Colorado: La Plata County Hearing on December 13 to Discuss Rewrite of Animal Code
The La Plata County Commission has scheduled a public hearing for Tuesday, December 13, on a rewrite of the county’s animal control code.  While the stated primary purpose is to address complaints regarding barking dogs, the proposal also encompasses cruelty, dangerous dogs, and many other issues. La Plata County residents are encouraged to contact the […] | December 9, 2016
NJ Bill Impacting Responsible Practices for Dog Shows and Travelling to be Considered Mon., 12/12
New Jersey Senate Bill 1013 will be considered by the Senate Economic Growth Committee on Monday, December 12, 2016. As originally introduced, this measure contained numerous prohibitions on the crating, confinement, transportation and keeping of dogs that would have arbitrarily and unnecessarily banned standard, humane temporary care practices utilized at dog shows and events.    AKC […] | December 8, 2016
Michigan Update: Commission Bill Not Heard in Committee Today
The Michigan House Appropriations Committee did not consider Senate Bill 339 during its hearing this morning.  The bill remains in committee, and its counterpart House Bill 4898 remains pending in the Senate.  The AKC and the Michigan Association for Pure-Bred Dogs will continue to closely monitor and provide any updates. Read AKC’s previous alert for more […] | December 7, 2016
Michigan: Hearing Likely Tomorrow on Bill that Could Regulate All Breeders
A bill is expected to be considered as soon as tomorrow in the Michigan House Appropriations Committee that could result in licensing, inspections, and even requirements on how every person who breeds a dog in Michigan should care for their dogs.  AKC thanks those who have taken the time to contact their State Representative, and asks […] | December 6, 2016
MI Bills Continue to Fast Track – Call the House TODAY
Last evening, the Michigan Senate approved last-minute amendments that would create a new Animal Welfare Commission to regulate all breeders in the state.  The bills are now in the House Appropriations Committee and could be considered any day.  Although Michigan already has extensive laws regulating kennels, this new commission would create further regulations. These would […] | December 2, 2016
Michigan: Proposed New Commission to Regulate Animal Welfare Rushed Through- Call the Senate!
This morning, the Michigan Senate Agriculture Committee passed two bills that would establish a new Animal Welfare Commission in the state to create new rules, licensing, inspections, and other requirements for anyone who breeds dogs in Michigan.    This commission will be given broad powers to regulate animal welfare in the state, and yet those directly […] | December 1, 2016
UPDATE: Miami-Dade BSL Hearing Postponed
The Miami-Dade County Commission has temporarily withdrawn the measure that would repeal the county's current ban on specific breeds and types of dogs.  It is believed that a new measure will be introduced that will repeal the ban and also amend the county's cruelty laws.  AKC Government Relations will continue to closely monitor this proposal and […] | November 15, 2016
Miami-Dade County (FL): Reminder–Rescheduled Vote to Repeal Pit Bull Ban Is Tomorrow (11/15)
A rescheduled first reading on an ordinance to end the Miami-Dade County “pit bull” ban is scheduled to be held tomorrow, November 15, 2016.  Click here to read AKC’s previous legislative alert with meeting details.  For more information, please contact AKC Government Relations at 919-816-3720 or A rescheduled first reading on an ordinance to […] | November 14, 2016
NJ Senate to Vote on MONDAY on Bill Infringing on Ownership Rights
On Monday, November 14, the New Jersey Senate is scheduled to vote on a bill that would impact those who are charged with cruelty violations and whose animals are seized.  AKC urges New Jersey residents to call their State Senator and express concerns with Senate Bill 2454.  Visit the AKC Legislative Action Center and type […] | November 11, 2016
New Jersey Action Needed! Bills Restricting Pet Choice & Hobby Breeders to be Considered MONDAY
Bills in New Jersey that would significantly restrict the ability of pet owners to obtain a puppy of their choice and restrict and some hobby breeders, have been reassigned to a new committee and are scheduled for a hearing on Monday, November 14.  AKC urges those who breed or sell dogs in New Jersey, or […] | November 10, 2016

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