North Carolina Responsible Dog Owners Making an Impact- Continued Action Needed
The numerous calls and letters North Carolina Senators have received from responsible dog breeders and fanciers is making a difference! Today the North Carolina Senate delayed voting on Senate Bill 460, as many Senators have expressed concerns and questions with the bill.  The bill has been re-referred to the Senate Rules Committee, where further amendments […] | July 8, 2009
CA AB 241 to be Heard in Senate Public Safety Committee
Update: The Senate Public Safety Committee again postponed their hearing of AB 241. The bill is now scheduled be heard on July 14th pending approval of a rule waiver. The Senate Public Safety Committee has postponed this hearing and AB 241 will now be heard at their June 30th meeting. Concerned dog owners and breeders […] | July 7, 2009
Why is AKC Opposing the North Carolina Commercial Breeders Bill?
On Wednesday, the North Carolina Senate will vote on Senate Bill 460, a bill designed to regulate commercial dog breeders and to "ensure the humane care and treatment" of puppies bred in our state. This sounds pretty good: Who could oppose humane care for puppies? So then, why is this bill so controversial? And why […] | July 7, 2009
CA Moves to Collect Sales Tax on Pet Sales
The California Board of Equalization (BOE) has sent letters to several breeders in California informing them that they need a Seller's Permit and are required to pay sales tax on puppies and dogs they have sold. Although the letter states that this information was obtained through the AKC website, the AKC has not provided any […] | July 2, 2009
Tennessee Legislative Recap
The American Kennel Club congratulates the many responsible dog breeders and owners in Tennessee who successfully endured a difficult 2009 legislative session.  In particular, House Bill 386 and its companion, Senate Bill 258, were especially threatening.  If enacted as introduced, these bills would have: Limited the number of dogs an individual could own;   Implemented […] | July 2, 2009
NC ALERT:  Senate Finance Committee Advances Senate Bill 460
UPDATE: North Carolina Breeders Bill Placed on Senate Floor Calendar for Wednesday, July 8 Senate Bill 460 has been placed on the calendar for a reading and full Senate consideration next Wednesday, July 8. It remains imperative that all responsible owners and breeders contact their Senators before Wednesday and ask them to not allow taxpayer […] | July 2, 2009
NC ALERT: Strict Breeder Bill To Be Heard On Tuesday, June 30!
Senate Bill 460, a bill which regulates breeders and infringes on the rights of responsible dog owners, will be heard in the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday, June 30.  All responsible dog breeders and owners in North Carolina are encouraged to attend the hearing on Tuesday in opposition to the bill.  We need to show […] | June 26, 2009
CA SB 250 to be Heard in Business and Professions Committee
Senate Bill 250 has been referred to the Assembly Business and Professions Committee and will be heard next Tuesday, June 30th. It is vital that concerned fanciers, dog owners, breeders, and clubs immediately notify the committee members of their ongoing opposition to the measure. We are still awaiting the amendments that Senator Florez promised as […] | June 23, 2009
Strict Ohio Breeder Bill to be Heard on Wednesday, June 24
Ohio House Bill 124 will be considered by the Ohio House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee on Wednesday, June 24.  HB 124 seeks to strictly regulate commercial breeders who produce nine litters of puppies or at least forty puppies in any given calendar year, including. Imposing strict engineering standards (including cage sizes, temperature range, etc.) […] | June 23, 2009
Attend the Illinois Breeder Task Force Meeting on June 22
The first meeting of the Illinois Joint Task Force on Breeders and Pet Stores will be held on Monday, June 22, at 9:00 a.m.  The AKC encourages responsible dog owners, fanciers, and breeders to attend or submit written comments and help educate the Task Force on responsible breeding and dog ownership.  This Task Force was […] | June 19, 2009

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