Ask the Ohio House of Representatives to Repeal BSL!
House Bill 79, sponsored by Representative Barbara Sears of Lucas County, removes the term "pit bull" from Ohio’s statutory definition of dangerous dogs.  All Ohio residents are encouraged to contact the Speaker of the House and their legislators to ask them to support this important measure and end 20 years of discrimination against responsible dog […] | April 15, 2010
Ohio House Committee to Consider Repeal of Statewide BSL on April 14
The Ohio House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee has scheduled a public hearing on House Bill 79 for Wednesday, April 14.  This bill, sponsored by Representative Barbara Sears of Lucas County, removes the term "pit bull" from Ohio’s statutory definition of dangerous dogs.  Ohio is currently the only state to have enacted statewide breed-specific legislation.  […] | April 12, 2010
Florida: Oppose Bill Seeking to Put Negative Attributes on Purebred Dogs
Florida Senate Bill 122, sponsored by Senator Larcenia Bullard, will be considered by the Florida Senate Agriculture Committee on Wednesday, April 7th, at 9:00 AM.  The bill seeks to require pet dealers to provide purchasers with written notices that impugn the genetic health of purebred dogs and increases fines to unreasonable amounts.  The American Kennel […] | April 5, 2010
Wisconsin Senate Committee to Consider Changing Animal Seizure Laws on 4/6
The Wisconsin Senate Committee on Ethics Reform and Government Operations will hold a public hearing on Senate Bill 580 on Tuesday, April 6, 2010.  SB 580 seeks to amend state statutes regarding the seizure and subsequent care of animals whose owners are suspected of mistreatment or dog fighting and are engaged in a legal proceeding.  […] | April 5, 2010
Jefferson Parish, LA, to Consider Breeder Licensing, Differential Fees, Spay/Neuter Law
The Jefferson Parish (LA) Council will consider several changes to the Parish’s animal ordinance on Wednesday, March 24.  In addition to other provisions imposes breeder permits and requires dogs to be spayed or neutered upon a second redemption from the Parish’s animal shelter during the lifetime of the animal.  The American Kennel Club opposes several […] | March 22, 2010
Oklahoma Breeders Bills to be Considered on Wednesday, March 24
Oklahoma Senate Bill 1340 and Senate Bill 1712, which seek to provide state oversight over certain dog breeders, will be considered by the House Economic Development and Financial Services Committee on Wednesday, March 24.  We strongly urge all concerned responsible dog breeders and owners in Oklahoma to consider the provisions of the bills (described below), […] | March 22, 2010
Amendment to Maryland Dangerous Dog Bill to Prohibit Breed-Specific Local Laws
The Maryland Dog Federation has presented Baltimore Delegate Cheryl Glenn with an amendment to House Bill 1314.  Should the amendment be accepted, the bill, which seeks to strengthen the state’s dangerous dog law, would also provide that: "Nothing...shall...prevent a municipality from adopting or enforcing its own more stringent program for the control of dangerous dogs […] | March 15, 2010
Massachusetts Debarking Bill Now In Senate
Last week, House Bill 344, which seeks to ban the surgical devocalization of dogs, passed the Massachusetts House of Representatives. The bill is now under the consideration of the Senate Committee on Rules and Ethics. The American Kennel Club is concerned that, if enacted, this legislation will lead to the unnecessary euthanization of many animals.  […] | March 10, 2010
Memphis to Hold Public Meeting March 16th on Breed-Specific Mandatory Spay/Neuter Proposal
Memphis City Councilman Shea Flinn will hold a public meeting on March 16th at 4pm on the proposed breed-specific mandatory spay/neuter ordinance. It is vital that responsible owners and breeders attend this meeting and voice their opposition to this ineffective and burdensome ordinance. Memphis Public Meeting March 16th at 4pm City Council Chambers 125 N. […] | March 10, 2010
Minnesota Breeder Bill Voted Down
Yesterday, after amending the bill to have it conform to its House companion, the Minnesota Senate Agricultural and Veterans Committee voted down Senate File 7.  The bill sought to regulate the activities of dog owners/breeders who possess six or more adult intact female dogs. This action effectively prohibits further consideration of SF 7 by the […] | March 10, 2010

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