OR Update: Push for “Animal Cruelty” Ballot Measure – Do Not Sign
AKC continues to track radical animal rights activists in their push to force a ballot initiative on Oregon voters for next November’s general election. Summary: To recap, IP 3, or “The Abuse, Neglect, and Assault Exemption Modification and Improvement Act” would have a devasting impact on everyday life for Oregonians, including: Ban all hunting and […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-push-animal-cruelty-ballot-measure-not-sign/ | September 8, 2023
California Update on Bills Impacting Dog Owners
The California Legislature is considering two bills impacting dog owners as the session nears its end. To see the complete list visit, the AKC legislative tracker in the AKC Legislative Action Center at www.akcgr.org.  AKC Government Relations (AKC GR) will continue to provide updates and alerts on these and other bills that could impact you. […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/california-update-bills-impacting-dog-owners-8/ | September 7, 2023
Comment Today on Rabies Importation Rules Proposed By CDC, Support Option 2
As noted in a July alert, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has proposed new rules to address the public health risks of dog-maintained rabies virus variant (DMRVV) associated with the importation of dogs from overseas. The CDC’s public comment period closes Friday, September 8, 2023.  The American Kennel Club (AKC) supports […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/comment-today-rabies-importation-rules-proposed-cdc-support-option-2/ | September 6, 2023
Federal Anti-Breeder Proposals: Time is Running Out, Contact Your Member of Congress
Animal Activists are pushing federal breeder restrictions that could require small hobby breeders to place their dogs in industrial, commercial-style kennels and impose arbitrary, one-size-fits-all requirements that could undermine proper care of dogs. Members of Congress are currently in their local, “home” districts. They are hearing from many anti-breeder activists who want the so-called Puppy […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/federal-anti-breeder-proposals-time-running-contact-member-congress/ | August 31, 2023
Florida: Sales Tax Holiday on Certain Pet Supplies through 9/8/23
A reminder from the American Kennel Club Government Relations Team:  A state sales tax holiday that is in effect through September 8, 2023, could be helpful for Florida dog owners affected by Hurricane Idalia and residents who wish to prepare for future weather events.  Among the items subject to the sales tax abatement are purchases […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/florida-sales-tax-holiday-certain-pet-supplies-9-8-23/ | August 31, 2023
Texas Licensed Breeder Advisory Committee Accepting Comments for September 1 Meeting
The next meeting of Texas’ Licensed Breeders Advisory Committee is scheduled for Friday, September 1, 2023, at 10AM.  The meeting will be held via video conference and will be broadcast live on the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation’s YouTube channel.  This meeting is a key part of the rulemaking process in response to the recent passage of […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/texas-licensed-breeder-advisory-committee-accepting-comments-september-1-meeting/ | August 25, 2023
TX: Law Requiring Kennels to Obtain Informed Consent Goes into Effect September 1
Starting September 1, 2023, Texas kennel facility operators (those who are providing boarding services for breeding, sheltering, training, hunting, “or similar purposes” for more than three dogs for compensation) will be required to provide written notice to dog and cat owners if their pet will be left unattended and the facility does not have a […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/tx-law-requiring-kennels-obtain-informed-consent-goes-effect-september-1/ | August 24, 2023
NC Reminder: Join AKC GR at Tarheel Shows to Learn About Being a United Voice for Dogs!
AKC Government Relations is hosting an informational meeting and discussion at the Tarheel Cluster dog shows on Saturday, September 2, to help you learn how we can work together to build a strong state federation in North Carolina and be a united voice for dogs in the state: Saturday, September 2, 2023 1:00-2:00 pm Judges […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nc-reminder-join-akc-gr-tarheel-shows-learn-united-voice-dogs/ | August 24, 2023
OK Breeder Update: New Seizure and Impoundment Regulations Adopted
Earlier this week, the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry adopted a final rule that allows for the seizure and impoundment of animals kept by commercial pet breeders and animal shelters in cases where the animals’ health, safety, or welfare is endangered or believed to be in imminent danger. The rule: Allows the department […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ok-breeder-update-new-seizure-impoundment-regulations-adopted/ | August 18, 2023
North Carolina: Join AKC GR at Tarheel Shows to Learn About Being a United Voice for Dogs!
As responsible dog owners and exhibitors, we do so much for our dogs.  Training, veterinary care, grooming – the list goes on.  One of the best things we can do is work together as club members, breeders, and handlers throughout the state to be a united federation in support of our dogs and our sport. […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/north-carolina-join-akc-gr-tarheel-shows-learn-united-voice-dogs/ | August 10, 2023

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