South Carolina: Two-Year Legislative Session Ends with Wins for Dogs and Dog Owners
The 2021-2022 South Carolina legislative session and special sessions concluded with victories for dogs and dog owners. The American Kennel Club Government Relations team (AKC GR) thanks club members, sportsmen, dog owners, allied organizations, and every individual who contacted their state lawmakers about legislation that affects dogs.  Highlights from the two-year legislative session:  House Bill […] | July 20, 2022
Kansas: Wichita Animal Advisory Board to Consider Limiting Pet Choice Tomorrow (7/20)
The Wichita Animal Services Advisory Board will consider endorsing an ordinance that will prohibit pet stores from sourcing dogs from licensed breeders at a meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, July 20. This ordinance will limit pet choice and consumer protections for Wichita area families seeking a dog that fits their needs and lifestyle. Retail pet sales bans […] | July 19, 2022
Rockingham County, VA: Planning Commission Considering New Kennel Regulations
At a recent County Planning Commission meeting, the Rockingham County, VA (Harrisonburg, VA) Commission tabled a proposed Dog Kennel Ordinance that could impact local hobby kennels, and it is likely that a proposal will be considered at a future meeting.  There has been no indication when the proposal may be reconsidered but the next meeting […] | July 18, 2022
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. […] | 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 […] | 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 […] | 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 […] | 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. […] | July 5, 2022
Florida 2022 Legislative Session Review: Numerous Victories for Dogs
As Florida’s governor signs or vetoes remaining 2022 bills, the American Kennel Club Government Relations team (AKC GR) thanks AKC club members, the hardworking members of the Florida Association of Kennel Clubs (FAKC), dog owners, sportsmen, allied organizations, and every individual who contacted their lawmakers about state legislation that affects our dogs. Here are some […] | June 27, 2022
California Update: Senate Committee to Consider Two Dog-Related Bills Next Week
Next week, the California Senate Judiciary Committee will be considering both the “Dog and Cat Welfare” and dog trainer disclosure bills.  The American Kennel Club (AKC) is currently neutral on these bills, both of which contain some of AKC’s proposed amendments. Those who wish may contact the committee to express your opinion on these bills […] | June 22, 2022

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