Tennessee: Bill Would Criminalize Use Of Tethers To Secure Dogs In Emergencies, Hearing Tuesday 2/20
Dear Legislative Liaisons, Club Officers, and Dog Owners, Please forward this message to your fellow dog owners in Tennessee: House Bill 1909 would make it an animal cruelty violation to restrain a dog with a chain, cord, tether, cable, or similar device while a natural or manmade disaster is imminent or occurring. This would include a […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/tennessee-bill-would-criminalize-tethers-secure-dogs-emergencies-hearing-feb-20/ | February 19, 2018
Ask Michigan Committee To Support Ban On Breed-Specific Laws On Tuesday
The Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee will be considering a bill on Tuesday, February 20, that seeks to protect the rights of responsible dog owners in the state by prohibiting municipalities from enacting breed-specific policies. Municipalities would still be permitted to enact other policies and regulations on dog owners, so long as these laws do not […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ask-michigan-committee-to-support-ban-breed-specific-laws-tuesday/ | February 16, 2018
APHIS Launches Webpage for Frequently Requested Records
APHIS Launches Webpage for Frequently Requested Records. Please click here to view.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/aphis-launches-webpage-for-frequently-requested-records/ | February 16, 2018
Nebraska: Urge Committee To Oppose LB 893 – Limits On Pet Choice Hearing 2/20
On Tuesday, the Agriculture Committee of the Nebraska Legislature will consider Legislative Bill 893, which will prohibit pet retailers from selling pet animals (defined as dogs or cats under 15 months of age) unless the animals were obtained from an animal control facility, animal shelter, or animal rescue. The Nebraska Legislature is unique as it […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nebraska-urge-committee-oppose-lb-893-limits-on-pet-choice-hearing-feb-20/ | February 16, 2018
USDA: What You Need to Know When Importing Dogs Into The United States
The USDA has a page with information you need to know when importing dogs into the United States. Please click here to view.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/usda-new-page-information-need-to-know-importing-dogs-united-states/ | February 14, 2018
New Hampshire Update: Senate Bill 569 Hearing To Reconvene On Tuesday, February 13
Due to constituent demand, the New Hampshire Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will reconvene on Tuesday, February 13, at 9:15AM, in Room 103 of the State House in Concord, to consider further constituent testimony on Senate Bill 569. The AKC is deeply concerned with several provisions of SB 569.  Click here to read AKC’s January 30 […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/new-hampshire-update-senate-bill-569-hearing-reconvene-tuesday-february-13/ | February 14, 2018
RI Bill Would Restrict Keeping Dogs Outdoors, Remove Exemptions For Hunting And Sled Dogs
Rhode Island Senate Bill 2055 seeks to amend the state’s Care of Dogs statute (1) by removing the provision that currently allows dogs to be kept outside during certain temperature conditions if they have access to an outdoor housing facility and (2) by eliminating tethering exemptions for hunting and sled dogs.  AKC opposes S2055 as […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ri-bill-restrict-keeping-dogs-outdoors-remove-exemptions-hunting-sled-dogs/ | February 12, 2018
Virginia Senate to Vote on Bill Limiting Humane Tethering of Dogs
The Virginia Senate is expected to vote very soon on a bill that would prohibit the humane tethering of dogs unless the temperature is above 32 degrees or below 85 degrees. The AKC strongly believes that no dog should ever be kept in a situation where its health or safety is at risk.  However, Senate […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/virginia-senate-vote-bill-limiting-humane-tethering-dogs/ | February 6, 2018
New York Committee To Consider Harmful Changes To Consumer Protection Law Tomorrow (2/6)
The New York Senate Consumer Protection Committee is scheduled to consider a bill tomorrow (Tuesday, February 6) that would make significant changes to the state’s laws concerning the sale of animals. Those who reside and sell dogs in New York are encouraged to contact the committee prior to the hearing tomorrow at 10:00 am and express […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/new-york-committee-consider-harmful-changes-consumer-protection-law-feb-6-2018/ | February 5, 2018
AKC Supports Rhode Island Bill to Allow for Domestic Protection Orders for Pets
Rhode Island House Bill 7167, which will be heard by the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, February 7, seeks to allow domestic protection orders issued in the state to also order for the safety and welfare of all household animals and pets.  The American Kennel Club (AKC) supports H7167’s amendments to the state’s domestic violence statutes […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/akc-supports-rhode-island-billp-allow-domestic-protection-orders-pets/ | February 5, 2018

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