TX ACTION UPDATE: AKC-Supported Substitute to Pet Store Bill Adopted by Senate Committee—Express Support for CSHB 1818 Today!
Today, the Texas Senate Business and Commerce Committee adopted a substitute to House Bill 1818. Originally and as passed by the Texas House, HB 1818 would have limited the sources of dogs and cats sold by certain Texas pet stores to only those sourced from animal control agencies, animal shelters, and animal rescue organizations.  The […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/tx-action-update-akc-supported-substitute-pet-store-bill-adopted-senate-committee-express-support-cshb-1818-today/ | May 18, 2021
MA: Express Your Support Today for “Nero’s Law”, Allowing Emergency Care to Police K-9s
The Massachusetts Senate is scheduled to begin debating its fiscal priorities in SB 3, its version of the budget bill, on Tuesday, May 25, 2021.  In an effort to further support the use of police K-9s in the Commonwealth, Senator Mark Montigny has filed Amendment #580, the text from “Nero’s Law”, as an amendment to […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ma-express-support-today-neros-law-allowing-emergency-care-police-k-9s/ | May 18, 2021
TX Alert: Corpus Christi City Council to Consider Animal Ordinance Changes Tomorrow, May 18
AKC has just learned that the city council of Corpus Christi, Texas, is scheduled to consider extensive changes to the city’s animal ordinances on Tuesday, May 18.  The American Kennel Club (AKC) has concerns with the proposal’s  requirement that all dogs be spay/neutered on a first redemption from the city’s animal shelter; and believes that […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/tx-alert-corpus-christi-city-council-consider-animal-ordinance-changes-tomorrow-may-18/ | May 17, 2021
Illinois: Two Harmful Proposals Still Active in Legislature – Call Today
Although the Illinois session is expected to wind down over the next few weeks, two important bills that would undermine impact responsible dog ownership remain active in the state legislature. AKC and the Illinois Federation of Dog Clubs are working to advocate and communicate our position to legislators, and we need your help!  We urge […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/illinois-two-harmful-proposals-still-active-legislature-call-today/ | May 17, 2021
TX Action Alert Update: HB 1818 Scheduled for Committee Hearing 8AM Tomorrow, May 18—Last Chance to Express Opposition
Texas House Bill 1818, which seeks to limit most Texas pet stores from selling purpose-bred dogs, is scheduled to be considered by the Senate Business and Commerce Committee, tomorrow, Tuesday, May 18, at 8AM.  The American Kennel Club (AKC) and a broad coalition of interest groups strongly oppose HB 1818. With legislative deadlines and the […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/tx-action-alert-update-hb-1818-scheduled-committee-hearing-8am-tomorrow-may-18-last-chance-express-opposition/ | May 17, 2021
New York Committee to Consider Troublesome Non-Economic Damages for Pets on Tuesday – Call Today!
On Tuesday, May 18, the New York Senate Judiciary Committee is considering a bill that would allow a person to receive damages for mental distress or emotional harm caused by the injury or death of a companion animal. Although such concepts may sound benign, they represent a potential change in the legal status of animals […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/new-york-committee-consider-troublesome-non-economic-damages-pets-tuesday-call-today/ | May 14, 2021
MA Action Alert: Contact Joint Judiciary Committee About Dog-Related Bills Up for Hearing on Wednesday, May 19
At its Wednesday, May 19, 2021, hearing, the Massachusetts General Court’s Joint Judiciary Committee will consider multiple dog-related bills.  The American Kennel Club (AKC) supports five proposals and opposes four.  AKC encourages all concerned Massachusetts residents to contact the members of the Joint Judiciary Committee to express support of H. 1656, H. 1824, S. 1111, […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ma-action-alert-contact-joint-judiciary-committee-dog-related-bills-hearing-wednesday-may-19/ | May 13, 2021
Chicago Update: Chicago Passes Ordinance Without Hobby Breeder Regulations
The Chicago City Council has passed a revised ordinance that further regulates pet store sourcing but removed the hobby breeder requirements that would have placed onerous and potentially impossible requirements on hobbyists in the city. For the past year, AKC Government Relations and the Illinois Federation of Dog Clubs and Owners (IFDCO) have been working […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/chicago-update-chicago-passes-ordinance-without-hobby-breeder-regulations/ | May 13, 2021
TX Urgent Action Alert: Your Opposition Needed to Defeat Harmful Anti-Consumer Choice, Anti-Breeder Bill
Texas House Bill 1818, which seeks to limit most Texas pet stores from selling purpose-bred dogs, has been assigned to the Senate Business and Commerce Committee, which is expected to consider it next Tuesday, May 18th.  The American Kennel Club (AKC) and a broad coalition of interest groups strongly oppose HB 1818. With legislative deadlines […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/tx-urgent-action-alert-opposition-needed-defeat-harmful-anti-consumer-choice-anti-breeder-bill/ | May 13, 2021
North Carolina: Burke County to Consider Modified Breeder Regulations on May 18
On Tuesday, May 18, the Burke County Commission will be considering several changes to county laws regarding the breeding, care, and selling of dogs and cats in the county. Those who wish to comment or testify in the meeting are encouraged to do so via the information below (Scroll down for details). Summary and Background: […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/north-carolina-burke-county-consider-modified-breeder-regulations-may-18/ | May 13, 2021

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