MA Update: Committee Again Extends Consideration Period for Concerning Legislation
Last June, the Massachusetts General Court’s Joint Municipalities and Regional Government Committee accepted public testimony on H.1774, S. 114, H. 1757, H.1758, H. 1822, H. 1823, and S. 1204, which seek: to impose regulatory oversight over personal and commercial kennels, mandate annual inspections of all kennels, and create consumer protection laws that exempt animal shelters […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ma-update-committee-extends-consideration-period-concerning-legislation/ | April 3, 2020
Edgewood, KY: City Council Member Proposes Dog Breeds Ban
On March 16, 2020, members of the Edgewood, Kentucky, city council discussed amendments to the city’s animal ordinance, including changes to vicious dog provisions.  During the meeting, one council member proposed including a ban on Rottweilers and “pit bulls”.  No action was taken. The American Kennel Club (AKC) supports reasonable, enforceable, non-discriminatory laws to govern […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/edgewood-ky-city-council-member-proposes-dog-breeds-ban/ | April 3, 2020
North Carolina Info: Wildlife Resources Commission Proposes Amendments to Dog Training and Field Trials Rule
The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is proposing amendments to the Dog Training and Field Trials rule.  The rule is being amended to provide for the issuance of field trial permits online, and to make organizational and technical changes. The most significant change under the proposed amended rule would allow individuals who want to conduct […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/north-carolina-info-wildlife-resources-commission-proposes-amendments-dog-training-field-trials-rule/ | April 2, 2020
Georgia: Shelter-In-Place Order Pending, Ask Governor to Designate Pet Care Businesses as Essential
According to Governor Brian Kemp’s staff, an executive order will be issued tomorrow (4/3/20) that is anticipated to include shelter-in-place requirements.  Georgia pet owners are urged to contact the governor’s office today and politely request that veterinarians and pet food/care businesses be designated as essential businesses/services and allowed to continue to operate subject to safe […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/georgia-shelter-place-order-pending-ask-governor-designate-pet-care-businesses-essential/ | April 2, 2020
Summary of Federal CARES Act
Dear AKC Club Officers and Delegates, Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we recognize that many of your clubs have had to make significant sacrifices, including cancelling the shows and events that you rely on for your viability. We want to assist you in every way possible. We have received a number of inquiries about whether […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/summary-of-federal-cares-act/ | April 1, 2020
USDA APHIS Updates Inspections Protocols During COVID-19 Pandemic
Today, the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s (APHIS) Animal Care Division provided an update on its inspection protocols for the federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA) licensees. APHIS Animal Care is continuing to conduct inspections when it becomes aware of serious welfare concerns.  Routine inspections are being limited based on Animal Care’s risk assessments […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/usda-aphis-updates-inspections-protocols-covid-19-pandemic/ | March 27, 2020
Stay Up to Date with AKC GR’s COVID-19 Policy Resources Page
The COVID-19 outbreak and rapidly evolving policy responses are having a significant impact on the lives of dog owners around the country. The AKC Government Relations Department remains committed to keeping you up to date on the latest information impacting you and your dogs. Our new COVID-19 resources page in the AKC Legislative Action Center […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/stay-date-akc-grs-covid-19-policy-resources-page/ | March 27, 2020
Washington: Application Available for Pet Services Not Declared Essential
On March 23, the State of Washington declared certain businesses as “essential” as part of its Stay at Home, Stay Healthy initiative in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. AKC appreciates that veterinary services and animal feed business have been considered essential to ensure the care of animals at this time. The American Kennel Club has requested […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/washington-application-available-pet-services-not-declared-essential/ | March 24, 2020
TSA Provides Guidance on Explosive Detection Canines
Late last week, the United States’ Transportation Security Administration (TSA) published new technical, medical, and behavioral standards recommendations for explosive detection canines. These standards are a response to legislation  (HR 4577 - the Domestic Explosives Canine Capacity Building Act) that the American Kennel Club (AKC) worked to advance in 2017 and 2018.  That legislation directed […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/tsa-provides-guidance-explosive-detection-canines/ | March 24, 2020
Update: State Exemptions Protecting Pet Care, Supplies and Services During Shutdown
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many states are shutting down all but what they deem to be essential services and businesses. Over the last week, AKC has reached out to government officials and also asked for your help in ensuring that pet supplies, pet care, and pet services are ruled “essential” (exempt) businesses so that […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-state-exemptions-protecting-pet-care-supplies-services-shutdown/ | March 23, 2020

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