Atlanta, GA to Consider Limits on Consumer Choice, Barking Dog Laws on October 23
The City of Atlanta’s Public Safety & Legal Administration Committee is scheduled to vote on an ordinance to on Tuesday, October 23, that would restrict sourcing of animals to pet stores. Instead, they would only be allowed to provide animals from shelters or rescues. Even if you do not personally provide dogs to pet stores, […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/atlanta-ga-consider-limits-consumer-choice-barking-dog-laws-october-23/ | October 19, 2018
UPDATE: Aurora, CO Meeting on Proposed Animal Ordinance Changes
The City of Aurora’s Housing, Neighborhood Services, and Redevelopment Committee will consider several proposed changes to the city’s animal laws at its meeting on Wednesday, October 24th. These changes include limiting a resident to owning or harboring three dogs of any age, except one litter of puppies whelped on the premises, and removing the fancier’s permit that allowed hobbyists […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-aurora-co-meeting-proposed-animal-ordinance-changes/ | October 19, 2018
RI Update: Cumberland Town Council Holds Item Requiring Breeder Permits that Limit Where Breeding is Permitted
Last evening, the Cumberland (RI) Town Council decided to delay consideration of changes to their animal ordinance, providing the Board with more time to discuss the impact and for the Chief of Police to personally attend and testify on the record. As currently worded, item # 18-22A would remove an originally-proposed exemption from the breeder […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ri-update-cumberland-town-council-holds-item-requiring-breeder-permits-limit-breeding-permitted/ | October 19, 2018
New Jersey: Amended Groomer Bill Scheduled for Committee Hearing, Monday, October 22
New Jersey Assembly Bill 3044, which seeks to create state oversight of dog groomers, was amended earlier this week and has been scheduled for further consideration by the Assembly Appropriations Committee this Monday, October 22, 2018.  The American Kennel Club (AKC) appreciates a recent amendment that clarifies that individuals who groom a dog to prepare […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/new-jersey-amended-groomer-bill-scheduled-committee-hearing-monday-october-22/ | October 18, 2018
IN: Noble County to Vote on Breeder Restrictions, Other Animal Control Laws on October 22
Noble County Commissioners are expected to vote on Monday, October 22, on two proposals that would have a direct impact on dog owners who reside or participate in events in the county – including a proposal that would restrict virtually all breeding in the county. If you live in Noble County or participate in dog […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/noble-county-vote-breeder-restrictions-animal-control-laws-october-22/ | October 18, 2018
Albany County (NY) Schedules Public Hearing to Discuss Tethering, Dogs in Cars Proposals
The Albany County Legislature has scheduled a public hearing for October 23 in order to receive more public input on two proposals that would directly impact those who reside or participate in dog events in the county. Proposal “G” would limit tethering, and as written would appear to not allow for temporary humane tethering, even […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/albany-county-ny-schedules-public-hearing-discuss-tethering-dogs-cars-proposals/ | October 17, 2018
RI: Cumberland to VOTE on Mandatory Breeder Permits, Wednesday (10/17)
This Wednesday, October 17, the Cumberland Town Council is scheduled to vote on a significant change to the town’s dog breeding ordinance.  The proposed change removes an exemption to current breeder permit requirements for a dog registered with a national or international breed registry and that is actively being shown or competing in a sporting […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ri-cumberland-vote-mandatory-breeder-permits-wednesday-10-17/ | October 15, 2018
West Virginia: Mercer County Seeking Feedback on Mandatory Spay/Neuter Proposal
The Mercer County (WV) Commission is considering a proposal that would impose mandatory spay/neuter and breeder licensing requirements on county residents in order to address animal population concerns, particularly the “hundreds of dogs and cats that run at large and are a threat to public health”. A virtually identical measure was considered in 2011, however, […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/west-virginia-mercer-county-seeking-feedback-mandatory-spay-neuter-proposal/ | October 15, 2018
Nashville/Davidson Co., TN: Public Meeting 10/22 on Ordinance to Restrict Dog Breeding to Lots of 10 Acres and Larger
A Community Meeting is scheduled for October 22, 2018, in Nashville, TN to discuss an ordinance that could limit dog breeding to lots of 10 acres and larger, establish licensing and fees, and require compliance with requirements to be written by the Board of Health. Concerned citizens are urged to attend. This ordinance could potentially […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nashville-davidson-co-tn-public-meeting-10-22-ordinance-restrict-dog-breeding-lots-10-acres-larger/ | October 12, 2018
Indianapolis May Consider Mandatory Spay/Neuter- Contact the Council Now
AKC Government Relations has learned that the City of Indianapolis/Marion County, Indiana, is being encouraged by several groups, including the Indianapolis Animal Care Services, to consider drafting a mandatory spay/neuter ordinance in order to address shelter population concerns in the city. While no draft has been formally introduced, it is believed that the proposal may […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/indianapolis-may-consider-mandatory-spay-neuter-contact-council-now/ | October 12, 2018

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