Substantial Reduction in the Number of Abandoned Dogs Entering Shelters
Dog lovers all over the US have reason to celebrate news from the NAIA, which reported recently that the number of dogs entering US shelters has dropped significantly over the past few decades to new lows. Digging deeper into the matter, NAIA also learned that only about three percent of dogs in our country’s shelters […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/substantial-reduction-in-the-number-of-abandoned-dogs-entering-shelters/ | July 20, 2015
Stamford, Connecticut, Considering Significant Changes to City Animal Care Ordinance
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 A committee of Stamford, Connecticut’s Board of Representatives is currently considering changes to Chapter 111 of the City’s Code of Ordinances, which currently deals with “Dogs and Other Animals”.  The changes include use of the term “guardian” to describe the relationship between dogs and their owners and requires breeders to acquire […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/stamford-connecticut-animal-ordinance-changes-alert-1/ | June 30, 2015
New York Legislature Passes Three Measures Impacting Dog Owners, Hunting Dogs
The New York Legislature has adjourned and will likely not reconvene until 2016.  Prior to adjournment, three bills were passed that would directly impact dog owners.  The bills must still be sent to the governor for his approval or veto: Assembly Bill 6626/Senate Bill 5372 – Allowing Service/Therapy Dogs to Accompany Domestic Violence Victims: The […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/new-york-adjournment/ | June 30, 2015
NC Information: Budget Proposal Would Charge Sales Tax on Veterinary, Grooming, & Boarding Services
NC Information: Budget Proposal Would Charge Sales Tax on Veterinary, Grooming, and Boarding Services June 22, 2015 The North Carolina General Assembly is currently developing a state budget for the coming fiscal year.  A provision in the Senate version passed on June 18 would require that the general sales tax rate (currently 4.75%) be applied […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nc-information-budget-proposal-would-charge-sales-tax-on-veterinary-grooming-boarding-services/ | June 22, 2015
Washoe County, NV UPDATE – GOOD NEWS!
June 17, 2015 AKC has learned that these ordinances have been pulled from the June 23rd agenda. The Washoe County Commission has directed animal services to return to the drafting board and has indicated that they do not want ordinances that will negatively impact responsible breeders or animal oriented businesses in a negative manner. AKC […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/washoe-county-nv-update/ | June 17, 2015
PA Senate to Consider Legislation Impacting Field Trials/Dog Training
June 17, 2015 The Pennsylvania Senate Game and Fisheries Committee has approved Senate Bill 77, which would make several changes regarding dog training areas, including providing protections for dogs actively training or participating in field trials. Read AKC’s previous legislative alert for more information on this bill.  The bill is now under consideration by the […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/pa-senate-to-consider-legislation-impacting-field-trials-dog-training/ | June 17, 2015
Washoe County, NV to Consider Onerous New Regulation of Hobby Breeders, Other Animal Enterprises
June 16, 2015 On June 23rd the Washoe County Board of Commissioners will be considering changes to their animal control ordinance that will define commercial animal establishments and commercial breeders. Two separate ordinances are proposed. The ordinances will impose significant fees and burdens on small, local, responsible breeders. State law already defines and regulates certain […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/washoe-county-nv-regulations-hobby-breeders-animal-enterprises/ | June 16, 2015
Oregon State Senate to Vote on Debarking Ban MONDAY, June 15th
June 12, 2015 The Oregon State Senate is scheduled to vote on House Bill 3494 on Monday, June 15th and your opposition is needed! The measure will ban the practice of debarking unless it is medically necessary to treat an injury, illness, or congenital defect.  This legislation restricts the rights of responsible dog owners to […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/oregon-state-senate-to-vote-on-debarking-ban-monday-june-15th/ | June 12, 2015
PA Committee to Consider Legislation Impacting Field Trials/Dog Training
June 12, 2015 The Pennsylvania Senate Game and Fisheries Committee is scheduled to consider a bill on Tuesday, June 16, that would make several changes regarding dog training areas, including providing protections for dogs actively training or participating in field trials. Background: Senate Bill 77 creates a number of new provisions, including: Making it unlawful […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/pa-committee-to-consider-legislation-impacting-field-trials-dog-training/ | June 12, 2015
Ask NY Senate to Allow Service/Therapy Dogs to Accompany Domestic Violence Victims
June 11, 2015 The New York Assembly has approved a bill that would allow victims of domestic violence to bring their service or therapy dogs with them if they need to go to an emergency shelter. The AKC supports Assembly Bill 6626, which recognizes the important role these animals provide, and the complex dynamic involving […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ask-ny-senate-to-allow-service-therapy-dogs-to-accompany-domestic-violence-victims/ | June 11, 2015

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