CT Adjourns Legislative Session: No Bills Harmful to Dogs Adopted
Today, the Connecticut Senate formally closed the 2021 legislative session by adjourning sine die, a day after the House adjourned for the year.  The American Kennel Club (AKC) is pleased that the Connecticut Department of Agriculture’s bill impacting shelters was adopted, while bills that would have negatively impacted responsible dog owners and breeders were not. […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ct-adjourns-legislative-session-no-bills-harmful-dogs-adopted/ | June 17, 2021
Stamford, CT: Ask Committee to AMEND Proposed Tethering Ordinance
This Tuesday, June 22, the city of Stamford’s Legislative and Rules Committee has scheduled a public hearing at 7pm to receive input on a proposed tethering ordinance The committee made significant improvements to the original proposal over the past six months after receiving input from American Kennel Club Government Relations (AKC GR) and other stakeholders, […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/stamford-ct-ask-committee-amend-proposed-tethering-ordinance/ | June 16, 2021
NJ Update: Bill Targeting Large Dogs Held, Amendments Pending
Today, the New Jersey Assembly Appropriations Committee pulled A. 2401 - a bill that would impact owners of large dogs.  The committee intends to further amend the bill before consideration. AKC Government Relations thanks all who took the time to contact the committee to share your concerns and encourage you to continue to do so. […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nj-update-bill-targeting-large-dogs-held-amendments-pending/ | June 16, 2021
PA Informational Update: House Passes Bill to Increase Dog Law Funding
Recently, the Pennsylvania House passed legislation to provide an additional source of revenue to the Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement.  House Bill 142 would exempt excess Dog Law fines, fees and cost from being deposited into the Judicial Computer System Augmentation Account. Background: Since 1988, all fines, fees and costs collected by […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/pa-informational-update-house-passes-bill-increase-dog-law-funding/ | June 15, 2021
St. Landry Parish, LA – Ask Council Members to OPPOSE Overreaching Ordinance that Affects Animal Owners and Animal-Related Businesses
Immediate action is needed by animal owners and animal-related businesses in St. Landry Parish to oppose an overreaching proposed animal ordinance.  Among other problematic provisions, the proposed ordinance would: Trample the privacy rights of animal owners and animal-related businesses. Define any owner of two intact animals of the same species as a “breeder” and define […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/st-landry-parish-la-ask-council-members-oppose-overreaching-ordinance-affects-animal-owners-animal-related-businesses/ | June 15, 2021
NJ Action Alert: Bill Targeting Large Dogs Scheduled for Hearing Tomorrow, 6/16 – Take Action Today!
Amended Assembly Bill 2401, dubbed the “Responsible Dog Ownership Bill”, is scheduled for consideration by the Assembly Appropriations Committee tomorrow, June 16, 2021.  The American Kennel Club (AKC) is deeply concerned with the disparate impacts of this bill on owners of large dogs.  It is imperative that concerned New Jersey residents contact the members of […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nj-action-alert-bill-targeting-large-dogs-scheduled-hearing-tomorrow-6-16-take-action-today/ | June 15, 2021
Colorado Update: Ask Friends and Colleagues to Not Sign 2022 Animal Ballot Proposal Petition
Volunteers are currently circulating petitions throughout Colorado to put a measure on the November 2022 ballot that is claimed to protect animals, but portions of the proposal would result in significant harmful consequences for dogs, dog owners, breeders, and other animals and livestock. The proposal – known as Initiative 16, or the Preventing Animals from […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/colorado-update-ask-friends-colleagues-not-sign-2022-animal-ballot-proposal-petition/ | June 15, 2021
California Informational Update: House Passes Legislation Impacting Commercial Animal Blood Banks
The California Assembly recently passed Assembly Bill 1282, which establishes procedures for phasing out commercial blood banks for animals (also defined in the bill as “captive closed-colony” blood banks), which are facilities where animals are kept, raised, and housed for the sole purpose of blood collection. While the bill passed the Assembly in early June, […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/california-informational-update-house-passes-legislation-impacting-commercial-animal-blood-banks/ | June 15, 2021
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Breaking News: CDC To Suspend Importation of Dogs from Countries Classified as High Risk for Rabies
Today, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the temporary suspension of the importation of dogs from countries classified as high risk for canine rabies.  This suspension will also apply to dogs arriving from countries not considered a high risk if the dogs have been in a high-risk country during the […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/breaking-news-cdc-suspend-importation-dogs-countries-classified-high-risk-rabies/ | June 14, 2021
NJ Alert: Bills Impacting Large Dogs, Care After Seizure Up for Hearing on Tuesday, June 15 – Comment Today
Tomorrow, Tuesday, June 15, the New Jersey Senate Environment and Energy Committee is scheduled to consider two dog-related bills.  New Jersey residents are encouraged to contact the members of the committee and respectfully share their concerns. Senate Bill 3607 As introduced, S.3607, dubbed the “Responsible Dog Ownership Act”, seeks to establish new dog related rules, […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nj-alert-bills-impacting-large-dogs-care-seizure-hearing-tuesday-june-15-comment-today/ | June 14, 2021

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