Today, in response to its request for public feedback on a number of issues related to potential updates to Animal Welfare Act licensing requirements, the American Kennel Club (AKC) formally submitted its comments to the United States Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/akc-submits-feedback-to-usda-aphis-on-potential-animal-welfare-act-licensing-changes/ | October 30, 2017
Las Vegas, Nevada to Consider Reversing Pet Sales Restrictions
The Las Vegas, Nevada City Council is expected to consider reversing its pet sales restriction at its Wednesday, November 1st meeting. Area residents are strongly encouraged to contact the Las Vegas City Council to support Bill 2017-40, which would repeal the law prohibiting pet shops from selling or disposing of dogs, cats or potbellied pigs […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/las-vegas-nevada-to-consider-reversing-pet-sales-restrictions/ | October 26, 2017
Last week, the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Animal Care division announced an extension of the comment period for public input on possible updates to Animal Welfare Act licensing requirements.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/usda-aphis-extends-comment-period/ | October 24, 2017
Support Illinois Resolution Endorsing AKC’s Canine Good Citizen Program
The State Government Administration Committee is scheduled to consider a bill on Wednesday, October 25, that would endorse the AKC's Canine Good Citizen Program. Illinois residents are strongly encouraged to contact members of the State Government Administration Committee prior to the hearing on Wednesday, October 25. Let them know that you support the AKC and […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/support-illinois-resolution-endorsing-akcs-canine-good-citizen-program/ | October 20, 2017
Ask Ohio Committee on 10/24 to Support Allowing Dogs in Outdoor Dining Areas
The Ohio House of Representatives Economic Development, Commerce, and Labor Committee is scheduled to consider a bill on Tuesday, October 24th, that would allow dogs in outdoor eating establishments, with permission from the business owner.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ask-ohio-committee-on-10-24-to-support-allowing-dogs-in-outdoor-dining-areas/ | October 20, 2017
Clark County, Nevada, to Consider Pet Sales Restrictions
The Clark County, Nevada Board of Commissioners is expected to consider changes to its animal control ordinances at its Tuesday, October 17th meeting. The proposal seeks to restrict sales of dogs and cats at pet stores to those obtained from an animal shelter or rescues organization. Area residents are strongly encouraged to contact Clark County […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/clark-county-nevada-to-consider-pet-sales-restrictions/ | October 16, 2017
Massachusetts: More Dog Bills Scheduled for Hearings Next Week
Earlier this week, AKC Government Relations (AKC GR) provided an action alert on two Massachusetts bills of major concern, House Bill 1080 and Senate Bill 1155, in preparation for their committee hearing next week. Since then, additional bills have been scheduled for consideration next week.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/massachusetts-more-dog-bills-scheduled-for-hearings-next-week/ | October 12, 2017
Ask Governor Cuomo to Support Bill Allowing Pets on Public Transportation During Emergencies
New York residents are encouraged to ask Governor Cuomo to support Senate Bill 2589, which would allow owners to take their companion animals on public transportation if a state of emergency is declared.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ask-governor-cuomo-to-support-bill-allowing-pets-on-public-transportation-during-emergencies/ | October 12, 2017
Troublesome Massachusetts Bills Scheduled for Upcoming Hearings ‘ ACTION NEEDED!
Massachusetts residents, take action now! AKC Government Relations has learned that House Bill 1080 and Senate Bill 1155, which seek to be impose regulatory oversight over personal and commercial kennels, mandate annual inspections of all kennels, and create consumer protections laws is scheduled for consideration by the Joint Municipalities and Regional Government Committee on Tuesday, […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/troublesome-massachusetts-bills-scheduled-for-upcoming-hearings-action-needed/ | October 9, 2017
Guilford County to Vote on Mandatory Spay/Neuter on Thursday- Call Now!
The Guilford County (NC) Commission is holding a second hearing on Thursday, October 5, on a proposal that would require the sterilization of all dogs over 6 months old in the county unless you pay a $200 permit for every intact dog you own, with very few vague exemptions that will not protect responsible dog […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/guilford-county-to-vote-on-mandatory-spay-neuter-on-thursday-call-now/ | October 3, 2017

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