CA Action Alert (Updated): AB 485 Scheduled for Committee Hearing July 17 ‘ Contact Members Now!
It is imperative that all California residents contact the members of the Committee and their state senator and express opposition to AB 485, which is scheduled for consideration by the State Senate Committee on Business, Professions, and Economic Development on Monday, July 17. The bill seeks to prohibit pet retailers from selling pets (including dogs, […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ca-action-alert-updated-ab-485-scheduled-for-committee-hearing-july-17-contact-members-now/ | July 11, 2017
MASS. ACTION ALERT: JOINT JUDICIARY COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER GUARDIANSHIP, REGISTRY BILLS ON JULY 18
The Massachusetts' General Court's Joint Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider two bills of great concern to the American Kennel Club at its Tuesday, July 18, hearing. H.2290 seeks to change the legal status of pets from personal property to companion animals, while H.852 seeks to establish an animal abuse registry and impose certain additional […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/mass-action-alert-joint-judiciary-committee-to-consider-guardianship-registry-bills-on-july-18/ | July 6, 2017
Illinois Legislature Approves Bill Infringing on Ownership Rights- Call the Governor!
Yesterday the Illinois House rushed a final approval of a measure that would increase the instances in which an animal is seized on suspicion of cruelty.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/illinois-legislature-approves-bill-infringing-on-ownership-rights-call-the-governor/ | June 28, 2017
Illinois Bill Advancing That Could Result in More Animal Impoundments ‘ Call Today!
A bill is quickly advancing through the Illinois House of Representatives that would increase the instances in which an animal is seized on suspicion of cruelty. This may result in more Illinois dog owners losing their animals even if they are ultimately found not guilty or charges are dropped.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/illinois-bill-advancing-that-could-result-in-more-animal-impoundments-call-today/ | June 27, 2017
USDA Announces Updates to Inspection Guide
The USDA has announced that revisions have been made to its Inspection Guide to provide clarification to USDA inspectors.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/usda-announces-updates-to-inspection-guide/ | June 26, 2017
Hillsborough Co (FL): Dog Trainer Permits & ‘Puppy/Kitten Mill’ Definition on Agenda Wednesday, 6/28
At its meeting on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, the Hillsborough County Animal Advisory Committee is scheduled to discuss an ordinance that would regulate, set requirements for, and establish fees for dog training businesses and dog trainers in the county.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/hillsborough-co-fl-dog-trainer-permits-puppy-kitten-mill-definition-on-agenda-wednesday-6-28/ | June 23, 2017
Morristown, NJ, to Consider Pet Store Sales Restrictions on Tuesday, June 27
The American Kennel Club (AKC) emphatically supports freedom of choice in selecting a pet. AKC actively promotes efforts to ensure that people are educated, understand the demands of responsible ownership and have access to a pet that is right for them.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/morristown-nj-to-consider-pet-store-sales-restrictions-on-tuesday-june-27/ | June 23, 2017
CA INFO: Monday’s Hearing for AB 485, the Pet Sales Restriction Bill, Rescheduled
AKC Government Relations (AKC GR) has just learned that California AB 485, the pet sales restrictions bill, has been rescheduled for consideration by the Senate Business, Professions, and Economic Development Committee.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ca-info-mondays-hearing-for-ab-485-the-pet-sales-restriction-bill-rescheduled/ | June 23, 2017
New Jersey Assembly to Consider Bill Infringing on Ownership Rights
The New Jersey Assembly could consider a bill as soon as Thursday, June 22, that allows for the seizure and permanent forfeiture of animals taken pursuant to an allegation 'but without a conviction'of animal cruelty.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/new-jersey-assembly-to-consider-bill-infringing-on-ownership-rights/ | June 20, 2017
CDC Changes Application Process to Import Dogs Considered Inadequately Immunized Against Rabies
Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced changes to the application process to import a dog inadequately immunized against rabies. Effective August 18, 2017, an importer must apply online for a Permit to Import a Dog Inadequately Immunized Against Rabies at least 10 days before arriving into the United States with the dog.
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/cdc-changes-application-process-to-import-dogs-considered-inadequately-immunized-against-rabies/ | June 20, 2017

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