Urgent: Activists Pushing Anti-Breeder Bills in Congress – Call Your Lawmakers TODAY!
This week, animal rights activists are ramping up their efforts to urge Congress to pass laws that could undermine the proper care of dogs, and even create an environment for abuse and unnecessary euthanasia of animals. Your Member of Congress and U.S. Senators to hear from you TODAY!  Let them know you are a constituent […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/urgent-activists-pushing-anti-breeder-bills-congress-call-lawmakers-today/ | July 20, 2023
Federal: Increased Dog Import Requirements, Better Protection Against Rabies Part of CDC Proposal
As previously reported, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has proposed a new rule to address the public health risk of dog-maintained rabies virus variant (DMRVV) associated with the importation of dogs into the United States. CDC notes that the close relationship between dogs and people means that there is a […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/federal-increased-dog-import-requirements-better-protection-rabies-part-cdc-proposal/ | July 18, 2023
Increased Enforcement, Continued High Compliance Demonstrated in 2022 APHIS Impact Report
Yesterday, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) published its 2022 Impact Report.  The report provides an overview of APHIS’ activities and successes. APHIS oversees over 13,000 breeders, dealers, and exhibitors; research facilities, transporters, and dog importers who are subject to the federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA).  2022 […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/increased-enforcement-continued-high-compliance-demonstrated-2022-aphis-impact-report/ | July 13, 2023
Delaware Session Ends for Year: Barking Dog Bill Held, Pet Insurance Bill Advances
The first session of the Delaware General Assembly has closed for the year. House Bill 124 which seeks to regulate barking dogs remained in the House Appropriations Committee.  Additionally, the General Assembly approved House Bill 156 which establishes the comprehensive framework for the regulation of pet insurance transactions in Delaware. House Bill 124 would prohibit […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/delaware-session-ends-year-barking-dog-bill-held-pet-insurance-bill-advances/ | July 10, 2023
This Just In: CDC Extends Suspension of Dogs from Countries Classified as High-Risk for Rabies
On Monday, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will announce an extension of the temporary suspension of dog imports from countries classified as high risk for rabies.  The extension will not make changes to the current rules and will remain in effect through July 31, 2024. The CDC believes the suspension […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/just-cdc-extends-suspension-dogs-countries-classified-high-risk-rabies/ | July 7, 2023
Delaware Update: Governor Signs Cruelty Reporting Bill
Yesterday, Governor John Carney signed Senate Bill 71.  This bill would provide immunity to people who, in good faith, report suspected animal cruelty from any liability, civil or criminal, that might otherwise exist as a result of making the report. Additionally, the bill would also require law-enforcement agencies, the Department of Services for Children, Youth […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/delaware-update-governor-signs-cruelty-reporting-bill/ | June 28, 2023
CT Update: Bills Impacting Dog Owners Favorably Amended Before Becoming Law
Both the American Kennel Club (AKC) and the Connecticut Federation of Dog Clubs and Responsible Dog Owners (CFDRDO) are pleased that the Connecticut legislature has adjourned for 2023 without passing legislation that would negatively impact Connecticut dog owners, breeders, and exhibitors. We are grateful to the legislators who ensured bills of concern only advanced after […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ct-update-bills-impacting-dog-owners-favorably-amended-becoming-law/ | June 28, 2023
New York Legislature Adjourns with Victories for Dog Owners
The New York legislature has adjourned for 2023 without passing legislation that would negatively impact New York dog owners, breeders, and exhibitors. Bills do carry over to next year, but we are grateful to the legislators who ensured bills of concern did not advance in 2023.  AKC Government Relations met many times with New York […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/new-york-legislature-adjourns-victories-dog-owners/ | June 27, 2023
Oregon: Ask Governor to Oppose Pet Choice Restrictions
Summary: The end of the chaotic Oregon legislative session saw the passage of House Bill 2915. This proposed bill would end the sale of all dogs and cats at pet stores with a five-year exemption for existing pet stores, ending on January 1, 2028. After that date, all pet stores in Oregon will be banned […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/oregon-ask-governor-oppose-pet-choice-restrictions/ | June 27, 2023
California: Kern County Commission Advances Revised Mandatory Spay/Neuter Proposal
Last week, the Kern County Animal Services Commission reconsidered a proposed ordinance that seeks to further the licensing burden on dog owners in Kern County, and could lead to mandatory spay/neuter for one violation of animal control laws.  While some concerns remain, there were some amendments requested by AKC and local club members that were […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/california-kern-county-commission-advances-revised-mandatory-spay-neuter-proposal/ | June 27, 2023

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