CA Spay/Neuter Bill Vote To Be April 24th
Today, the California Assembly Business and Professions Committee discussed Assembly Bill 1634, known as the California Health Pets Act. However, at the request of its sponsor, Assemblyman Lloyd Levine, the bill will be further considered at the committee's April 24th meeting, during which a vote will be taken. It is possible that AB 1634 will […] | April 11, 2007
URGENT – CA Spay/Neuter Bill to Be Amended – Continued Opposition Needed!
Assembly Bill 1634, the California bill that will require any dog or cat over the age of four months to be spayed or neutered will be revised with even more burdensome requirements. The bill still does not make any provision for animals in the state only for a short time or those who are competing […] | April 5, 2007
Introduction of Tethering Bills in Multiple States
The Canine Legislation Department is currently monitoring numerous state bills proposing laws that would ban, restrict, or limit the practice of tethering dogs. AKC recognizes that under certain circumstances, responsible tethering is an appropriate method of containing a dog. As many of these bills severely restrict a dog owner’s right to responsibly tether an animal, many […] | April 3, 2007
Texas Committee to Consider Dangerous Dog Bill Tomorrow
Texas House Bill 1355, authored by Representative Gattis, will be considered by the House County Affairs Committee, 2PM Wednesday, April 4, at the Capitol in Austin, Room E2.016. AKC’s Texas federation, the Responsible Pet Owners Alliance, has serious concerns about this bill, especially regarding the provision that a first-time offense would be considered a felony […] | April 3, 2007
California Mandatory Spay/Neuter Bill Assigned to Committee – Speak Out Now!
California Assembly Bill 1634, known as the California Healthy Pets Act, was assigned to the Assembly Business and Professions Committee on Monday, March 26. It seeks to require the mandatory spaying or neutering of all dogs or cats over four months of age, unless the owner acquires an intact animal permit. It is imperative that […] | March 27, 2007
Hillsborough County, Florida Considers Dangerous Dog Ordinance Changes
Hillsborough County Animal Services is holding a series of meetings on dangerous dogs. It is important that as many concerned dog owners as possible participate in these meetings. AKC will provide updates as details of a specific proposal become available. The meetings will be held at 2pm on both Thursday March 22nd and Monday March […] | March 21, 2007
UPDATE: MN Dog and Cat Breeders Act Pulled from Agenda
Please be advised that Minnesota HF 1046, the Dog and Cat Breeders Act, has been pulled from today's agenda for the House Public Safety and Criminal Justice Committee. The bill was to be considered at 6:30PM today. The Canine Legislation Department will continue to monitor legislative activities in Minnesota, and will advise as developments warrant. […] | March 15, 2007
Mandator Spay/Neuter Bill In New Mexico Dies
Representative Gutierrez’s office has confirmed that HB 1106, the Pet Owner Responsibility Act will not move forward this session. Congratulations to the fanciers and concerned dog owners who took the time to educate their legislators about this important issue.   New Mexico Bill to Make Spay and Neuter Mandatory [Wednesday, February 14, 2007 New Mexico […] | March 9, 2007
Statewide Spay and Neuter Bill Introduced in California Legislature
California Assemblyman Lloyd Levine introduced the "California Healthy Pets Act" (AB 1634) on Friday, February 23rd. This proposed legislation will require that all cats and dogs over the age of four months must be spayed or neutered unless the owner acquires an intact animal permit. Failure to comply with the provisions of the bill carries […] | March 5, 2007

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