UPDATE! Action Needed in San Antonio
The San Antonio City Council will meet August 31st at 9am to consider the 5-Year Strategic Plan, which currently includes a proposed spay/neuter ordinance, breeder permits and a bill of rights for animals. It is imperative that concerned dog owners and fanciers attend this meeting and email council members and staff to educate them about […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-action-needed-in-san-antonio/ | August 10, 2006
New Jersey Breeder Bill on Hold
New Jersey Assemblyman Neil Cohen has announced that he will not move the controversial A. 3401 in its current form. However, he is committed to sponsoring a breeder regulation bill when the legislature returns for general session. Asm. Cohen has asked that concerned fanciers contact him via email at asmcohen@njleg.org with comments and suggestions about […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/new-jersey-breeder-bill-on-hold/ | August 9, 2006
New Jersey Breeders Bill Withdrawn
Assemblyman Neil Cohen has withdrawn the controversial A. 3401 bill from the New Jersey State Assembly. The proposed bill defined a “breeder” as any person who sells or offers for sale more than five dogs per year and required breeders to comply with a host of restrictive regulations for the care and maintenance of dogs. […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/new-jersey-breeders-bill-withdrawn/ | August 7, 2006
Senate Passes Federal ‘PETS’ Act
On August 3, 2006 the U.S. Senate, by unanimous consent, amended H.R. 3858, the House-passed version of the “Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act of 2006” (PETS), to replace the weaker House language with the stronger language of the Senate’s PETS Act, S. 2548, which was endorsed and supported by the AKC.  The amended bill […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/senate-passes-federal-pets-act/ | August 7, 2006
Chairman Menaker Contacts New Jersey Assembly Members Regarding A3401
AKC Chairman Ron Menaker, a New Jersey resident, has taken the lead in writing a letter to his Assembly members to oppose New Jersey Assembly Bill 3401 which would essentially outlaw responsible breeding in the state. To read Chairman Menaker's letter, please click here. AKC is asking fanciers to assist in defeating this anti-breeding legislation. […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/chairman-menaker-contacts-new-jersey-assembly-members-regarding-a3401/ | August 2, 2006
New Jersey Bill Bad News for Breeders
Assemblyman Neil Cohen has introduced Assembly Bill 3401, a bill which threatens the rights of responsible breeders in the state of New Jersey. Fanciers, concerned dog owners and responsible breeders should immediately contact their representatives in the New Jersey State Legislature and oppose this bill. The bill defines a "breeder" as any person who sells […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/new-jersey-bill-bad-news-for-breeders/ | August 2, 2006
Riverside County, CA Announces Public Meetings Regarding Mandatory Spay/Neuter and Mandatory Microch
The Riverside County Department of Animal Services has announced the dates and times of four public meetings to discuss a proposed mandatory spay/neuter ordinance and an ordinance to require microchipping of all dogs and cats. It is vital that fanciers, breeders and concerned dog owners attend these meetings and educate the community about the benefits […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/riverside-county-ca-announces-public-meetings-regarding-mandatory-spay/ | July 18, 2006
NY Crop/Dock Bill Dead for 2006
The New York State Legislature is now in recess, although they can be called back into special session at the behest of the Speaker of the Assembly or Governor Pataki. The recess signals the effective end to the proposed ear cropping/tail docking ban bill, A. 11242. Dog owners in New York and across the country […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ny-crop-dock-bill-dead-for-2006/ | June 28, 2006
Riverside County Releases Details of Mandatory Spay/Neuter and Mandatory Microchip Ordinances
The Riverside County Board of Supervisors has released the specifics of their mandatory spay/neuter ordinance and mandatory microchip proposal. The measure will require all dogs and cats to be spayed or neutered unless the owner qualifies for and purchases an intact animal license. A first violation of the mandatory spay/neuter ordinance can result in a […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/riverside-county-releases-details-of-mandatory-spay-neuter-and-mandato/ | June 28, 2006
San Antonio Considers Mandatory Spay/Neuter and Breeder Permits
The San Antonio City Council is considering a 5-Year Strategic Plan that includes mandatory spay/neuter and breeder permits, as well as creation of a bill of rights for animals. The plan was generated by the San Antonio Animal Care Services Advisory Board and will be presented to the city council at the June 29th meeting. […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/san-antonio-considers-mandatory-spay-neuter-and-breeder-permits/ | June 20, 2006

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