Action Needed In Florida: Bills On The Move
Several significant developments have occurred regarding two Florida bills that both the American Kennel Club and the Florida Association of Kennel Clubs strongly oppose. As previously reported on, Florida Senate Bill 2002 seeks to impose strict limits on the operations of responsible purebred dog breeders and to limit dog ownership. The Florida Senate Community […] | April 17, 2009
North Carolina Alert: HB 733 Bill May Be Considered Wednesday, April 22
The American Kennel Club Government Relations Department, in cooperation with the North Carolina Federation of Dog Clubs, has learned that House Bill 733 will likely be considered by the North Carolina House Agriculture Committee on Wednesday, April 22.   Should the bill be considered, a vote is not expected.  However, all concerned responsible dog breeders […] | April 17, 2009
Florida Breeders Bill To Be Considered Tuesday, April 14
Florida Senate Bill 2002, a bill that seeks to impose strict limits on the operations of responsible purebred dog breeders and limit dog ownership, will be considered by the Florida Senate Community Affairs Committee on Tuesday, April 14, at 9:00 AM. The American Kennel Club and the Florida Association of Kennel Clubs both strongly oppose […] | April 9, 2009
CA AB 241 to Limit Ownership of Intact Animals
California Assembly Bill 241, which will prohibit businesses and individuals who buys or sells cats and dogs from owning more than a combined total of 50 intact dogs or cats, will be heard in the Assembly Public Safety Committee on April 14th. There is no age threshold included in the bill so we believe that […] | April 8, 2009
Urgent Call to Action – Oppose NY State Docking Bill
New York State Assembly Bill 7218 seeks to make the docking of tails unlawful. The American Kennel Club (AKC) and the Responsible Dog Owners Association of New York both vehemently oppose AB 7218. This bill has been referred to the New York Assembly Agriculture Committee.  It is imperative that ALL concerned dog breeders and owners contact […] | April 7, 2009
CA SB 250 Amended, Set for Hearing – Opposition Needed!
California Senate Bill 250 has been amended and set for a hearing in the Senate Local Government Committee for April 15th. We need all California fanciers, responsible dog owners and breeders, and clubs to write and oppose this legislation. Letters must be received by April 8 to be reflected on the committee analysis. SB 250's […] | April 6, 2009
FL Senate Bills to be Considered Monday, April 6th
Two Florida Senate bills that are of great concern to the American Kennel Club (AKC) are scheduled for consideration by Senate committees on Monday, April 6th. The AKC and the Florida Association of Kennel Clubs urge all Floridians to take action on these bills. Senate Bill 2002 Florida Senate Bill 2002, sponsored by Senator Lee […] | April 3, 2009
Texas Committee to Hear Problematic Dangerous Dog Bill on April 6
On Monday April 6, The Texas House County Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on House Bill 1982, a measure that would impose numerous new restrictions on dog owners and offer only vague definitions of the term "vicious dog". The American Kennel Club supports reasonable, enforceable, non-discriminatory laws to govern the ownership of dogs.  The […] | April 3, 2009
Alabama Spay/Neuter Bill Introduced
Alabama Senator Del Marsh of Anniston has introduced Senate Bill 554, which would, among other provisions, require the sterilization of all privately-owned dogs six months of age or older. The American Kennel Club opposes SB 554, and strongly urges all responsible dog breeders and owners in Alabama to contact their elected representatives, bill sponsor Senator […] | April 2, 2009
Holly Hill, Florida Seeks to Adopt Mandatory Spay/Neuter Ordinance
The City of Holly Hill, Florida, is trying for the second time this year to pass a mandatory spay/neuter ordinance for the small community.  The ordinance would require all dog owners to have their dog or cat spayed or neutered by six months of age, with few exceptions. In February 2009, the City Commission rejected […] | April 2, 2009

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