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Kentucky House Bill 375, introduced by Representative Webb, has been referred to the House Committee on Local Government but has not yet been set for a hearing.  It seeks to protect the rights of breeders and owners by limiting what local governments can prohibit or regulate in regards to dogs.  It is vital that breeders and owners contact their representative to express their support of this measure. 

The American Kennel Club strongly endorses the right to own, keep and breed dogs in a responsible and humane manner. The AKC opposes unreasonable limitations on pet ownership and we support fair, enforceable laws that protect the welfare and health of purebred dogs and do not restrict the rights of breeders and owners who take their responsibilities seriously.  HB 375 will protect responsible pet owners and breeders. 

If adopted, the proposal would ban local governments from:

  • Prohibiting or regulating the ownership, breeding, transportation, or training of dogs used for hunting and/or field trials
     
  • Prohibiting or limiting dogs in public parks
     
  • Prohibiting or regulating service dogs in public parks or other locations
     
  • Requiring the spaying or neutering of any animal
     
  • Requiring a higher fee for licensure or ownership of an intact dog
     
  • Providing for a lower fee or tax for licensure or ownership of a dog that is spayed or neutered. 

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

To contact your representative and express your support of this bill call 1-800-372-7181 and request to send a green slip to your member asking that HB 375 receive hearing in the Local Government Committee.

To find your Representative, click here: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/whoswho/whoswho.htm.

 

For more information, contact AKC’s Canine Legislation Department at (919) 816-3720 or e-mail doglaw@akc.org.

Kentucky House Bill 375, introduced by Representative Webb, has been referred to the House…

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