Miami-Dade County (FL): Support End to Pit Bull Ban, First Vote is Wednesday, 10/5
On October 5, 2016, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners is scheduled to hold a first reading on an ordinance to end the community’s “pit bull” ban. If the ordinance passes on this first reading, it will be assigned to a committee and a date will be set for a public hearing.  Concerned dog owners […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/miami-dade-county-support-end-pit-bull-ban/ | October 3, 2016
USDA/APHIS Explains Terminology Used in Inspection Reports
USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recently published definitions of terminology that will be used to better categorize information that appears in USDA inspection reports. A bulletin released by APHIS on September 22, 2016 defines new and existing terms and provides explanations and examples of how the terms are used in inspection reports. […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/aphis-kennel-inspection-terms/ | September 28, 2016
Palm Beach Co. (FL): Ordinance Could Restrict People Who Sell One Pet—Final Vote TOMORROW, 9/27
Tomorrow, September 27, 2016, the Palm Beach Board of County Commissioners will vote on proposed amendments to the county’s animal control ordinance. The provisions of the ordinance will be applicable to all incorporated and unincorporated areas of Palm Beach County, unless a municipal exemption applies. Although the proposal includes some positive provisions, the American Kennel […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/palm-beach-county-fl-ordinance-final-vote/ | September 26, 2016
New Mexico: Santa Fe Second Hearing Rescheduled for October- Contact the Commission
The Santa Fe County Commission has rescheduled its second public hearing on the proposed animal control laws for Tuesday, October 11, 2016.  The proposal is over 30 pages of updates to the county’s animal control laws and include many concerning provisions, including impounding and sterilizing any dog not in a fenced yard – even if […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/santa-fe-october-hearing/ | September 26, 2016
NJ Alert: SB 1013 Threatens Accepted Responsible Care Practices For Dog Shows and Travelling
New Jersey Senate Bill 1013 will be considered by the Senate Economic Growth Committee on Thursday September 29, 2016.  The AKC is concerned with many aspects of the bill, and urges all concerned dog owners in New Jersey, especially purebred dog fanciers and enthusiasts, to request that the members of the committee amend the bill […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nj-sb1013-threatens-responsible-care-dog-shows-travelling/ | September 26, 2016
Palm Beach County (FL) Ordinance Would Strike Exemption for Hobby Breeders and Redefine “Pet Dealer”
On September 27, 2016, the Palm Beach Board of County Commissioners will conduct a public hearing and final vote on proposed amendments to the animal control ordinance. The provisions of the ordinance will be applicable to all incorporated and unincorporated areas of Palm Beach County, unless a municipal exemption applies. Although the proposed ordinance includes […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/palm-beach-county-hearing/ | September 16, 2016
New Mexico: Second Santa Fe Hearing Scheduled, Contact the Commission
The Santa Fe County Commission will hold a second public hearing on a proposal that would impact county dog owners and fanciers.  The proposal is over 30 pages of updates to the county’s animal control laws and include many concerning provisions, including impounding and sterilizing any dog not in a fenced yard – even if […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/santa-fe-second-hearing/ | September 15, 2016
New Mexico: Santa Fe County Public Hearing on Breeder, Sterilization, Tethering Laws on Sept. 13
The Santa Fe County Commission is holding the first of two public hearings on Tuesday, September 13, on a proposal that would impact all dog owners residing or participating in events in the county. Those who reside or participate in events in the county are strongly encouraged to contact the committee, and if possible, attend […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/santa-fe-proposal-hearing/ | September 9, 2016
Michigan: Ask Committee to Support Bill Prohibiting Breed-Specific Laws on Wednesday, 9/7
The Michigan House Local Government Committee will be considering a bill on Wednesday, September 7, that will prohibit municipalities from enacting breed-specific laws.  Localities may still enact laws regulating dogs, so long as they do not single out specific breeds. The AKC supports Senate Bill 239, which protects the rights of dog owners while still […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/michigan-bsl-house-alert/ | September 6, 2016
Louisiana: Ouachita Parish Committee to Consider Mandatory Spay/Neuter Tonight
AKC Government Relations has just learned that the recently-formed Ouachita Parish Animal Shelter Citizens’ Advisory Committee will consider mandatory spay/neuter and breeder licensing recommendations at its meeting tonight.  It is imperative that all concerned Ouachita Parish residents, members of AKC-affiliated clubs, and fanciers and enthusiasts in the area appear at tonight’s public meeting and express […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/louisiana-ouachita-parish-animal-shelter-mandatory-spay-neuter-september1/ | September 1, 2016

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