Gadsden, AL: Ask Council to Repeal Mandatory/Spay Neuter Law
Despite strong objections by residents and the current lack of subsidized spay/neuter services, an overreaching mandatory spay/neuter law enacted by the Gadsden City Council in July 2023 remains on the books. This law continues to criminalize many responsible dog owners in the community. An alternate proposed law that would replace the spay/neuter law is expected […] | September 14, 2023
OR Update: Push for “Animal Cruelty” Ballot Measure – Do Not Sign
AKC continues to track radical animal rights activists in their push to force a ballot initiative on Oregon voters for next November’s general election. Summary: To recap, IP 3, or “The Abuse, Neglect, and Assault Exemption Modification and Improvement Act” would have a devasting impact on everyday life for Oregonians, including: Ban all hunting and […] | September 8, 2023
California Update on Bills Impacting Dog Owners
The California Legislature is considering two bills impacting dog owners as the session nears its end. To see the complete list visit, the AKC legislative tracker in the AKC Legislative Action Center at  AKC Government Relations (AKC GR) will continue to provide updates and alerts on these and other bills that could impact you. […] | September 7, 2023
Comment Today on Rabies Importation Rules Proposed By CDC, Support Option 2
As noted in a July alert, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has proposed new rules to address the public health risks of dog-maintained rabies virus variant (DMRVV) associated with the importation of dogs from overseas. The CDC’s public comment period closes Friday, September 8, 2023.  The American Kennel Club (AKC) supports […] | September 6, 2023

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