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February 5, 2019

Last December, the American Kennel Club (AKC) submitted a letter to the New Haven, Connecticut, Board of Alders requesting amendments to their recently-amended animal ordinance, requesting that breeder and litter permits impacting all breeders and owners be stricken, instead proposing that owners of dangerous dogs secure a city permit to maintain ownership in compliance with ordinance rules and enforcement inspections.  In January, the Board of Alders assigned AKC’s request and suggested amendments to its Legislative Committee.  Click here for our previous New Haven alert and detailed explanation of AKC’s concerns.

This morning, AKC Government Relations (AKC GR) has learned that the public hearing to review the AKC mark-up, which was tentatively scheduled on Tuesday, February 12, is delayed until at least March.   

Connecticut dog owners and breeders who contacted the New Haven Board of Alders and the Mayor are encouraged to stay in close contact with AKC GR for confirmation of the Legislative Committee’s schedule. It will be imperative that Connecticut constituents attend to support adoption of these changes.

For more information, contact Stacey Ober, AKC GR’s legislative analyst/community outreach coordinator for New England, at (919) 816-3348 or