AKC and AKC CAR Make Recommendations to USDA on Microchip Identification of Pets
The AKC and AKC Companion Animal Recovery (AKC CAR) filed comments on September 6, 2006 with the United States Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) on the establishment of federal regulations for the microchip identification of animals covered by the federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA). The comment letter was filed in […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/akc-and-akc-car-make-recommendations-to-usda-on-microchip-identificati/ | September 8, 2006
Louisville Pursues BSL, Limit Laws and Breeder Licensing
The Louisville Metro Council is again considering breed-specific legislation, a limit law and restrictions on breeders and dog owners. This ordinance will have a devastating effect on dog owners and breeders in Louisville and may have a dramatic impact on the Kentuckiana Cluster, the largest dog show cluster in the country. The legislation proposes breed […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/louisville-pursues-bsl-limit-laws-and-breeder-licensing/ | August 29, 2006
UPDATE! Riverside County Cancels Final Public Meeting on Mandatory Spay/Neuter and Mandatory Microch
Due to construction at the Riverside City Hall where the final public meeting was to be held, the Department of Animal Services has cancelled the meeting that had been scheduled for this Saturday, August 26th. AKC will post an update as soon as a new meeting site and time are established. We appreciate all the […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-riverside-county-cancels-final-public-meeting-on-mandatory-spay/ | August 24, 2006
Update! Sacramento Mandatory Spay/Neuter Ordinance Vote Tuesday
The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors will take a vote on the proposed mandatory spay/neuter ordinance at their next meeting, Tuesday, August 15th. Supervisors had previously discussed the issue at the August 1st meeting but did not have enough time to hear all the testimony. Concerned dog owners and fanciers are urgently needed to attend […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-sacramento-mandatory-spay-neuter-ordinance-vote-tuesday/ | August 11, 2006
UPDATE! Action Needed in San Antonio
The San Antonio City Council will meet August 31st at 9am to consider the 5-Year Strategic Plan, which currently includes a proposed spay/neuter ordinance, breeder permits and a bill of rights for animals. It is imperative that concerned dog owners and fanciers attend this meeting and email council members and staff to educate them about […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-action-needed-in-san-antonio/ | August 10, 2006
New Jersey Breeder Bill on Hold
New Jersey Assemblyman Neil Cohen has announced that he will not move the controversial A. 3401 in its current form. However, he is committed to sponsoring a breeder regulation bill when the legislature returns for general session. Asm. Cohen has asked that concerned fanciers contact him via email at asmcohen@njleg.org with comments and suggestions about […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/new-jersey-breeder-bill-on-hold/ | August 9, 2006
New Jersey Breeders Bill Withdrawn
Assemblyman Neil Cohen has withdrawn the controversial A. 3401 bill from the New Jersey State Assembly. The proposed bill defined a “breeder” as any person who sells or offers for sale more than five dogs per year and required breeders to comply with a host of restrictive regulations for the care and maintenance of dogs. […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/new-jersey-breeders-bill-withdrawn/ | August 7, 2006
Senate Passes Federal ‘PETS’ Act
On August 3, 2006 the U.S. Senate, by unanimous consent, amended H.R. 3858, the House-passed version of the “Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act of 2006” (PETS), to replace the weaker House language with the stronger language of the Senate’s PETS Act, S. 2548, which was endorsed and supported by the AKC.  The amended bill […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/senate-passes-federal-pets-act/ | August 7, 2006
Chairman Menaker Contacts New Jersey Assembly Members Regarding A3401
AKC Chairman Ron Menaker, a New Jersey resident, has taken the lead in writing a letter to his Assembly members to oppose New Jersey Assembly Bill 3401 which would essentially outlaw responsible breeding in the state. To read Chairman Menaker's letter, please click here. AKC is asking fanciers to assist in defeating this anti-breeding legislation. […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/chairman-menaker-contacts-new-jersey-assembly-members-regarding-a3401/ | August 2, 2006
New Jersey Bill Bad News for Breeders
Assemblyman Neil Cohen has introduced Assembly Bill 3401, a bill which threatens the rights of responsible breeders in the state of New Jersey. Fanciers, concerned dog owners and responsible breeders should immediately contact their representatives in the New Jersey State Legislature and oppose this bill. The bill defines a "breeder" as any person who sells […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/new-jersey-bill-bad-news-for-breeders/ | August 2, 2006

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