San Antonio Proposal Bad for All Dog Owners
The American Kennel Club and its Texas federation of dog owners, the Responsible Pet Owners Alliance, are deeply concerned about the proposed changes to the City of San Antonio's animal ordinance. These changes, as will be proposed by the city's Animal Care Services Advisory Board, unfairly target responsible dog breeders and owners, have no chance […] | August 29, 2007
LA City Council to Draft Mandatory Spay/Neuter Ordinance
Tomorrow, August 14th, the Los Angeles City Council will hear a report from Ed Boks, the General Manager of Animal Services, regarding a proposal to require the mandatory spaying/neutering of all cats and dogs over four months of age. The proposal will likely mirror the failed Assembly Bill 1634. The council will then vote to […] | August 13, 2007
Updated – BSL Case Overturned in OH
Yesterday, the Ohio Supreme Court held that the City of Toledo's breed-specific ordinances are constitutional. The ordinances classify dogs that belong to a breed commonly known as pit bulls, or dogs that are pit bull mixes, as vicious. The court's decision effectively overturns a 2006 Ohio Appellate Court decision that found that breed-specific ordinances are […] | August 2, 2007
AKC Continues to Monitor Ohio Breeders Bills
The American Kennel Club Canine Legislation Department continues to monitor developments with Ohio Senate Bill 173, and its companion, House Bill 223.  SB 173 will be considered by the Ohio Senate Local Government and Veteran’s Affairs Committee tomorrow, Tuesday, June 26th, at 10AM, during which only legislative sponsor and proponent testimony will be heard.  No […] | June 25, 2007
Washington, D.C. Proposal Will Infringe Rights
It is imperative that breeders and concerned dog owners in Washington, D.C., express their opposition to the Animal Protection Amendment Act, a recently proposed ordinance that, if adopted, will make drastic, unnecessary, and burdensome changes to current District law.  Some of the most onerous provisions of the ordinance would: Take animals outside the realm of […] | June 19, 2007
Oppose Overreaching NJ Proposal!
The American Kennel Club is alarmed by the provisions of New Jersey Assembly Bill 2649. The proposal attempts to replace New Jersey's already comprehensive and reasonable animal cruelty laws and humane care standards with an unnecessary, confusing, and haphazard system that will not only affect the health of the general public, but will also threaten […] | June 7, 2007

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