CT: New Haven to VOTE on Breeder and Litter Permits, Dangerous Dog Requirements Monday (9/17)
This Monday, September 17, the New Haven Board of Alders is scheduled to vote on significant changes to the city’s animal ordinance.  The American Kennel Club (AKC) is deeply concerned with changes that will impact hobby breeders, including new breeder and litter permits, inspections of breeders’ facilities, and breeding suitability determinations to be made by […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ct-new-haven-vote-breeder-litter-permits-dangerous-dog-requirements-monday-9-17/ | September 13, 2018
Urge U.S. Senate to Advance HR 4577 NOW to Support National Security Defense, Purpose-Bred Dog Breeding and Standards for US Bomb-Sniffing Dogs
Summary: The U.S. imports 80-90% of its bomb- sniffing dogs from overseas breeders. Increasing demand and a shortage of dogs places U.S. national security in unnecessary jeopardy. HR 4577 creates a path forward to improve standards and capacity for explosives detection dogs and encourages domestic breeding programs.  Please contact your Senators now and ask them […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/urge-u-s-senate-advance-hr-4577-now-support-national-security-defense-purpose-bred-dog-breeding-standards-us-bomb-sniffing-dogs/ | September 12, 2018
NJ Update: Shamong Township Tabled Anti-Breeder Proposal
Yesterday evening, the Shamong Township (NJ) Committee unanimously tabled proposed changes to the Township’s animal ordinances, which included future prohibitions on kennels and breeders with five or more intact females, breeding and ownership restrictions, and a ban on retail sales at pet stores.  The American Kennel Club (AKC) strongly opposed the proposal. The American Kennel […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nj-update-shamong-township-tabled-anti-breeder-proposal/ | September 5, 2018
Suffolk County UPDATE: Pet Dealer Bill to Be Held Tomorrow
The American Kennel Club has just learned from the bill sponsor that Proposal 1568, which regulates pet dealers and pet stores, will be recessed tomorrow until a later date.  Those interested in commenting are still welcome to attend tomorrow’s hearing, but no action will be taken. The AKC greatly appreciates Legislator Martinez’s continued commitment to […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/suffolk-county-update-pet-dealer-bill-held-tomorrow/ | September 4, 2018
NY: Suffolk County Considering Pet Dealer Regulations TOMORROW (9/5)
Tomorrow (Wednesday, September 5), the Suffolk County Legislature is considering an ordinance to further regulate pet stores and anyone who meets the state definition of “Pet Dealer”, defined as someone who sells over 9 dogs a year or over 25 if they are bred and raised on the person’s property. Those who wish to comment […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ny-suffolk-county-considering-pet-dealer-regulations-tomorrow-9-5/ | September 4, 2018
Kansas City, MO Seeking Public Input on Animal Control Laws by September 4
Officials in Kansas City, Missouri, are seeking input from residents on numerous proposed changes to the city’s animal control laws. This includes amending the current ownership limit laws and removing breed-specific provisions.  Other considerations include mandatory spay/neuter and regulations on tethering and outdoor shelters. The city has set up a website with a questionnaire to […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/kansas-city-mo-seeking-public-input-animal-control-laws-september-4/ | August 28, 2018
Shamong, NJ Reminder: Township to Consider Bans on Future Breeders, Kennels – Express Opposition Now
The Township Committee of Shamong, New Jersey, is expected to consider significant changes to its animal ordinances at its Tuesday, September 4, meeting.  As currently worded, the proposal contains many troublesome and controversial provisions, including future prohibitions on kennels and breeders with 5 or more intact females.  The proposal also includes breeding and ownership restrictions, […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/shamong-nj-reminder-township-consider-bans-future-breeders-kennels-express-opposition-now/ | August 27, 2018
NJ Alert: Shamong Township to Consider Bans on Future Breeders, Kennels
The Township Committee of Shamong, New Jersey, is expected to consider significant changes to its animal ordinances at its Tuesday, September 4, meeting.  As currently worded, the proposal contains many concerning and controversial provisions, including future prohibitions on kennels and breeders with 5 or more intact females.  The proposal also includes breeding and ownership restrictions, […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nj-alert-shamong-township-consider-bans-future-breeders-kennels/ | August 17, 2018
Illinois Governor Signs Positive Bill for Animals and Shelters
A new law has been signed in Illinois that will require state animal shelters and animal control facilities to report certain information regarding the animals entering and leaving the facilities. Public Act 100-0870, initiated by AKC’s Illinois federation, the Illinois Federation of Dog Clubs and Owners (IFDCO), is an important law that will, among other […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/illinois-governor-signs-positive-bill-animals-shelters/ | August 16, 2018
Manatee County, FL – “Pet Sales Ban” on Agenda for Tuesday, 8/14/18
A “pet sales ban” in Manatee County, Florida will be discussed at a workshop on Tuesday, August 14, 2018.  Manatee County residents and members of the public who want to learn more about the proposed ban are urged to attend. Manatee County staff indicated that a 2018 ordinance has not yet been drafted; therefore, the […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/manatee-county-fl-pet-sales-ban-agenda-tuesday-8-14-18/ | August 10, 2018

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