Miami-Dade County Proposes Drastic Changes for Animal Owners
The Miami-Dade County Commission will be holding a public hearing at 9:30am on Tuesday, December 18th to discuss a variety of changes to the animal control ordinance including limiting the number of pets a resident may own, implementing hobby breeder licensing, requiring mandatory microchipping for dog breeders and restricting rescue organizations. Concerned dog owners and […] | December 12, 2007
Senator Durbin Files Amendment to 2007 Farm Bill
Senator Richard Durbin has filed Senate Amendment 3723. Amendment filing is a parliamentary procedure to reserve time during a possible floor debate of a bill. Amendment filing does not constitute actually offering the amendment to the original bill. Sen. Durbin has assured the AKC that he filed this amendment solely for the purpose of reserving […] | December 10, 2007
San Antonio Ordinance Revision Vote Scheduled
The San Antonio City Council will decide on proposed major revisions to its animal ordinance at the Thursday, December 13th, “A Session” meeting.  Public comment will be accepted at this hearing prior to the council’s vote.  It is imperative that all concerned San Antonio-area breeders and owners strongly voice their opposition to this proposal. The […] | December 6, 2007
Ohio Bill Will Remove State BSL! Voice Your Support Now!
Ohio House Bill 366, sponsored by Representative Webster, has been referred to the House Committee on Infrastructure, Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs. If adopted, the bill will remove "pit bulls" from the definition of vicious dogs in state law. The American Kennel Club encourages all Ohio dog owners to write the committee members in support […] | November 19, 2007
Wisconsin Commercial Breeder/Consumer Protection Bills Introduced
Two new bills have been introduced in Wisconsin, both of which seek to regulate those classified as commercial breeders and provide remedies for purchasers of dogs. Assembly Bill 567, sponsored by Representative Lothian, has been assigned to the Assembly Committee on Consumer Protection and Personal Privacy; its companion, Senate Bill 308, is sponsored by Senator […] | November 9, 2007
San Antonio Ordinance is on the Move! Voice Your Opposition Now!
The American Kennel Club (AKC) and our Texas federation of owners, the Responsible Pet Owners Alliance (RPOA), remain deeply concerned with the proposed changes to San Antonio's animal ordinance. The proposed ordinance is unreasonable, unenforceable, and unfairly penalizes responsible dog breeders and owners. For example, if adopted, the new law will impose many burdensome restrictions, […] | October 11, 2007
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

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