Updated Iowa Info: New Animal Welfare Regulations Proposed, Public Comment Sought
Last week, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) posted new proposed regulations regarding animal welfare and is seeking public comment until October 30. IDALS is seeking public input and has indicated to the American Kennel Club that they want to hear from Iowa breeders and hobbyists.  AKC greatly appreciates that IDALS continues […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/updated-iowa-info-new-animal-welfare-regulations-proposed-public-comment-sought/ | October 16, 2019
North Carolina: Yancey County Considering their First Animal Control Ordinance on Monday (10/14)
On Monday, October 14, a group of local residents is expected to present a proposed animal ordinance to the Yancey County (NC) Board of Commissioners.  The group has been asking local residents to sign a petition in support, as the county currently has no local animal control laws.  The goal is to establish some basic […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/north-carolina-yancey-county-considering-first-animal-control-ordinance-monday-10-14/ | October 11, 2019
Iowa: New Animal Welfare Regulations Proposed, Public Comment Sought
October 9, 2019 Please forward to those who own, breed, and raise dogs in Iowa, as well as those involved with rescue activities in the state: This morning, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) posted new proposed regulations regarding animal welfare, and is seeking public comment until October 30. This comprehensive proposal, […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/iowa-new-animal-welfare-regulations-proposed-public-comment-sought/ | October 9, 2019
NH UPDATE: New Protections for Dog Owners to Become Effective January 2020
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 On January 1, 2020, New Hampshire dog owners facing false accusations of animal cruelty will benefit from new legal protections.  These changes will help ensure swift adjudication of complaints involving animals and ensure animal owners are not wrongfully deprived of their rights. As filed in the 2018 session by Senator Jeb […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nh-update-new-protections-dog-owners-become-effective-january-2020/ | October 9, 2019
Collier County, FL: Board of Commissioners to Discuss Limiting Pet Choice TOMORROW 10/8/19
October 7, 2019 The Collier County (FL) Board of Commissioners is scheduled to consider several proposals that could restrict consumer choice for residents who wish to add a dog to the family.  Concerned animal owners are encouraged to attend the meeting on October 8, 2019 to learn more about the proposals, and residents are urged […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/collier-county-fl-board-commissioners-discuss-limiting-pet-choice-tomorrow-10-8-19/ | October 7, 2019
North Carolina: Robeson County Seeking Feedback on Proposed Ownership Limits, Dangerous Dog Laws Tomorrow (10/3)
October 2, 2019 The Robeson County Board of Commissioners is holding a public meeting on Wednesday, October 3, to get feedback on numerous proposed changes to the county’s animal control laws, which were originally written in 1990. The proposed changes include limiting ownership to three dogs on a residential property (unless the dogs are kept […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/north-carolina-robeson-county-seeking-feedback-proposed-ownership-limits-dangerous-dog-laws-tomorrow-10-3/ | October 2, 2019
MD: Animal Law Vote Changes Delayed in Prince George’s County; Continue Contacting Officials!
September 27, 2019 Yesterday, a Prince George’s County committee held a public hearing on a proposal that would make several significant changes to the county’s animal laws.  The committee announced that no vote would be taken, but the measure would be brought back in the near future. AKC continues to encourage those who reside or […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/md-animal-law-vote-changes-delayed-prince-georges-county-continue-contacting-officials/ | September 27, 2019
NH UPDATE: State Budget Negotiated by Governor Includes New Pet Vendor Definition
Thursday, September 26, 2019 Despite concerns from New Hampshire residents, the Dog Owners of the Granite State (NH DOGS), AKC, and others, Governor Sununu re-negotiated a state budget with legislative leaders keeping intact the new definition of “pet vendor” and striking “commercial kennel” from state law. Click here to view our previous alert on the […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nh-update-state-budget-negotiated-governor-includes-new-pet-vendor-definition/ | September 26, 2019
Maryland: Prince George’s County Committee to Consider Significant Changes to Animal Laws Tomorrow (9/26)
September 25, 2019 A Prince George’s County (Maryland) policy committee is expected to consider numerous changes to the county’s animal laws at a hearing tomorrow, Thursday, September 26. Those who reside or participate in dog events and activities in Maryland are strongly encouraged to contact the Prince George’s County committee and express concerns with how […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/maryland-prince-georges-county-committee-consider-significant-changes-animal-laws-tomorrow-9-26/ | September 25, 2019
Stamford, CT Update: Proposed City-Wide Ban On Retail Pet Sales Held; Proponents Will Seek State Ban Instead
Friday, September 20, 2019 On August 20, AKC Government Relations (AKC GR) issued an alert that the Legislation and Rules Committee of Stamford, Connecticut’s Board of Representatives was scheduled to consider limiting consumer choice by requiring pet shops in the city that sell dogs and cats to source animals only from shelters and rescues.  At […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/stamford-ct-update-proposed-city-wide-ban-retail-pet-sales-held-proponents-will-seek-state-ban-instead/ | September 20, 2019

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