Texas: Urge Committee to Support Bill Requiring Shelters to Report Epizootic Disease
  Thursday, May 16, 2019 Amended Texas House Bill 3092 seeks to require animal shelters to provide notice to each person who adopts an animal from the shelter of any epizootic infectious disease that occurs among the animals in the shelter within a 15-day period before and after the date of transfer.   The bill has […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/texas-urge-committee-support-bill-requiring-shelters-report-epizootic-disease/ | May 16, 2019
Update: Proposed Changes to USDA Pet Breeder/Dealer Licensing Requirements: Now Due June 5
USDA APHIS Proposed Rules Comment Period Extended Until June 5 Tuesday, May 21, 2019 AKC Government Relations (AKC GR) has confirmed that the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) has extended the period during which the public may offer comments about proposed changes to Animal Welfare Act (AWA) […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/proposed-changes-usda-pet-breeder-dealer-licensing-requirements-one-week-left-comment/ | May 14, 2019
MA Alert: Ask Joint Committee to Support Service Dogs Bill on May 16
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 This Thursday, May 16, the Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs will consider SB 2158, an Act Relative to Protecting Service Dogs.  To ensure that individuals and businesses will be protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act, this bill makes the misrepresentation of a pet dog as a service dog […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ma-alert-ask-joint-committee-support-service-dogs-bill-may-16/ | May 14, 2019
Massachusetts Legislature to Consider Dog-Related Bills Next Week
Friday, May 10, 2019 On Tuesday, May 14, 2019, the Joint Judiciary Committee will consider six dog-related bills at its upcoming hearing from 1pm – 5pm.  The American Kennel Club (AKC) supports with amendment one of the proposals, is concerned with two others, and opposes three more.  The AKC encourages all concerned Massachusetts residents to […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/massachusetts-legislature-consider-dog-related-bills-next-week/ | May 10, 2019
Effective Immediately: Importation of Dogs from Egypt to the U.S. Suspended
Friday, May 10, 2019  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has temporarily suspended the importation of dogs from Egypt, effective May 10, 2019.  This suspension also applies to dogs originating in Egypt that are imported from or routed through third-party countries if the dogs lived in those countries for less than six […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/effective-immediately-importation-dogs-egypt-u-s-suspended/ | May 10, 2019
NH ACTION ALERT: House to Debate SB 77-Procedures for Animal Cruelty Cases, Contact Lawmakers Now!
Monday, May 6, 2019 New Hampshire residents are encouraged to contact their state representative and respectfully urge them to vote “YES” on SB 77 as AMENDED BY HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE. The bill is expected to be debated on Wednesday, May 8, or Thursday, May 9. To identify your representative and their contact information […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nh-action-alert-house-debate-sb-77-procedures-animal-cruelty-cases-contact-lawmakers-now/ | May 6, 2019
UPDATE: Massachusetts Attempts to Regulate Shelters & Rescue Organizations
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources has extended the period during which it will accept comments on proposed regulations for the operation of animal shelters and animal rescue organizations, and amendments to the Commonwealth’s regulations applying to pet stops.  The comment period is now open until 5PM, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-massachusetts-attempts-regulate-shelters-rescue-organizations/ | May 1, 2019

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