Washington, DC: District Council Considering Proposal Impacting Dog Owners on 12/20
On December 20, the Council of the District of Columbia are expected to consider final passage of amendments to the District’s Animal Care and Control Act. Among other provisions, B24-0560 addresses the issue of animals that are seized and the costs of their care during impoundment (Bond for Care). Additionally, this proposal contains language that […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/washington-dc-district-council-considering-proposal-impacting-dog-owners-12-20/ | December 15, 2022
NJ Alert: ‘Residential Kennels’ Licensing, Regulation Bill Filed – Express Concerns to Legislators Today!
Last week, a bill was filed in the New Jersey Assembly that seeks to regulate “residential kennels”. Assembly Bill 4920 would define residential kennel as a “residential property owned or rented by a person on or at which the person keeps, houses, or otherwise possesses 15 to 25 dogs.” It would impose numerous requirements on […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nj-alert-residential-kennels-licensing-regulation-bill-filed-express-concerns-legislators-today/ | December 14, 2022
New York: Bill Limiting Pet Choice, Breed Rescue on Governor’s Desk – Call Today!
A bill is pending on the New York governor’s desk that, if signed, will prohibit retail pet stores from selling any dogs or cats. Instead, they would only be allowed to “showcase” animals available for adoption from a shelter, rescue, or adoption agency that has no affiliation with breeders. New York residents are strongly encouraged […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/new-york-bill-limiting-pet-choice-breed-rescue-governors-desk-call-today/ | December 14, 2022
Nashville/Davidson Co., TN: Council Vote on Animal Ordinance Carried Over to January 17, 2023
According to Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County staff, a second vote on a proposed animal ordinance has been rescheduled for January 17, 2023. At this time, a public hearing on the proposed ordinance has not been scheduled. View the proposal. The most recent version, BL2022-1571, is less problematic than a previous version that was withdrawn […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nashville-davidson-co-tn-council-vote-animal-ordinance-carried-january-17-2023/ | December 12, 2022
LA UPDATE: St. Landry Parish Council Vote on Bad Animal Ordinance Carried Over to 12/21/22
An extremely problematic proposed animal ordinance that would trample the due process rights of animal owners, require licensing and inspection of every person who sells or transfers a dog or cat, and that contains numerous additional overreaching provisions has been carried over to the December 21, 2022, Parish Council meeting. It is unclear if an […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/la-update-st-landry-parish-council-vote-bad-animal-ordinance-carried-12-21-22/ | December 12, 2022
US Congress: AR Groups Are Making Year End Push on Arbitrary One-Size-Fits-All Breeder Regulation – Contact Your Members of US Congress and Senate Today
Anti-breeder and animal rights groups are making a year-end push on Capitol Hill to advance arbitrary and harmful federal breeder regulations (H.R. 2840 /S. 1385) called the “Puppy Protection Act”. This bill would mandate arbitrary new requirements for certain hobby and professional dog breeders, and continues to gain support Congress. We urge all responsible dog […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/us-congress-ar-groups-making-year-end-push-arbitrary-one-size-fits-breeder-regulation-contact-members-us-congress-senate-today/ | December 9, 2022
OK Breeder Alert: Troublesome Regulations Proposed for State Licensees
The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry is proposing new rules regarding the seizure and impoundment of animals kept by commercial pet breeders and animal shelters in cases where the animals’ health, safety, or welfare is endangered or believed to be in imminent danger. The American Kennel Club (AKC) is concerned that the proposal […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ok-breeder-alert-troublesome-regulations-proposed-state-licensees/ | December 7, 2022
Nashville/Davidson Co., TN: Second Vote on Revised Proposed Animal Ordinance is Tuesday, 12/6/22
A revised animal ordinance is scheduled for a second vote at the Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County, TN, Council Meeting on December 6, 2022. View the proposed ordinance. The current proposed ordinance, BL2022-1571, is less problematic than a previous version that was withdrawn in June. However, the current proposal still contains certain overreaching provisions, which […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nashville-davidson-co-tn-second-vote-revised-proposed-animal-ordinance-tuesday-12-6-22/ | December 2, 2022
LA UPDATE: St. Landry Parish Council to Vote on Bad Animal Ordinance Wed. 11/16—Take Action TODAY!
An extremely problematic proposed animal ordinance that would trample the due process rights of animal owners, require licensing and inspection of every person who sells or transfers a dog or cat, and that contains numerous additional overreaching provisions will be voted on by the St. Landry Parish Council on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at 6:00pm. […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/la-update-st-landry-parish-council-vote-bad-animal-ordinance-wed-11-16-take-action-today/ | November 14, 2022
Kansas: Wichita Animal Services Advisory Board to Discuss Mandatory Spay/Neuter on 11/16
The Wichita Animal Services Advisory Board will meet this week on Wednesday, November 16 at 4:00pm to discuss a potential mandatory spay and neuter ordinance. The board will need to develop an ordinance and approve it before it will receive further consideration. Once the board approves an ordinance it may require approval from the Wichita […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/kansas-wichita-animal-services-advisory-board-discuss-mandatory-spay-neuter-11-16/ | November 14, 2022