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On Tuesday, September 26, the Los Angeles Board of Animal Services Commissioners discussed a proposal to suspend the issuance of new breeding permits. This would impact all who breed in the city, as well as all owners of intact dogs even if they are not currently breeding (view AKC’s previous alert for additional information).

No action was taken in this meeting and discussions are ongoing.  A related Los Angeles Neighborhoods and Community Enrichment Committee meeting originally scheduled for Wednesday, September 27, was cancelled. No makeup date has been announced yet.

AKC Government Relations (AKC GR) thanks all who took the time to comment on this proposal.  If you were not able to comment yet, you can still do so by contacting councilmembers from the Neighborhoods and Community Enrichment Committee and let them know that suspending the rights of responsible, law-abiding breeders and owners of intact dogs will not help shelter overcrowding. 

AKC GR will provide updates as warranted on next steps in the coming weeks. For questions or more information on California legislation, contact AKC GR at