Pennsylvania: Ask Grove City to Not Limit Dog Ownership
January 15, 2019 Grove City, Pennsylvania, has introduced a proposal that could limit residents to owning three dogs. As introduced, the proposal states that a kennel license would be required for keeping more than three dogs at a residence, but it is unclear how one would obtain a kennel license, what would be required for […] | January 15, 2019
NJ Bill Seeks to Ban Pet Leasing– URGE AMENDMENTS TODAY
Monday, January 14, 2019 New Jersey Assembly Bill 4552 seeks to prohibit the leasing of dogs and cats.  The American Kennel Club (AKC) is concerned that the bill may impact the ability of responsible breeders to enter into limited-term leases for the purposes of breeding.  Such leases have historically been used by AKC’s preservationist breeders […] | January 14, 2019
UPDATE: AKC Request for Changes to be Considered by New Haven Board
January 8, 2019 Last night, the New Haven Board of Alders incorporated into its public record the AKC’s request and suggested amendments to its recently-amended animal ordinance.  After AKC Government Relations (AKC GR) and a board member of the Connecticut Federation of Dog Clubs and Responsible Dog Owners met with the Mayor of New Haven […] | January 8, 2019
Buffalo, NY Voting on Tethering Proposal on Wednesday (12/26)
December 20, 2018 The Buffalo Common Council is expected to vote on Wednesday, December 26, on a proposal that would prohibit the humane tethering of dogs outdoors for over one hour unless the temperature is above 32 degrees or below 90 degrees, including a vague provision that may even impact walking a dog on a […] | December 20, 2018
Buffalo, NY to Considering Tethering Restrictions TOMORROW (12/18)
AKC Government Relations just learned that the Buffalo Common Council Legislative Committee is considering a proposal tomorrow (Tuesday, December 18) that would prohibit the humane tethering of dogs outdoors for over one hour unless the temperature is above 32 degrees or below 90 degrees. Those who reside or participate in dog events in Buffalo are […] | December 17, 2018
Manteca, CA, to Consider Limiting Pet Ownership to Three Dogs and Three Cats TOMORROW (12/18)
December 17, 2018 The City of Manteca, California, is considering a new ordinance that will prohibit residents from owning more than three dogs or three cats over 4 months of age.  To legally own more than three dogs, a resident would need a city kennel license. The city council will consider this proposed ordinance at […] | December 17, 2018
Conference Committee’s Final Draft of Farm Bill Includes AKC Priorities
December 11, 2018 On Monday evening, U.S.  House and Senate conferees released a final compromise version of the federal Farm Bill (HR 2) which includes important priorities regarding animal importation and domestic violence. The measure could go to the House of Representatives for a vote as soon as Wednesday, and to the Senate by the […] | December 11, 2018
Ask Michigan House to Support Ban on Breed-Specific Laws
The Michigan House is expected to consider a bill as soon as Wednesday, December 12, that protects the rights of responsible dog owners in the state by prohibiting municipalities from enacting breed-specific policies. Municipalities would still be permitted to enact other policies and regulations on dog owners, so long as these laws do not target […] | December 11, 2018
NY Success: Albany County Amends Dogs in Cars Bill to Address Concerns, Protect Dogs
December 7, 2018 The Albany County Legislature has adopted an amended version of a proposal designed to protect dogs left unattended in vehicles when their health and safety could be at risk. The AKC Government Relations Department would like to thank everyone who called, emailed, and attended the hearing in Albany County, NY. Because of […] | December 7, 2018
UPDATE: AKC Request for Amendments to Animal Ordinance Being Sent to New Haven Board of Alders & Mayor
AKC Government Relations and a board member of the Connecticut Federation of Dog Clubs and Responsible Dog Owners, met with the Mayor of New Haven, CT and her staff yesterday to discuss in detail the concerns of dog owners and breeders with the animal ordinance enacted by the city’s Board of Alders on November 8th. […] | December 6, 2018

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