UPDATE: LA City Council Final Vote on Mandatory Spay/Neuter Friday February 8th!
On Friday February 8th, the Los Angeles City Council is expected to take a final vote on a proposed mandatory spay/neuter ordinance. Last week, the City Council voted 10-1 in favor of the ordinance, with only Councilmember Bill Rosendahl standing up for responsible owners and breeders. At the previous meeting, concerned dog owners were outnumbered […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-la-city-council-final-vote-on-mandatory-spay-neuter-friday-febr/ | February 5, 2008
URGENT: Palm Beach to Vote on Spay/Neuter and Hobby Breeder Ordinance Tuesday – Attendees Needed!
Palm Beach County Adopts Mandatory Spay/Neuter and Hobby Breeder Restrictions [February 6, 2008] Yesterday afternoon the Palm Beach County Commission voted 5-1 to restrict the rights of responsible dog owners and breeders. Commissioner Kanjian was the only member who voted to support the responsible dog owners and breeders of Palm Beach County. AKC thanks all […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/urgent-palm-beach-to-vote-on-spay-neuter-and-hobby-breeder-ordinance-t/ | February 1, 2008
Update: Arizona MSN Bill’s Committee Assignments
Arizona House Bill 2516 has been assigned to three legislative committees: the House Committee on Counties, Municipalities, and Military Affairs; the House Committee on Government; and the House Committee on Rules. The bill, which seeks to prohibit persons from owning or keeping a dog or cat that is more than six months old if the […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-arizona-msn-bills-committee-assignments/ | January 30, 2008
Mandatory Spay/Neuter Reintroduced in New Jersey
Senator Van Drew has introduced Senate Bill 971, a bill which threatens the rights of responsible dog owners in New Jersey. This bill is a reintroduction of 2006's AB 3542. Fanciers, concerned dog owners, and responsible breeders should immediately contact their representatives in the New Jersey State Legislature, and the members of the Senate Economic […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/mandatory-spay-neuter-reintroduced-in-new-jersey/ | January 29, 2008
VA Update: MSN Bill Tabled in Committee!
Today, Subcommittee #1 of the Virginia House Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resources Committee considered and tabled HB 1570, which would have mandated the spaying or neutering of certain companion animals. This effectively kills this legislation for the 2008 legislative session. The American Kennel Club and its Virginia federation, the Virginia Federation of Dog Clubs and […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/va-update-msn-bill-tabled-in-committee/ | January 29, 2008
Breeders Bill to be Heard by Virginia House Committee Wednesday
Virginia House Bill 538 will be heard by the full House Agriculture Committee on Wednesday, January 30, 2008, at 8:30AM in House Room C of the General Assembly Building. The bill, which is sponsored by Delegate Orrock, a member of the committee, seeks to: Define commercial breeders as persons who maintain 20 or more […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/breeders-bill-to-be-heard-by-virginia-house-committee-wednesday/ | January 28, 2008
VA MSN Bill to be Heard in Subcommittee Tuesday Morning
Virginia House Bill 1570, which sees to mandate the spaying or neutering of companion animals, will be heard by Subcommittee #1 of the House Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resources, at 7:30AM, Tuesday, January 29th, 2008, on the 4th Floor West Conference Room in the General Assembly Building in Richmond. The American Kennel Club, […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/va-msn-bill-to-be-heard-in-subcommittee-tuesday-morning/ | January 28, 2008
Update: VA MSN Bill Assigned to Committee
Virginia House Bill 1570, which seeks to mandate the spaying or neutering of companion animals, has been assigned to the House Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resources. Though the bill is currently not scheduled for consideration, it remains imperative that breeders and concerned dog owners in Virginia contact their Delegate and ask them to […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-va-msn-bill-assigned-to-committee/ | January 23, 2008
Arizona Alert: Mandatory Spay/Neuter Bill Introduced
House Bill 2516, which seeks to prohibit persons from owning or keeping a dog or cat that is more than six months old if the animal has not been spayed or neutered, unless the person has acquired an intact permit for the animal, has been introduced. If adopted, this unreasonable and unenforceable bill will have […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/arizona-alert-mandatory-spay-neuter-bill-introduced/ | January 22, 2008
Reintroduced New Jersey Bill Bad News For Breeders
Assemblyman Neil Cohen and Assemblywoman Joan Voss have introduced Assembly Bill 1591, a bill which threatens the rights of responsible breeders in New Jersey. This bill is a reintroduction of 2006’s AB 3401. Fanciers, concerned dog owners, and responsible breeders should immediately contact their representatives in the New Jersey State Legislature, and the members of […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/reintroduced-new-jersey-bill-bad-news-for-breeders/ | January 18, 2008