Manteca, CA, to Consider Limiting Pet Ownership to Three Dogs and Three Cats TOMORROW (12/18)
December 17, 2018 The City of Manteca, California, is considering a new ordinance that will prohibit residents from owning more than three dogs or three cats over 4 months of age.  To legally own more than three dogs, a resident would need a city kennel license. The city council will consider this proposed ordinance at […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/manteca-ca-consider-limiting-pet-ownership-three-dogs-three-cats-tomorrow-12-18/ | December 17, 2018
Conference Committee’s Final Draft of Farm Bill Includes AKC Priorities
December 11, 2018 On Monday evening, U.S.  House and Senate conferees released a final compromise version of the federal Farm Bill (HR 2) which includes important priorities regarding animal importation and domestic violence. The measure could go to the House of Representatives for a vote as soon as Wednesday, and to the Senate by the […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/conference-committees-final-draft-farm-bill-includes-akc-priorities/ | December 11, 2018
Ask Michigan House to Support Ban on Breed-Specific Laws
The Michigan House is expected to consider a bill as soon as Wednesday, December 12, that protects 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 target […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ask-michigan-house-support-ban-breed-specific-laws/ | December 11, 2018
NY Success: Albany County Amends Dogs in Cars Bill to Address Concerns, Protect Dogs
December 7, 2018 The Albany County Legislature has adopted an amended version of a proposal designed to protect dogs left unattended in vehicles when their health and safety could be at risk. The AKC Government Relations Department would like to thank everyone who called, emailed, and attended the hearing in Albany County, NY. Because of […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ny-success-albany-county-amends-dogs-cars-bill-address-concerns-protect-dogs/ | December 7, 2018
UPDATE: AKC Request for Amendments to Animal Ordinance Being Sent to New Haven Board of Alders & Mayor
AKC Government Relations and a board member of the Connecticut Federation of Dog Clubs and Responsible Dog Owners, met with the Mayor of New Haven, CT and her staff yesterday to discuss in detail the concerns of dog owners and breeders with the animal ordinance enacted by the city’s Board of Alders on November 8th. […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-akc-request-amendments-animal-ordinance-sent-new-haven-board-alders-mayor/ | December 6, 2018
Ask Michigan House Committee to Support Ban on Breed-Specific Laws on Wednesday (12/5)
The Michigan House Local Government Committee will be considering a bill on Wednesday, December 5, 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 […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ask-michigan-house-committee-support-ban-breed-specific-laws-wednesday-12-5/ | December 4, 2018
Encourage Tulsa, OK, to Value and Support Dog Owners, Breeders, and Exhibitors
The Mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma, recently presented a comprehensive Animal Welfare Reform plan to the City Council. This eight-step plan includes a complete overhaul of the City’s Animal Ordinance. While we do not yet know what this draft will include, other localities in the area have recently passed or are considering restrictive new laws, including […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/encourage-tulsa-ok-value-support-dog-owners-breeders-exhibitors/ | November 28, 2018
Mobile Co., AL Informational Alert: Public Hearing 11/26/18 on At-Large Dog Ordinance
A public hearing is scheduled for November 26, 2018, at which the Mobile County Commission will consider enacting under county law an existing Alabama state statute regarding at-large dogs. According to Mobile County social media posts: “The Mobile County Commission will hold a public hearing to consider the adoption of a state statute prohibiting dogs […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/mobile-co-al-informational-alert-public-hearing-11-26-18-large-dog-ordinance/ | November 26, 2018
Oklahoma: City of Norman Public Hearing on Intact Dog Licensing, Tethering on Monday (11/26)
The Norman Animal Welfare Center is holding a public hearing on Monday, November 26, to obtain community input on several proposed changes to the city’s Animal Welfare Ordinances. The proposed amendments include, but are not limited to: Mandatory sterilization of all dogs 4 months of age or older, unless an intact animal permit is purchased. […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/oklahoma-city-norman-public-hearing-intact-dog-licensing-tethering-monday-11-26/ | November 20, 2018
UPDATE: New Haven Board of Alders Sends Breeder/Litter Permit Proposal to Mayor
Despite letters of concern from AKC Government Relations, dog owners and breeders, and a state-licensed veterinarian to the New Haven, CT Board of Alders regarding proposed changes to their animal ordinance, the Board enacted a re-drafted animal ordinance proposal last night.  AKC GR has learned that the proposal will now go to the city’s Mayor […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-new-haven-board-alders-sends-breeder-litter-permit-proposal-mayor/ | November 9, 2018

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