Montana: Hearing on Expansion of Animal Seizure Bond Provisions 1/20/15
The Montana Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider Senate Bill 115 on January 20, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. This bill would expand provisions regarding bonds for care of seized animals. The American Kennel Club’s concerns with SB 115 include, but are not limited to: SB 115 would limit the court’s discretion in cases of […] | January 20, 2015
New Jersey Legislation Would Allow Service Dogs on School Buses
Current New Jersey law allows students with a disability to bring service animals into classrooms and school grounds, but fails to specifically allow them to bring service animals (including service dogs) onto school busses. New Jersey Assembly Bill 3690 and Senate Bill 2601 seek to remedy that oversight by clearly allowing disabled students to bring […] | January 19, 2015
NY Alert: Montgomery Co. Considering Home-Based Breeder Regulations This Week
Last week, Montgomery County conducted a public hearing on a measure to license and regulate home-based breeders and establish many new requirements for breeders in the county. The County Executive has until next week to determine whether to sign, amend, or veto the proposal. Thanks to the many breeders and dog owners who contacted the […] | December 23, 2014
NYC Update: Mayor to Hold Public Hearing on Pet Seller Legislation on December 23
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is holding a public hearing on Tuesday, December 23 prior to the possible signing of a number of measures. The agenda includes the legislation recently passed by the New York City Council that would, among other provisions, require all pet shops to sterilize dogs prior to sale- regardless […] | December 22, 2014
NYC Expected to Vote on Mandatory Spay/Neuter of Certain Dogs on December 17
The New York City Council is expected to vote tomorrow on a series of measures that would create many new requirements for anyone who meets the definition of "pet shop" (defined in this proposal as those who sell more than 25 dogs/year). While many positive amendments were made that improve the bill and protect dogs […] | December 17, 2014
NY Alert: Montgomery Co. to Hold Final Hearing on Home Breeder Regulations TOMORROW (12/17)
The Montgomery County (NY) Legislature has approved a very problematic new law that, among other provisions, would require annual licensing, additional fees, and inspections of anyone who breeds a dog. Prior to the County Executive making a final determination, the county has agreed to host a public hearing TOMORROW, Wednesday, December 17. Dog owners and […] | December 16, 2014
Michigan Breeder and Shelter Regulations Bill Passes House, Contact the Senate TODAY
The Michigan House of Representatives has passed House Bill 5095, which seeks to limit the number of dogs that can be kept on a single premises and defines "large scale commercial breeder kennel" based on the number of intact female dogs someone owns, rather than actual breeding and sales. Click here for more information and […] | December 9, 2014
Michigan Breeder and Shelter Regulations Bill Placed On Thursday, December 4th House Agenda
The AKC Government Relations Department has learned that House Bill 5095, which seeks to limit the number of dogs that can be kept on a single premises and defines "large scale commercial breeder kennel", has been added to the House of Representatives agenda for Thursday, December 4, 2014, as a "Possible Addition" to the bills […] | December 3, 2014
Justice Served: Moreauville, LA, Vicious Dog Ordinance Repealed!
Yesterday, officials with the Village of Moreauville, Louisiana, repealed their recently-enacted vicious breed ban. The law had classified Rottweilers and “pit bulls” as vicious, and required owners to surrender their dogs to local authorities for “disposition” or to move their dogs outside of the town. Further, officials had previously approved the use of tranquilizer rifles […] | December 2, 2014
Moreauville, LA Update: BSL Emergency Town Hall Meeting Scheduled for Monday, Dec. 1
The Village of Moreauville will hold a public meeting Monday, December 1, 2014, to further discuss its recently-adopted draconian vicious dog ordinance. It is vital that all concerned dog owners contact Moreauville officials and express strong opposition to this drastic, unjust, and unnecessary ordinance. RECAP: Last month, the Moreauville Board of Aldermen passed a breed-specific […] | November 27, 2014

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