Nebraska Alert: Strict Breeders Bill to be Heard Tues., Feb. 3!
Nebraska Senator Ken Haar has introduced LB 677, a bill that aims to strictly regulate most dog breeders in Nebraska by imposing ownership limits, dog breeding restrictions, and harsh and unenforceable engineering standards. It is imperative that all concerned responsible dog breeders and owners in Nebraska contact their State Senator and the members of the […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nebraska-alert-strict-breeders-bill-to-be-heard-tues-feb-3/ | January 29, 2009
Mandatory Spay Neuter Bill Defeated in Virginia
Virginia dog owners won a major victory on January 26, when the Virginia Senate Agriculture Committee defeated a mandatory spay/neuter bill by an 8-6 vote. Senate Bill 1151 imposed a mandatory spay/neuter requirement on dogs picked up by animal control more than once. AKC opposes the concept of the mandatory spay/neuter of purebred dogs. Instead, […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/mandatory-spay-neuter-bill-defeated-in-virginia/ | January 28, 2009
Minnesota Alert: Breeders Bills Up for Consideration on Jan. 27
Two Minnesota Senate proposals, SF 7 and SF 201, each featuring different breeder regulation proposals, will be heard on Tuesday, January 27, by the Senate Agriculture and Veterans Affairs Committee. It is vitally important that all responsible dog breeders and owners in Minnesota attend Tuesday’s committee hearing to express their positions on these bills or […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/minnesota-alert-breeders-bills-up-for-consideration-on-jan-27/ | January 23, 2009
UPDATE: Montana BSL Legislation Soundly Defeated
Responsible dog owners won a decisive victory Thursday afternoon when the Montana House Local Government Committee voted 17-1 against a bill to ban "pit bulls" in the state. House Bill 191 prohibited the ownership, harboring, or keeping of dogs described as "pit bulls". "Pit bulls" was defined to include Staffordshire Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-montana-bsl-legislation-soundly-defeated/ | January 23, 2009
Florida Mandatory Spay/Neuter Bill Introduced
January, 22, 2009 Legislation that seeks to prohibit persons from owning or maintaining an intact dog or cat older than four months old has been filed in the Florida House. If adopted, 2009 Florida House Bill 451 would have a profound negative impact not only on responsible dog breeders in Florida, but also on all […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/florida-mandatory-spay-neuter-bill-introduced/ | January 22, 2009
MT BSL Bill to be Considered Thursday, Jan 22!
Montana House Bill 191–which, with little exception, seeks to prohibit the ownership, harboring, or keeping of dogs described as "pit bulls"–is scheduled for consideration by the House Local Government Committee on Thursday, January 22, at 3PM, in room 172 of the capitol building, 1301 East Sixth Avenue in Helena. The American Kennel Club encourages all […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/mt-bsl-bill-to-be-considered-thursday-jan-22/ | January 19, 2009
UPDATE: Fanciers Force Amendments to Riverside County, CA Ordinance
Over 100 concerned dog and cat owners attended yesterday’s hearing in Riverside County and convinced the Board of Supervisors to accept amendments to the proposed spay/neuter and mandatory microchipping ordinance. Although the ideal outcome would have been the defeat of this ordinance and to focus efforts on responsible animal owner education programs and stronger enforcement […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-fanciers-force-amendments-to-riverside-county-ca-ordinance/ | January 14, 2009
URGENT: January 13th Riverside County, CA to Consider Spay/Neuter and Mandatory Microchip Ordinance
The Riverside County Board of Supervisors will hold a hearing tomorrow morning at 9 am to discuss an ordinance that would require the spaying/neutering of any dog or cat for even a minor violation of the animal control ordinance and would force pet owners to microchip all their animals and register the microchips with the […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/urgent-january-13th-riverside-county-ca-to-consider-spay-neuter-and-ma/ | January 12, 2009
Update – Montana BSL Bill Named and Assigned to Committee
As expected, Montana House Bill 191 has been introduced by Representative Robyn Driscoll of Billings. The bill seeks to prohibit the ownership, harboring, or keeping of dogs described as "pit bulls." The legislation defines "pit bulls" to include Staffordshire Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, and "any dog that has the physical characteristics that substantially conform […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-montana-bsl-bill-named-and-assigned-to-committee/ | January 6, 2009
Update: MA HB 5092 Will Not Move Forward!
[Thursday, October 23, 2008] Today the Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government decided to send House Bill 5092 to “study,” which effectively ends the consideration of this onerous bill for the remainder of the current legislative session. (For more information on HB 5092, click here.) In addition to the over 200 concerned […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-ma-hb-5092-will-not-move-forward/ | October 24, 2008