Your Voice is Needed Now – Model Opposition Letter Attached
Please send a letter to the New York Assembly Agriculture Committee   To defeat A. 11242, the New York Assembly bill that will ban ear cropping and tail docking, we need the help of all fanciers. We strongly urge you to contact the members of the Assembly Agriculture Committee immediately and voice your opposition to […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/your-voice-is-needed-now-model-opposition-letter-attached/ | May 16, 2006
LA Passes Mandatory Spay/Neuter – Other Areas Expected to Follow
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 to approve an ordinance yesterday that requires all dogs, except those that are law enforcement dogs, service dogs or that qualify as "competition" dogs to be spayed or neutered. The ordinance will go into effect June 3rd. For more details please read our previous alert on […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/la-passes-mandatory-spay-neuter-other-areas-expected-to-follow/ | May 4, 2006
UPDATE! Berkeley Considers Breed-Specific Mandatory Spay/Neuter Proposal
The Berkeley Citizens Humane Commission will meet again on Wednesday, May 17th to discuss a proposal to require mandatory spay/neuter of all “pit bulls.” It is vital that responsible dog owners and concerned breeders attend this meeting. Fanciers are also encouraged to contact their representative on the Berkeley City Council to oppose this measure. The […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-berkeley-considers-breed-specific-mandatory-spay-neuter-proposa/ | May 4, 2006
CALL TO ACTION: Help Needed in Los Angeles
The Los Angeles County Supervisors will take a final vote on the proposed mandatory spay/neuter ordinance at their meeting this Tuesday, May 2nd. Dog owners wishing to breed or simply maintain an intact dog will have to pay a $60 per dog fee and meet a host of restrictive criteria. It is urgent that fanciers […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/call-to-action-help-needed-in-los-angeles/ | April 28, 2006
California Bill Would Outlaw Field Trials
Assembly Bill 2110 was recently amended and the new language will affect certain AKC sanctioned events. The bill will prohibit "live field coursing," which is now defined as "a competition in which dogs are, by the use of rabbits, hares, or foxes, assessed as to skill in hunting live rabbits, hares, or foxes." AB 2110 […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/california-bill-would-outlaw-field-trials/ | April 26, 2006
Urgent Help Needed in Albuquerque
City Councilor Sally Mayer is again proposing sweeping changes that would drastically limit fanciers' ability to breed and own dogs, while doing little to address the city's problems with irresponsible ownership. The proposal is currently set for a vote at the May 1st city council meeting. Fanciers are encouraged to attend the meeting, which will […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/urgent-help-needed-in-albuquerque-1/ | April 26, 2006
Louisville Task Force Reconsiders BSL, Punitive Restrictions
Help is needed again in Louisville! In the wake a of public outcry about a proposed breed-specific dangerous dog ordinance, the Louisville Metro Council formed a task force to study issues relating to dangerous dogs and changes to the animal control ordinance. Unfortunately, the latest draft from the task force includes breed-specific language, possible fee […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/louisville-task-force-reconsiders-bsl-punitive-restrictions/ | April 21, 2006
LA County Releases Details of Mandatory Spay/Neuter Proposal
Click here for an update to this Alert The Los Angeles County Animal Board of Supervisors will meet April 18th to discuss their proposal to require all dogs to be spayed or neutered unless their owner purchases a $60 intact animal license (currently $30) and meets the stringent criteria established by the county. The measure […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/la-county-releases-details-of-mandatory-spay-neuter-proposal/ | April 5, 2006
Success in Delaware!
The Wilmington Kennel Club and local dog owners report that the proposed breed-specific ordinance in New Castle County was defeated 11-2 yesterday. The council is now working to establish a task force to come up with effective measures to address the county's problems with loose dogs and irresponsible owners. AKC looks forward to working with […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/success-in-delaware/ | March 15, 2006
Long Beach Lifts Breeding Ban
The City of Long Beach voted this week to repeal its long-standing ban on breeding in favor of a more moderate breeder permit program. The change comes as a result of nearly two years of collaborate work by local fanciers, kennel clubs, and city officials. The American Kennel Club opposes unreasonable breeding restrictions, and we […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/long-beach-lifts-breeding-ban/ | March 10, 2006

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