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The American Kennel Club (AKC) recently issued an alert that the Barnstable, Massachusetts, Department of Animal was proposing changes to its dog regulations. The town has notified AKC that the town manager has extended the deadline to submit comments to December 8.

Barnstable residents are encouraged to review the proposal and contact the town manager at to share your specific concerns.

AKC Government Relations (GR) will continue to provide updates on this bill and other Massachusetts legislation as developments warrant.  For more information on this or other legislative issues in Massachusetts, contact AKC GR at 919-816-3720 or; or the Massachusetts Federation of Dog Clubs and Responsible Dog Owners at