NJ Alert: Shamong Township to Consider Bans on Future Breeders, Kennels
The Township Committee of Shamong, New Jersey, is expected to consider significant changes to its animal ordinances at its Tuesday, September 4, meeting.  As currently worded, the proposal contains many concerning and controversial provisions, including future prohibitions on kennels and breeders with 5 or more intact females.  The proposal also includes breeding and ownership restrictions, […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nj-alert-shamong-township-consider-bans-future-breeders-kennels/ | August 17, 2018
Illinois Governor Signs Positive Bill for Animals and Shelters
A new law has been signed in Illinois that will require state animal shelters and animal control facilities to report certain information regarding the animals entering and leaving the facilities. Public Act 100-0870, initiated by AKC’s Illinois federation, the Illinois Federation of Dog Clubs and Owners (IFDCO), is an important law that will, among other […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/illinois-governor-signs-positive-bill-animals-shelters/ | August 16, 2018
Manatee County, FL – “Pet Sales Ban” on Agenda for Tuesday, 8/14/18
A “pet sales ban” in Manatee County, Florida will be discussed at a workshop on Tuesday, August 14, 2018.  Manatee County residents and members of the public who want to learn more about the proposed ban are urged to attend. Manatee County staff indicated that a 2018 ordinance has not yet been drafted; therefore, the […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/manatee-county-fl-pet-sales-ban-agenda-tuesday-8-14-18/ | August 10, 2018
El Paso Public Hearing on Possible Grooming Regulations TONIGHT (8/8)
The El Paso Animal Shelter Advisory Committee is holding a public hearing tonight where, among other items, there will be discussion on possible pet grooming regulations for the city.  In March 2018, the city council approved the drafting of a new ordinance that could require licensing and other regulations for groomers.  AKC understands this meeting […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/el-paso-public-hearing-possible-grooming-regulations-tonight-8-8/ | August 8, 2018
USDA Animal Care Division Presents Initiative To Strengthen Relationships With Licensees’ Attending Veterinarians
Today the Animal Care Division of the United States Department of Agriculture's  Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)  presented a new initiative to enhance  the working relationship  between licensees such as pet breeders,  the veterinarians who attend to their animals' health care needs, and  USDA inspectors.  Under the new initiative, USDA inspectors will be reach  out directly to breeders' veterinarians of […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/usda-animal-care-division-presents-initiative-strengthen-relationships-licensees-attending-veterinarians/ | August 8, 2018
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Springfield, MO Residents Overturn Breed Ban
Good news out of Springfield, Missouri! City residents voted to overturn a ban that would prohibit any future ‘pit bull’ type dogs from entering the city. The City Council voted 5-4 last October to ban ‘pit bulls’ and the ordinance was scheduled to take effect in January. However, the issue was sent to the ballot […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/springfield-mo-residents-overturn-breed-ban/ | August 8, 2018
Montana to Consider Proposal to Ban Dog Field Trials on All State Lands at July 26 Meeting
The State of Montana is contemplating introducing legislation in its next session (2019) that would prohibit the use of state lands for dog field trials.  While the Montana State Legislature is not currently in session, the interim Environmental Quality Council (EQC) is meeting to discuss this potential legislation, called LCdog3, at its July 26 meeting […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/montana-consider-proposal-ban-dog-field-trials-state-lands-july-26-meeting/ | July 23, 2018
Massachusetts Legislation Would Provide Tax Credits for Adoption of Certain Dogs and Cats
Massachusetts House Bill 4647 seeks to provide tax credits for individuals who adopt certain dogs from a shelter.  The bill is scheduled to be considered by the General Court’s Joint Revenue Committee on Tuesday, July 17.  Massachusetts residents are encouraged to contact the members of the Joint Revenue Committee and express any concerns they may […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/massachusetts-legislation-provide-tax-credits-adoption-certain-dogs-cats/ | July 11, 2018
CA Update: Palm Springs Council Removes Breeder Ban From Tonight’s Agenda
The City of Palm Springs has removed an item from tonight’s City Council’s meeting agenda regarding a proposed ordinance that would have banned all dog and cat breeding within the city limits. The City Clerk’s office and the City Manager’s office have both just confirmed to AKC Government Relations that the item has been pulled […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ca-update-palm-springs-council-removes-breeder-ban-tonights-agenda/ | July 11, 2018
URGENT CA ALERT: Palm Springs Considering Potential Prohibition of Residential Dog Breeding TOMORROW (7/11)
The City of Palm Springs will formally introduce a proposal tomorrow (July 11) that will ban all “backyard breeding”, defined as any breeding for a business or commercial purpose on residential property. Those who reside or exhibit in Palm Springs are strongly encouraged to contact the city council TODAY and ask them to oppose the […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/urgent-ca-alert-palm-springs-considering-potential-prohibition-residential-dog-breeding-tomorrow-7-11/ | July 10, 2018

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