Michigan Update: Bills Regarding Costs of Care Advance to Senate Floor
Yesterday, a Michigan Senate committee passed two bills (House Bills 4703 and 4704) that address the issue of animals being seized on certain serious cruelty charges, and the payment of their care during impoundment. Michigan residents are encouraged to use the contact information and talking points provided below to thank the lawmakers for positive changes […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/michigan-update-bills-regarding-costs-care-advance-senate-floor/ | June 15, 2022
Red Bay, AL: Pit Bull Ban Proposed
The City of Red Bay, Alabama has a proposal that seeks to restrict ownership of “pit bull” dogs and prohibit new pit bulls from coming into the city. Residents are encouraged to contact the mayor and city council members to respectfully state concerns, and to attend city meetings where the ordinance will be discussed.   […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/red-bay-al-pit-bull-ban-proposed/ | June 10, 2022
MA Action Alert: Oppose Restrictions on Responsible Dog Ownership, Training and Breeding!
The Massachusetts Senate could soon consider a bill with negative impacts on owning, breeding, and training dogs.  Massachusetts residents are strongly encouraged to use the information below to contact your State Senator TODAY and ask them to oppose Senate Bill 1322, as written. Summary: The Massachusetts Senate is being strongly encouraged to favorably pass SB […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ma-action-alert-oppose-restrictions-responsible-dog-ownership-training-breeding/ | June 10, 2022
California Update: Hearings Scheduled for Dog-Related Bills
AKC continues to monitor several bills impacting dog owners in California.   AKC is currently neutral on these bills and several contain AKC’s amendments. Below is information on bills with upcoming hearings and/or votes, along with information on how to contact the appropriate lawmakers.  AKC GR will continue to provide individual updates and alerts when necessary. […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/california-update-hearings-scheduled-dog-related-bills/ | June 9, 2022
Nashville/Davidson Co., TN Update: Animal Ordinance Withdrawn—Could Be Re-Filed
A problematic proposed ordinance that sought to amend Metro Nashville/Davidson County (TN) animal law was withdrawn by the sponsor last night. However, the same or an amended ordinance could be refiled. View AKC’s previous alert for more information on the withdrawn ordinance, BL2022-1252. What comes next:  A community meeting to discuss the animal ordinance is […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nashville-davidson-co-tn-update-animal-ordinance-withdrawn-re-filed/ | June 8, 2022
Nashville/Davidson Co., TN: Pet Limits, Overreaching Requirements on 2nd Vote TOMORROW
The American Kennel Club (AKC) learned today that an ordinance that seeks to significantly amend Metro Nashville/Davidson County (TN) animal law will receive a second vote tomorrow, June 7, 2022. What you can do:  Animal owners are urged to contact their council members IMMEDIATELY to express concerns and ask them to not approve the ordinance […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nashville-davidson-co-tn-pet-limits-overreaching-requirements-2nd-vote-tomorrow/ | June 6, 2022
New York Wrap-Up: Retail Ban Passes, but Many Victories for Dog Owners
The New York legislature has adjourned for the year.  Although the bill to prohibit the sale of purpose-bred pets at retail pet stores passed on the last day of session, there were also many victories this session for dog owners. AKC Government Relations thanks the Associated Dog Clubs of New York State and the many […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/new-york-wrap-retail-ban-passes-many-victories-dog-owners/ | June 6, 2022
Pinellas County, FL: Public Hearing on Pet Seller Ordinance Scheduled for June 7
The Pinellas County (FL) Board of County Commissioners has scheduled a public hearing on Tuesday, June 7, to discuss a proposed ordinance that seeks to ban opening new retail pet stores in the county, prevent the relocation or expansion of existing retail pet stores, and enact new requirements for retail pet stores. Click here, then […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/pinellas-county-fl-public-hearing-pet-seller-ordinance-scheduled-june-7/ | June 3, 2022
Wisconsin Update: Department Approves Fee Increases for Licensed Breeders
This week, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) finalized a number of fee increases for licensed sellers and dog facilities. The Dog Sellers and Facilities program began in 2011 and regulates facilities (including shelters), as well as individuals who sell 25 or more dogs per year, from at least three litters. […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/wisconsin-update-department-approves-fee-increases-licensed-breeders/ | June 3, 2022
Tennessee’s Two-year Legislative Session Ends with Wins for Dogs and Dog Owners
This week’s enactment of “Joker’s Law” wrapped up Tennessee’s 2021-2022 legislative session with several significant wins for dogs and dog owners. The American Kennel Club Government Relations team (AKC GR) thanks AKC club members, dog owners, sportsmen, allied organizations, and every individual who contacted lawmakers about legislation that affects our dogs. A special thank you […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/tennessees-two-year-legislative-session-ends-wins-dogs-dog-owners/ | June 3, 2022

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