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 […] | 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 […] | 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 […] | 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 […] | 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 […] | 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 […] | 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 […] | October 16, 2014
Indiana Alert: Tippecanoe County to Consider Mandatory Spay/Neuter on October 20
The Tippecanoe County Commission has proposed a rewrite of the county’s animal control code. This includes mandatory sterilization of all dogs and cats over 6 months of age unless the owner obtains a breeder’s permit. The permit is required for anyone who wishes to own an intact animal, regardless of whether that animal is being […] | October 14, 2014
New Jersey Info: Several Dog Bills To Be Considered Tomorrow, Thursday, October 9
Tomorrow, Thursday, October 9, 2014, the New Jersey Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee will consider several bills that, if ultimately enacted, will impact dogs in the Garden State. AKC Government Relations (AKC GR) encourages all owners in New Jersey to review the bills detailed below and to express their opinions to the committee members. […] | October 8, 2014

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