Florida Amendment 13 to Ban Greyhound Racing in Connection with Wagering Passes, No Impact on AKC Events Expected
Yesterday, Florida voters approved a new state constitutional amendment that will phase out commercial dog racing in the state in connection with wagering by 2020. Passage of this amendment means that Florida will join 40 other U.S. states that ban this practice.  The amendment passed with 69% of voters supporting the amendment.  The amendment provides that after December […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/florida-amendment-13-ban-greyhound-racing-connection-wagering-passes-no-impact-akc-events-expected/ | November 7, 2018
UPDATE: Douglas County, CO Postpones Hearing, Continues to Work With Local Dog Owners
Douglas County, Colorado, has postponed a meeting that was scheduled for tonight on several new proposed laws, including regulations for nuisance/barking dogs and dogs considered “potentially dangerous.” The county has postponed the meeting so that they can continue to work with the Colorado Federation of Dog Clubs and local dog owners on positive amendments to […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-douglas-county-co-postpones-hearing-continues-work-local-dog-owners/ | November 6, 2018
Fort Smith, AR: $500 Annual Intact Dog License, Breeding Restrictions Proposed
Numerous news sources report that the Fort Smith, Arkansas Animal Services Advisory Board has drafted proposed changes to the animal ordinance that would include a $500 annual license for intact dogs and cats in the city. News reports further indicate that the $500 annual unaltered dog or cat license would be considered a “business license” […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/fort-smith-ar-500-annual-intact-dog-license-breeding-restrictions-proposed/ | November 2, 2018
IN: Noble County Update- Breeder Restrictions Hearing Rescheduled for November 26- Contact the County
Noble County Commissioners postponed their vote on a proposal that would restrict virtually all breeding in the county, thanks to the significant feedback they received from the community. Among other provisions, the proposed laws would require a license for anyone who breeds a litter and sells or gives away even one dog.  The number of […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/noble-county-update-breeder-restrictions-hearing-rescheduled-november-26-contact-county/ | October 30, 2018
NJ Alert: Amended Shamong Ordinance Still Features Ownership, Breeding Limits
The Township Committee of Shamong, New Jersey, is expected to consider amended proposed changes to its animal ordinances at its upcoming Wednesday, November 7, 2018, meeting.  Due to the successful outreach of concerned local stakeholders, the Township Committee eliminated some troublesome provisions of earlier proposals, including a ban on future breeders and kennels and pet […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nj-alert-amended-shamong-ordinance-still-features-ownership-breeding-limits/ | October 30, 2018
Update: Albany County, NY: Your Voice Was Heard: Two Problematic Dog Bills Tabled
The Albany County Legislature has tabled two bills impacting dog ownership following a public hearing last week. Proposal “G” would have limited tethering, and as written would not have allowed for temporary tethering, even if the owner is with the dog. Proposal “H” in part would have allowed any person to enter a vehicle to […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-albany-county-ny-voice-heard-two-problematic-dog-bills-tabled/ | October 29, 2018
New Jersey: Groomer Bill Scheduled for General Assembly Vote, Monday, October 29
New Jersey Assembly Bill 3044, which seeks to create state oversight of dog groomers, was amended again earlier this week and is now scheduled for consideration and a vote by the full General Assembly this Monday, October 29, 2018.  The American Kennel Club (AKC) appreciates recent amendments, including clarification that individuals who groom a dog […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/new-jersey-groomer-bill-scheduled-general-assembly-vote-monday-october-29/ | October 25, 2018
CO Update: Aurora Hearing Postponed, City Seeks Public Input
AKC Government Relations has been notified by an Aurora city official that action on the animal ordinance proposal has been postponed. In addition, the city is seeking further public input on the proposal. The proposal includes limiting ownership to three dogs of any age, except for one litter whelped on the premises, and removing the […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/co-update-aurora-hearing-postponed-city-seeks-public-input/ | October 23, 2018
UPDATE: Douglas County, CO Willing to Consider Amendments to Proposed Dog Laws
Douglas County, Colorado, has indicated its willingness to work with the dog-owning and breeding community to develop effective laws, after a successful public workshop held on October 18. The workshop was scheduled to discuss several new proposed laws, including regulations for nuisance/barking dogs and dogs considered “potentially dangerous.” The AKC would like to thank the […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-douglas-county-co-willing-consider-amendments-proposed-dog-laws/ | October 22, 2018
Atlanta, GA to Consider Limits on Consumer Choice, Barking Dog Laws on October 23
The City of Atlanta’s Public Safety & Legal Administration Committee is scheduled to vote on an ordinance to on Tuesday, October 23, that would restrict sourcing of animals to pet stores. Instead, they would only be allowed to provide animals from shelters or rescues. Even if you do not personally provide dogs to pet stores, […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/atlanta-ga-consider-limits-consumer-choice-barking-dog-laws-october-23/ | October 19, 2018

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