Miami-Dade County (FL): Reminder–Rescheduled Vote to Repeal Pit Bull Ban Is Tomorrow (11/15)
A rescheduled first reading on an ordinance to end the Miami-Dade County “pit bull” ban is scheduled to be held tomorrow, November 15, 2016.  Click here to read AKC’s previous legislative alert with meeting details.  For more information, please contact AKC Government Relations at 919-816-3720 or A rescheduled first reading on an ordinance to […] | November 14, 2016
NJ Senate to Vote on MONDAY on Bill Infringing on Ownership Rights
On Monday, November 14, the New Jersey Senate is scheduled to vote on a bill that would impact those who are charged with cruelty violations and whose animals are seized.  AKC urges New Jersey residents to call their State Senator and express concerns with Senate Bill 2454.  Visit the AKC Legislative Action Center and type […] | November 11, 2016
New Jersey Action Needed! Bills Restricting Pet Choice & Hobby Breeders to be Considered MONDAY
Bills in New Jersey that would significantly restrict the ability of pet owners to obtain a puppy of their choice and restrict and some hobby breeders, have been reassigned to a new committee and are scheduled for a hearing on Monday, November 14.  AKC urges those who breed or sell dogs in New Jersey, or […] | November 10, 2016
New Jersey: Committee to Consider Several Dog Bills on Monday (11/14)
The New Jersey Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee is considering several bills on Monday, November 14, that impact New Jersey dog owners and breeders.  AKC encourages dog owners who reside or participate in events in New Jersey to contact the committee members prior to the hearing regarding these bills on Monday, November 14 at […] | November 9, 2016
Miami-Dade County (FL): Support End to Pit Bull Ban, First Vote Rescheduled to 11/15/16
A rescheduled first reading on an ordinance to end the Miami-Dade County “pit bull” ban is scheduled to be held on November 15, 2016. This ordinance was initially considered by the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners on October 5 and failed to pass. However, because that meeting was abbreviated due to an approaching hurricane, commissioners […] | November 3, 2016
Pinellas Co. (FL): Proposed Ordinance Would Regulate a Person Who Sells One Litter as a “Pet Dealer”
The Pinellas County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to hold a public hearing and consider changes to the county animal ordinance at its October 11 meeting.  Among other provisions of concern, the proposed ordinance would define a person who sells one litter of cats or dogs per year as “pet dealer” and require compliance with […] | October 4, 2016
Miami-Dade County (FL): Support End to Pit Bull Ban, First Vote is Wednesday, 10/5
On October 5, 2016, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners is scheduled to hold a first reading on an ordinance to end the community’s “pit bull” ban. If the ordinance passes on this first reading, it will be assigned to a committee and a date will be set for a public hearing.  Concerned dog owners […] | October 3, 2016
USDA/APHIS Explains Terminology Used in Inspection Reports
USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recently published definitions of terminology that will be used to better categorize information that appears in USDA inspection reports. A bulletin released by APHIS on September 22, 2016 defines new and existing terms and provides explanations and examples of how the terms are used in inspection reports. […] | September 28, 2016
Palm Beach Co. (FL): Ordinance Could Restrict People Who Sell One Pet—Final Vote TOMORROW, 9/27
Tomorrow, September 27, 2016, the Palm Beach Board of County Commissioners will vote on proposed amendments to the county’s animal control ordinance. The provisions of the ordinance will be applicable to all incorporated and unincorporated areas of Palm Beach County, unless a municipal exemption applies. Although the proposal includes some positive provisions, the American Kennel […] | September 26, 2016
New Mexico: Santa Fe Second Hearing Rescheduled for October- Contact the Commission
The Santa Fe County Commission has rescheduled its second public hearing on the proposed animal control laws for Tuesday, October 11, 2016.  The proposal is over 30 pages of updates to the county’s animal control laws and include many concerning provisions, including impounding and sterilizing any dog not in a fenced yard – even if […] | September 26, 2016

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