West Virginia: Mercer County Seeking Feedback on Mandatory Spay/Neuter Proposal
The Mercer County (WV) Commission is considering a proposal that would impose mandatory spay/neuter and breeder licensing requirements on county residents in order to address animal population concerns, particularly the “hundreds of dogs and cats that run at large and are a threat to public health”. A virtually identical measure was considered in 2011, however, […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/west-virginia-mercer-county-seeking-feedback-mandatory-spay-neuter-proposal/ | October 15, 2018
Nashville/Davidson Co., TN: Public Meeting 10/22 on Ordinance to Restrict Dog Breeding to Lots of 10 Acres and Larger
A Community Meeting is scheduled for October 22, 2018, in Nashville, TN to discuss an ordinance that could limit dog breeding to lots of 10 acres and larger, establish licensing and fees, and require compliance with requirements to be written by the Board of Health. Concerned citizens are urged to attend. This ordinance could potentially […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nashville-davidson-co-tn-public-meeting-10-22-ordinance-restrict-dog-breeding-lots-10-acres-larger/ | October 12, 2018
Indianapolis May Consider Mandatory Spay/Neuter- Contact the Council Now
AKC Government Relations has learned that the City of Indianapolis/Marion County, Indiana, is being encouraged by several groups, including the Indianapolis Animal Care Services, to consider drafting a mandatory spay/neuter ordinance in order to address shelter population concerns in the city. While no draft has been formally introduced, it is believed that the proposal may […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/indianapolis-may-consider-mandatory-spay-neuter-contact-council-now/ | October 12, 2018
Athens AL: Public Hearing Oct. 22 to Discuss Restrictions on Dog Enclosures, Pet Care Protocols, and Tethering
A public hearing is scheduled for October 22, 2018 at the Athens, AL City Hall to discuss proposed changes to the city animal ordinance.  Animal owners in Athens are urged to attend, ask questions, express concerns, and offer suggestions.  Click here to view an outline of the proposed changes. Among other provisions, the proposals seek […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/athens-al-public-hearing-oct-22-discuss-restrictions-dog-enclosures-pet-care-protocols-tethering/ | October 12, 2018
NJ ALERT: Bill to Create State Oversight of Dog Groomers Scheduled for Hearing Monday, October 15
New Jersey Assembly Bill 3044, which seeks to create state oversight of dog groomers, is scheduled to be considered by the Assembly Regulated Professions Committee on Monday, October 15.  The American Kennel Club (AKC) is concerned with two aspects of A.3044, which include the vagueness of the current wording believed to exempt handlers of show […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nj-alert-bill-create-state-oversight-dog-groomers-scheduled-hearing-monday-october-15/ | October 12, 2018
UPDATE: New Haven likely to delay vote on animal ordinance at 10/15/18 meeting
The Government Relations and concerned dog owners and breeders submitted letters to the New Haven, CT Board of Alders regarding proposed changes to the animal ordinance, which resulted in the Board passing over the resolution at their Sept 17th and October 1st meetings.  AKC GR has learned today that the proposal is still under review […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-new-haven-likely-delay-vote-animal-ordinance-10-15-18-meeting/ | October 12, 2018
Douglas County, CO, Seeking Feedback on New Dog Laws
Douglas County, Colorado is inviting all residents of the unincorporated areas of the county to attend a public workshop on Thursday, October 18, to learn more and discuss proposed changes to the county’s animal laws, which include new regulations regarding nuisance/barking dogs and dogs considered “potentially dangerous”. The details of the public workshop are as […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/douglas-county-co-seeking-feedback-new-dog-laws/ | October 12, 2018
Aurora, CO Meeting October 16: An Opportunity to Discuss Proposed Ownership Limits, Other Law Changes Before They are Passed
The City of Aurora is hosting a public information meeting on Tuesday, October 16 regarding several proposed changes to the city’s animal laws.  The stated purpose of the changes is to “Create a superior quality of life for residents” and make the city “a desirable place to live and work.” These changes include limiting a […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/aurora-co-meeting-october-16-opportunity-discuss-proposed-ownership-limits-law-changes-passed/ | October 10, 2018
Albany County (NY) Considering Two Bills Impacting Dog Owners Tomorrow (10/9)
AKC Government Relations has just learned that on Tuesday, October 9, the Albany County Legislature is expected to consider two proposals that would have a direct impact on dog owners who reside or participate in events in the county. If you live in Albany County or participate in dog events, you are encouraged to contact […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/albany-county-ny-considering-two-bills-impacting-dog-owners-tomorrow-10-9/ | October 8, 2018
Pennsylvania Set to Consider Limits on Consumer Choice
The Pennsylvania Senate is expected to vote very soon on Senate Bill 1154, which will prohibit retail pet stores (defined as any “for profit establishment open to the public that sells or offers for sale domestic animals to be kept as pets”) from selling any dogs or cats.  Instead, they would only be allowed to […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/pennsylvania-set-consider-limits-consumer-choice/ | October 4, 2018

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