Rockwood, Tennessee to Discuss ‘Vicious’ Dogs, Monday, July 21st
AKC's Government Relations Department has learned that the Rockwood, Tennessee, City Council will discuss the topic of vicious dogs at its regular monthly meeting on Monday, July 21st, 2008. This meeting will be held at 7:00PM (Eastern) in the City Council Room, 110 Chamberlain Avenue in Rockwood. All concerned Rockwood dog owners are encouraged to […] | July 18, 2008
Update: D.C. Ordinance Unanimously Passed
On Tuesday, the D.C. Council unanimously passed an amended version of its Animal Protection Amendment Act. While the amended and subsequently adopted version of the ordinance is currently unavailable, AKC's Government Relations Department has learned that the limit on ownership was raised from four to six animals. The Government Relations Department will provide a full […] | July 16, 2008
CA AB 1634 Moves to Senate Floor
The Senate Appropriations Committee has determined that AB 1634 does not have a fiscal impact. Senate Rule 28.8 allows bills that do not have a cost to the state to be submitted directly to the floor. Due to this determination AB 1634 will NOT be heard in the Appropriations Committee on Monday. The AKC Government […] | July 11, 2008
Pennsylvania HB 2525 passed out of Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee
On Thursday, June 26, after two days of debate and consideration, the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee passed a significantly amended HB 2525 and sent it to the House Rules Committee. The bill is not expected to be acted on prior to the two-month long summer recess. The American Kennel Club will continue to […] | June 27, 2008
Harmful Ordinance Passed by Dallas City Council
On Wednesday, the Dallas City Council voted 10-3 in favor of changing Dallas' animal ordinance.  Effective on Tuesday, July 1st, the ordinance requires the sterilization of all dogs, unless owners purchase an annual $70 breeder permit to keep each dog intact.  Additionally, the ordinance establishes a limit on the number of pets owned to six […] | June 27, 2008
CA AB 1634 – Amended and Passed by Committee
Today, the California Senate Local Government Committee passed, by a 3-2 vote, California Assembly Bill 1634 with amendments taken by the author.  Senators Gloria Negrete McLeod, Christine Kehoe, and Michael Machado voted in favor, while Senators Dave Cox and Tom Harman voted against the measure.  The bill will now go to the Senate Appropriations Committee […] | June 25, 2008
Dallas Vote Wednesday: Action Needed Now!
The Dallas City Council will vote on the proposed changes to Dallas' animal control ordinance on Wednesday, June 25th, 9:00 A.M., at Dallas City Hall, 1500 Marilla Street, Dallas. These changes include mandatory spay/neuter, breeder permitting, and limits on the number of pets that can be owned. It is vitally important that Dallas-area responsible dog […] | June 23, 2008
CA AB 1634 – Same Number, New Bill
The American Kennel Club Government Relations Department is pleased to report that California Assembly Bill 1634, which formerly attempted to impose the mandatory spay/neuter of all dogs six months of age or older with little exception, has been vastly amended.  Now entitled "Dog and cats: nonspayed or unneutered: civil penalties.", this is an entirely new […] | June 19, 2008
New Pet Dealer Bill, Companion to AB 11509, Introduced in NY Senate
New York State Senator Andrew J. Lanza of Staten Island has introduced Senate Bill 8546, which seeks to dramatically change the state's "pet dealer" laws by: Changing the definition of "pet dealer" to include anyone who engages in the sale or offering for sale of animals for profit to the public and keeps on their […] | June 18, 2008
UPDATE: NY Assembly Pet Dealer Bill Not To Be Considered This Session!
AKC's Government Relations Department is pleased to report that New York Assembly Bill 11509 will not be considered by the Assembly Agriculture Committee for the remainder of the 2008 legislative session. This was confirmed today by the office of Assemblyman William Magee, chairman of the Assembly Agriculture Committee. The Government Relations Department would like to […] | June 17, 2008

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