Texas Info: Legislature Required Updates to State-Licensed Dog Breeders Rules Proposed
Last year, Texas Governor Abbott signed SB 1531 into law, which added pleas of “no contest” to animal cruelty charges as a ground for denying or refusing to renew a breeder license. Today, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) proposed amendments to the state’s Dog or Cat Breeders Act regulations to implement SB […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/texas-info-legislature-required-updates-state-licensed-dog-breeders-rules-proposed/ | October 16, 2020
San Antonio City Council to Consider Limits on Sellers Permits and Sourcing Restrictions for Pet Stores
The San Antonio City Council is expected to consider a new animal ordinance that seeks to further limit breeding and restrict pet stores to sourcing dogs and cats only from an animal rescue organization, an animal control agency, or a county animal shelter licensed by the city. Currently, Sec. 5-106 of the city’s ordinances requires […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/san-antonio-city-council-consider-limits-sellers-permits-sourcing-restrictions-pet-stores/ | October 15, 2020
Texas Info: Next Licensed Breeders Advisory Committee Meeting Scheduled for November 30
The next meeting of Texas’ Licensed Breeders Advisory Committee is scheduled for Monday, November 30, 2020, at 10AM.  The meeting will be held via video conference and will be broadcast live on the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation’s YouTube channel. Please note that the agenda and staff reports to be considered are currently unavailable, […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/texas-info-next-licensed-breeders-advisory-committee-meeting-scheduled-november-30/ | October 12, 2020
NJ: Support Bill to Make Animal Trunk Fighting a Felony Offense
New Jersey Senate Bill 975, which seeks to establish animal trunk fighting as an animal cruelty offense, is scheduled for consideration by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee on Monday, October 19, 2020.  The American Kennel Club (AKC) supports S.975, and encourages all concerned responsible dog owners in New Jersey to contact the members of […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nj-support-bill-make-animal-trunk-fighting-felony-offense/ | October 12, 2020
Marshfield, MA Action Alert: Town to Vote on Requiring Breeder Licenses and Restricting Breed Rescue and Retail Sales!
On Monday, October 19, at 7:00pm, residents in Marshfield, Massachusetts, will be asked at a special town meeting to vote on three proposed dog ordinances, Articles 1, 2 and 3.  These articles are extremely problematic because combined, they hamstring local breeding programs in favor of importing strays to meet consumers’ high demand for dogs.  New […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/marshfield-ma-action-alert-town-vote-requiring-breeder-licenses-restricting-breed-rescue-retail-sales/ | October 8, 2020
Barrow County, GA: Commissioners Consider Designating 12-15 Dog Breeds as Dangerous; Activists Discuss Additional Dog Owner/Breeder Restrictions
Changes to the county animal ordinance, including discussion of a proposal to declare numerous dog breeds as dangerous, were presented at the Barrow County Board of Commissioners meeting on September 22, 2020.  The county manager recommended that 12-15 breeds be designated as dangerous. TAKE ACTION TODAY.  Barrow County residents are urged to immediately contact their […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/barrow-county-ga-commissioners-consider-designating-12-15-dog-breeds-dangerous-activists-discuss-additional-dog-owner-breeder-restrictions/ | October 6, 2020
Collier County, Florida—Public Workshop Scheduled TODAY, 10/5/20, on Overreaching Requirements for Dog Owners, Breeders, Trainers, Groomers, Animal-Related Businesses
Two proposed ordinances seek to significantly amend Collier County, FL, animal laws and establish overreaching requirements for dog owners, breeders, trainers, groomers, and animal-related businesses. The ordinances will be discussed at the Collier County Domestic Animal Services Ordinance Workshop today at 3:00 p.m. at the Collier County Government Center, 3299 Tamiami Trail East, 3rd Floor, […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/collier-county-florida-public-workshop-scheduled-today-10-5-20-overreaching-requirements-dog-owners-breeders-trainers-groomers-animal-related-businesses/ | October 5, 2020
US Congress: Problematic Breeder Mandates Bill Introduced in Senate
Earlier this week, Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) introduced a bill that would make changes to the federal Animal Welfare Act to mandate arbitrary new requirements for certain professional and small hobby dog breeders. S. 4757 – the “Puppy Protection Act of 2020” – is a companion measure (with the same language) to HR 2442 introduced […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/us-congress-problematic-breeder-mandates-bill-introduced-senate/ | October 2, 2020
North Carolina: Burke County Hearing Tomorrow (September 30) on Breeder Permits
The Burke County Animal Advisory Board has scheduled another a public hearing for Wednesday, September 30, 2020, to further discuss proposed county breeder permits, tethering regulations and, according to the notice, “possibly an unaltered impounded animal fine”. Local breeders, sportsmen, and dog owners are strongly encouraged to attend the hearing and continue to express your […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/north-carolina-burke-county-hearing-tomorrow-september-30-breeder-permits/ | September 29, 2020
TX Update: Sunset Commission Still Accepting Comments on Elimination of Ineffective and Costly Licensed Breeders Program
The Texas Sunset Advisory Commission is still accepting comments on its June staff report recommendation that the state’s Licensed Breeder Program should be eliminated due to fundamental flaws with the law that created it, the program’s ineffectiveness, and significant operational costs. The Commission was originally scheduled to consider the recommendation at an August hearing, but […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/tx-update-sunset-commission-still-accepting-comments-elimination-ineffective-costly-licensed-breeders-program/ | September 24, 2020

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