Athens AL: Public Hearing Oct. 22 to Discuss Restrictions on Dog Enclosures, Pet Care Protocols, and Tethering
A public hearing is scheduled for October 22, 2018 at the Athens, AL City Hall to discuss proposed changes to the city animal ordinance.  Animal owners in Athens are urged to attend, ask questions, express concerns, and offer suggestions.  Click here to view an outline of the proposed changes. Among other provisions, the proposals seek […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/athens-al-public-hearing-oct-22-discuss-restrictions-dog-enclosures-pet-care-protocols-tethering/ | October 12, 2018
NJ ALERT: Bill to Create State Oversight of Dog Groomers Scheduled for Hearing Monday, October 15
New Jersey Assembly Bill 3044, which seeks to create state oversight of dog groomers, is scheduled to be considered by the Assembly Regulated Professions Committee on Monday, October 15.  The American Kennel Club (AKC) is concerned with two aspects of A.3044, which include the vagueness of the current wording believed to exempt handlers of show […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nj-alert-bill-create-state-oversight-dog-groomers-scheduled-hearing-monday-october-15/ | October 12, 2018
UPDATE: New Haven likely to delay vote on animal ordinance at 10/15/18 meeting
The Government Relations and concerned dog owners and breeders submitted letters to the New Haven, CT Board of Alders regarding proposed changes to the animal ordinance, which resulted in the Board passing over the resolution at their Sept 17th and October 1st meetings.  AKC GR has learned today that the proposal is still under review […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-new-haven-likely-delay-vote-animal-ordinance-10-15-18-meeting/ | October 12, 2018
Douglas County, CO, Seeking Feedback on New Dog Laws
Douglas County, Colorado is inviting all residents of the unincorporated areas of the county to attend a public workshop on Thursday, October 18, to learn more and discuss proposed changes to the county’s animal laws, which include new regulations regarding nuisance/barking dogs and dogs considered “potentially dangerous”. The details of the public workshop are as […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/douglas-county-co-seeking-feedback-new-dog-laws/ | October 12, 2018
Aurora, CO Meeting October 16: An Opportunity to Discuss Proposed Ownership Limits, Other Law Changes Before They are Passed
The City of Aurora is hosting a public information meeting on Tuesday, October 16 regarding several proposed changes to the city’s animal laws.  The stated purpose of the changes is to “Create a superior quality of life for residents” and make the city “a desirable place to live and work.” These changes include limiting a […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/aurora-co-meeting-october-16-opportunity-discuss-proposed-ownership-limits-law-changes-passed/ | October 10, 2018
Albany County (NY) Considering Two Bills Impacting Dog Owners Tomorrow (10/9)
AKC Government Relations has just learned that on Tuesday, October 9, the Albany County Legislature is expected to consider two proposals that would have a direct impact on dog owners who reside or participate in events in the county. If you live in Albany County or participate in dog events, you are encouraged to contact […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/albany-county-ny-considering-two-bills-impacting-dog-owners-tomorrow-10-9/ | October 8, 2018
Pennsylvania Set to Consider Limits on Consumer Choice
The Pennsylvania Senate is expected to vote very soon on Senate Bill 1154, which will prohibit retail pet stores (defined as any “for profit establishment open to the public that sells or offers for sale domestic animals to be kept as pets”) from selling any dogs or cats.  Instead, they would only be allowed to […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/pennsylvania-set-consider-limits-consumer-choice/ | October 4, 2018
UPDATE: New Haven to delay vote on animal ordinance until 10/15/18
The Government Relations department and concerned dog owners and breeders submitted letters to the New Haven, CT Board of Alders regarding proposed changes to the animal ordinance, which resulted in the Board passing over the resolution at their Sept 17th meeting until their next meeting.  The changes were scheduled to be presented to the Board […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-new-haven-delay-vote-animal-ordinance-10-15-18/ | October 1, 2018
UPDATE: Tulare Co., CA Proposal Seeking to Expand Animal Ordinance
The AKC Government Relations and many concerned dog owners and breeders submitted comments last week on Tulare County’s proposed changes to its Animal Ordinances and Kennel Standards. These changes will still need to be presented to the County Board of Supervisors at a later date. Tulare County Animal Services Division has not yet indicated when […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-tulare-co-ca-proposal-seeking-expand-animal-ordinance/ | October 1, 2018
Shamong, NJ Update: Township Committee Expected to Consider Animal Ordinance Changes
The Shamong Township Committee is expected to consider changes to its animal ordinance at its meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, October 2, 2018.  The American Kennel Club encourages all concerned residents to attend tomorrow’s meeting to learn what changes will be proposed. BACKGROUND: In an effort to address a local animal control issue, the Shamong Township Committee […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/shamong-nj-update-township-committee-expected-consider-animal-ordinance-changes/ | October 1, 2018

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