the hearing, or consider attending the hearing on March […] | February 28, 2019
Oregon Alert: Support Amendment to Protect Field Trials and Hunt Tests
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 The Oregon Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on Senate Bill 723 on Thursday, February 28, at 8:30 a.m. As introduced, SB 723 will prohibit events or contests involving birds and other wildlife, which would have affected field trials and hunt testing involving dogs. The hearing on Thursday […] | February 27, 2019
NH Action Alert: Bills Impacting Breeders Scheduled for Floor Votes– Contact Lawmakers Now!
Monday, February 25, 2019 Every New Hampshire resident is encouraged to call or email your member of the NH House of Representatives and State Senate today.  First, ask your Representative to vote “NO” on HB 688 this Wednesday, February 27.  Second, contact your Senator and request a “NO” vote on SB 161 and SB 77 […] | February 25, 2019
Ask New Mexico Committee to Support Allowing First Responders to Perform Emergency Veterinary Treatments
February 22, 2019 A bill has been brought forward by New Mexico kennel clubs that would allow first responders to perform certain emergency veterinary procedures (such as CPR, bandaging wounds, and opening airways) when it is immediately necessary. House Bill 598 is pending in the House State Government, Elections, & Indian Affairs Committee.  Those who […] | February 22, 2019
Maryland Alert: House Bill 501 Could Impact Field Trials, Outdoor Dog Events
February 22, 2019 The Maryland House Environment and Transportation Committee is scheduled to consider a bill on Wednesday, February 27, that would amend the state’s tethering laws and ban dogs from being left tethered outdoors unattended for more than 30 minutes when the temperature is below 32 or above 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Those who reside […] | February 22, 2019
Illinois: Support Bill to Penalize Service Dog Fraud
February 22, 2019 Illinois House Bill 1645, which is scheduled for consideration by the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, February 26 would make it a petty offense to knowingly make a false claim that a pet is a service animal in an attempt to gain admission to a public place or obtain a reasonable housing […] | February 22, 2019
RI: Bills Negatively Impacting Breeders, Owners Sent to Committee; Hearing Feb. 27 – TAKE ACTION NOW!
Tuesday, February 19, 2019  Several problematic Rhode Island bills will have a public hearing before the House Committee on Health, Education and Welfare on Wednesday, February 27th. HB 5265 would establish an Animal Rights Advisory Council made up of predominantly animal rights groups to issue annual recommendations to the legislature. AKC supports maintaining the legal […] | February 19, 2019
AKC Urges Ohio Department of Agriculture to Cease New, Overly-Broad Interpretation of “Pet Store” Definition
February 14, 2019 The American Kennel Club (AKC) has recently been contacted by numerous hobby breeders in Ohio who have been told they should obtain a license as a pet store because they sell dogs in face-to-face transactions. The AKC has grave concerns about this recent, expansive interpretation of licensing laws and believes they are […] | February 14, 2019
Virginia: Positive Amendments Improve Animal Care Bill, Some Concerns Remain
February 14, 2019 A Virginia bill that had many provisions of concern to responsible dog owners has been amended by the House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee. As amended, Senate Bill 1025 no longer would allow localities to pass laws regarding animal care that are stricter than Virginia law.  This provision was problematic because […] | February 14, 2019
Minnesota Bill Would Provide Funding for Training PTSD Service Dogs for Firefighters
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 The American Kennel Club (AKC) is pleased to support Minnesota Senate Bill 1109.  The bill seeks to provide $150,000 in funding for the training of service dogs to assist some of the state’s firefighters with posttraumatic stress disorder.  All Minnesota residents are encouraged to join in support of the bill. AKC’s […] | February 12, 2019

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