Michigan Breeder and Shelter Regulations Bill Placed On Thursday, December 4th House Agenda
The AKC Government Relations Department has learned that House Bill 5095, which seeks to limit the number of dogs that can be kept on a single premises and defines "large scale commercial breeder kennel", has been added to the House of Representatives agenda for Thursday, December 4, 2014, as a "Possible Addition" to the bills […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/michigan-2014-dec/ | December 3, 2014
Justice Served: Moreauville, LA, Vicious Dog Ordinance Repealed!
Yesterday, officials with the Village of Moreauville, Louisiana, repealed their recently-enacted vicious breed ban. The law had classified Rottweilers and “pit bulls” as vicious, and required owners to surrender their dogs to local authorities for “disposition” or to move their dogs outside of the town. Further, officials had previously approved the use of tranquilizer rifles […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/moreauville-2014-dec/ | December 2, 2014
Moreauville, LA Update: BSL Emergency Town Hall Meeting Scheduled for Monday, Dec. 1
The Village of Moreauville will hold a public meeting Monday, December 1, 2014, to further discuss its recently-adopted draconian vicious dog ordinance. It is vital that all concerned dog owners contact Moreauville officials and express strong opposition to this drastic, unjust, and unnecessary ordinance. RECAP: Last month, the Moreauville Board of Aldermen passed a breed-specific […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/moreauville-2014-nov/ | November 27, 2014
Louisiana Alert: Impoundment and Euthanasia of Banned Breeds to Begin in Moreauville
Last month, the Board of Aldermen of Moreauville, Louisiana, a village of approximately 1,000 residents in Avoyelles Parish, passed a draconian breed-specific vicious dog law that bans the ownership of "pit bulls" and Rottweilers. No exceptions are provided to the ordinance, including for service, therapy, or emotional support dogs. Little public notice was provided when […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/louisiana-2014-nov/ | November 25, 2014
NYC to Consider Mandatory Spay/Neuter of Certain Dogs on MONDAY
The New York City Council Committee on Health is scheduled to consider a measure that would prohibit anyone who meets the definition of “pet shop” (defined in this proposal as those who sell more than 25 dogs/year) from selling a dog that was not sterilized – even if the dog is eight weeks old. The […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nyc-2014-nov/ | November 22, 2014
NYC to Consider Amended Pet Seller Spay/ Neuter Regulations on November 24
The New York City Council Committee on Health is scheduled to consider several revised measures on Monday, November 24 that would impact pet stores and breeders who sell more than 25 dogs in New York City in a year. Thanks to AKC’s communications with the council, and your calls and e-mails earlier this year, the […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/pet-seller-2014-nov/ | November 19, 2014
Lee County, FL Considering Rollback of Burdensome Breeder Regulations and Mandatory Spay/Neuter
At their November 4th meeting the Lee County Board of Commissioners will be introducing a revised animal control ordinance that essentially repeals a problematic ordinance adopted back in February. The revised ordinance will REMOVE the mandatory spay/neuter provisions, the breeder licensing and inspections provisions, and will reinstate reasonable animal control laws in Lee County. It […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/lee-county-2014-nov/ | November 4, 2014
Madison (WI) to Consider Mandatory Spay/Neuter, Home Breeder Regulations
Four proposals have been introduced by the Madison City Council that will have a direct impact on dog owners, fanciers, breeders, and sportsmen in the city. Residents and those that participate in dog events in Madison are strongly encouraged to contact the council regarding these proposals, as well as the commissions mentioned below. Click here […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/madison-oct-2014/ | October 24, 2014
Colorado: Aurora Residents Urged to Vote Yes to Repeal BSL
In the next few weeks, residents of Aurora, Colorado, will be receiving mail-in ballots. Question 2D on the ballot asks, “Shall the people of Aurora adopt an ordinance allowing pit bulls back into their city?” A vote of “YES” will provide the opportunity for Aurora dog lovers and residents to fight discrimination, restore the rights […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/aurora-oct-2014/ | October 16, 2014

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