New York Alert: Extensive Breeder Regulations to be Considered Tuesday, May 18
New York Assembly Bill 5507, known as "Charlemagne’s Law", will be considered by the New York Assembly Agriculture Committee tomorrow, Tuesday, May 18. Among its many provisions, the bill seeks to amend the state’s existing definition of "pet dealer", creates a new definition of "commercial kennels", and seeks to impact those designated as such with […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/new-york-alert-extensive-breeder-regulations-to-be-considered-tuesday/ | May 17, 2010
Hollister, CA to Consider Mandatory Spay/Neuter of Chihuahuas and Pit Bulls
The Hollister City Council has given the city attorney permission to draft an ordinance to mandate the sterilization of all Chihuahuas and "pit bulls" in city limits. This is in response to a recent report by the Hollister Animal Control stating that there has been a significant increase in shelter intake, euthanasia, and dog attacks […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/hollister-ca-to-consider-mandatory-spay-neuter-of-chihuahuas-and-pit-b/ | May 13, 2010
Louisiana Parish Seeks Breed-Specific Law
A panel of volunteers appointed by the Point Coupee Police Jury has recommended breed-specific changes to the Parish’s animal control ordinance, which it will consider at its meeting on May 25. The American Kennel Club strongly opposes breed-specific legislation, and encourages all Point Coupee residents to contact the members of the Parish’s Police Jury listed […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/louisiana-parish-seeks-breed-specific-law/ | May 12, 2010
Urgent Missouri Alert: Voice Support of HJR 86 Before Friday, May 14!
The Missouri Legislature adjourns this Friday, May 14, and your calls and e-mails are making a difference! Now more than ever, it is important that your senator knows that you support House Joint Resolution 86. The AKC and Missouri Federation of Animal Owners request that you call your senator one more time and ask them […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/urgent-missouri-alert-voice-support-of-hjr-86-before-friday-may-14/ | May 11, 2010
Ohio Update: Senate Committee Will Consider Amendments to SB 95 on May 11
The Ohio Senate State & Local Government & Veterans Affairs Committee will likely consider amendments to Senate Bill 95 during its meeting on May 11, 2010. While no draft is currently available, the AKC understands that these amendments will further clarify changes that were previously adopted by the committee. No public testimony will be allowed […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ohio-update-senate-committee-will-consider-amendments-to-sb-95-on-may/ | May 10, 2010
New Orleans Alert: City Council to Consider Mandatory Spay/Neuter Ordinance on Thursday, May 6
The AKC Government Relations Department has confirmed that the New Orleans City Council will consider a mandatory spay/neuter ordinance this Thursday, May 6, 2010. The proposal, in a purported effort to address three well-publicized dog bite incidents in New Orleans, seeks to require all dogs be sterilized by six months of age or require their […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/new-orleans-alert-city-council-to-consider-mandatory-spay-neuter-ordin/ | May 4, 2010
Urgent Missouri Alert: Voice Support of HJR 86 Today!
Missouri House Joint Resolution 86 seeks to allow Missouri voters the opportunity to add state constitutional protection for agricultural activities and the raising of domestic animals. The American Kennel Club and the Missouri Federation of Animal Owners both strongly support HJR 86. The resolution has already passed the state House of Representatives and is currently […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/urgent-missouri-alert-voice-support-of-hjr-86-today/ | May 3, 2010
Oklahoma Call to Action: Contact Governor Henry Now!
The AKC Government Relations Department expects Oklahoma Senate Bill 1712 to be sent to Governor Brad Henry soon for his signature or veto. It is imperative that all responsible dog breeders and owners in Oklahoma contact Governor Henry immediately and respectfully ask him to veto this bill. Bill Summary: Known as the "Commercial Pet Breeders […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/oklahoma-call-to-action-contact-governor-henry-now/ | April 29, 2010
Urgent: Amended Okla. SB 1712 Heading for Final Vote
In a quick parliamentary action late yesterday, Oklahoma SB 1712 was further amended and is now set to receive a final Senate vote today, Tuesday April 27. The new amended version further expands government regulation of anyone who breeds dogs or cats and who owns more than 11 intact females of either species. The bill’s […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/urgent-amended-okla-sb-1712-heading-for-final-vote/ | April 27, 2010
Oklahoma Update: Still Time to Call Senators!
The American Kennel Club has learned that the Oklahoma Senate has approved Senate Bill 1712 by a vote of 29-17. However, the Senate now has 36 hours to reconsider its vote. It is vital that all concerned responsible dog breeders in Oklahoma call their State Senator today. Respectfully oppose the Senate’s attempt at quickly moving […]https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/oklahoma-update-still-time-to-call-senators/ | April 27, 2010