AKC Informational Update: Position Statement on Debarking
At the August Board meeting, the AKC Board of Directors approved an official canine legislation policy position statement on debarking. Debarking is a viable veterinary procedure that may allow a dog owner to keep a dog that barks excessively in its loving home rather than to be forced to surrender it to a shelter. Debarking […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/akc-informational-update-position-statement-on-debarking/ | August 27, 2010
Ohio Legislative Update: Alternative Breeder Bill Introduced, SB 95 Still Pending
Ohio Representative Cheryl Grossman has introduced House Bill 570, which is intended to be an alternative for Senate Bill 95.  Both bills seek to regulate dog breeding in Ohio. The American Kennel Club opposes numerous provisions in House Bill 570, including (but not limited to): Definition of commercial breeder – A commercial breeder is anyone […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ohio-legislative-update-alternative-breeder-bill-introduced-sb-95-stil/ | August 24, 2010
URGENT: CA SB 250 Revived- Action Needed Now!
California Senate Bill 250, which seeks to mandate the sterilization of a dog on a second animal control offense, has moved from the inactive file back to the Assembly floor and could be voted on any day. Amendments have been adopted, but they only modify the appeals process and do not alter our fundamental opposition […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/urgent-ca-sb-250-revived-action-needed-now/ | August 19, 2010
Memphis to Consider Mandatory Spay/Neuter, New Dangerous Dog Definitions & Fee Increases on August
The Memphis City Council Services & Neighborhood Committee will consider four ordinances amending the city’s animal control laws on Tuesday, August 10th. The proposal will require mandatory spay/neuter of all dogs over 29 pounds, define any dog that has "bitten once and been at-large twice" as a dangerous dog, increase fees for owners of intact […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/memphis-to-consider-mandatory-spay-neuter-new-dangerous-dog-definition/ | August 6, 2010
El Paso City Council to Consider Numerous Licensing & Breeder Restrictions on August 10th
The El Paso City Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday August 10th to discuss possible changes to the animal control code including differential license fees, breeder licensing and inspections, and a ban on sales of cats and dogs in pet stores. It is vital that responsible dog owners, breeders and fanciers oppose this legislation. […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/el-paso-city-council-to-consider-numerous-licensing-breeder-restrictio/ | August 5, 2010
Federal PUPS Legislation Information Update
The American Kennel Club and our Washington, D.C.-based advocacy team continue to closely monitor S. 3424/H.R. 5434, the federal Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety (PUPS) Act.  There has been no official action on the bill since its introduction in late May.  As previously reported, the 2010 PUPS bill seeks to expand federal regulation of dog […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/federal-pups-legislation-information-update/ | July 22, 2010
NC Victory: SB 460 Dead After Two-Year Run in Legislature
The American Kennel Club is pleased to announce that SB 460 is finally dead. The measure was pulled from consideration by the House Finance Committee late last week when it became clear that supporters did not have the votes to pass the measure in the House. The AKC received further confirmation this past weekend that […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nc-victory-sb-460-dead-after-two-year-run-in-legislature/ | July 6, 2010
NC Update: Bad Breeder Bill Will Be Heard on Thursday, 7/1
The House Finance Committee will consider Senate Bill 460 on Thursday, July 1, at 8:30 AM.  So far, your emails and phone calls have made a huge difference. Please keep up the great work! We need to continue to remind members of the H. Finance Committee that responsible dog owners oppose S460. Please consider attending […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nc-update-bad-breeder-bill-will-be-heard-on-thursday-7-1/ | June 30, 2010
NC Update: SB 460 Hearing Likely Next Week; Calls Still Needed
The AKC Government Relations Department has learned that the House Finance Committee will likely consider Senate Bill 460 on Wednesday, June 30, 2010.  This bill was originally scheduled to be heard on June 24, but the hearing was postponed after the committee received an enormous volume of calls and e-mails from concerned dog owners and […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nc-update-sb-460-hearing-likely-next-week-calls-still-needed/ | June 25, 2010
NC Update: SB 460 Hearing Delayed; Calls Still Needed!
Thanks to the overwhelming number of calls received by concerned North Carolinians, the House Finance Committee has delayed its hearing on Senate Bill 460. It is possible the bill may be heard in committee next week instead. We will be sure to keep you informed as we learn more.   The AKC thanks all the […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nc-update-sb-460-hearing-delayed-calls-still-needed/ | June 23, 2010

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