Warren County, TN: Spay/Neuter Law for Dogs and Cats Proposed
The American Kennel Club Government Relations Department learned today that the Warren County animal shelter director recommended that the county should revisit spay/neuter laws. Per a news report, this was discussed last week at a meeting of the Warren County Health & Welfare Committee. The Warren County Board of Commissioners meets tonight, July 18, 2022. […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/warren-county-tn-spay-neuter-law-dogs-cats-proposed/ | July 18, 2022
Oregon: Petitions Circulating for “Animal Cruelty” Ballot Measure – Do Not Sign!
Animal Rights activists will soon be once again circulating petitions in Oregon to put an extreme measure on the 2024 ballot that, in their own words “is the first ballot initiative in history that would criminalize the killing and breeding of animals.” Oregonians are urged to not sign this petition for Initiative Petition 3, even […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/oregon-petitions-circulating-animal-cruelty-ballot-measure-not-sign/ | July 14, 2022
URGENT: MA Senate Hurriedly Passed Bill to Take Away Personal Kennel Protections – Contact Lawmakers Today!
Yesterday, the Massachusetts Senate suspended its rules and hastily approved Senate Bill 2994 (formerly Senate Bill 1322), an anti-breeder “puppies and kittens” bill that was amended late last week by the Senate Ways and Means Committee.  S. 2994 is a significant departure from its predecessor, as it would significantly alter the state’s current protections for […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/urgent-ma-senate-hurriedly-passed-bill-take-away-personal-kennel-protections-contact-lawmakers-today/ | July 12, 2022
IL Info: Amended Animal Welfare Act Regulations Scheduled For Adoption
As reported in July 2021, the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) is considering amendments to the regulations that carry out the state’s Animal Welfare Act. The proposed amendments, which may be viewed here, add: (1) sanitation and safety requirements; (2) requirements for primary pens to be safely constructed, be large enough for the animals, and […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/il-info-amended-animal-welfare-act-regulations-scheduled-adoption/ | July 8, 2022
Delaware Update: Bill Allowing for Compensatory Damages Passes General Assembly
Recently, a substitute version of Senate Bill 258 (known as Izzy the Cat’s Act) passed both chambers of the General Assembly.  It provides for the awarding of compensatory damages for injury or death of a companion animal as a result of a tortious act.  The legislation now goes to the Governor John Carney for signature. […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/delaware-update-bill-allowing-compensatory-damages-passes-general-assembly/ | July 5, 2022

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