Wyoming: Legislature Passes Bill with AKC Amendment Protecting Ownership Rights
On Friday, April 2, the Wyoming Legislature gave final approval to a bill that modifies guidelines for animals being seized on suspicion of cruelty, and subsequent hearings. As approved by a conference committee and the Speaker of the House and Senate President, Senate File 25 includes an amendment requested by AKC to ensure animals will […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/wyoming-legislature-passes-bill-akc-amendment-protecting-ownership-rights/ | April 5, 2021
West Virginia: House Passes Comprehensive Animal Welfare Bill with AKC Amendments
Yesterday, the West Virginia House passed House Bill 2095 – comprehensive legislation that seeks to enhance West Virginia’s animal welfare laws covering everything from the care of animals in shelters to the care of animals by private individuals. This legislation will bring West Virginia law into alignment with reasonable, accepted animal husbandry and care laws […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/west-virginia-house-passes-comprehensive-animal-welfare-bill-akc-amendments/ | April 1, 2021
Texas Action Alert: Bill Limiting Consumer Pet Choice Approved by Committee – Contact State Reps. Today!
AKC Government Relations (AKC GR) has learned that this morning the House Business and Industry Committee approved HB 1818 by a vote of 7-2. AKC opposes HB 1818, which would limit pet stores located in counties of more than 200,000 residents to sourcing dogs from only: (1) an animal control agency, (2) an animal shelter, […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/texas-action-alert-bill-limiting-consumer-pet-choice-approved-committee-contact-state-reps-today/ | March 30, 2021
Arkansas—Bill to Allow Emergency Transport of an Injured Police Dog Advances
House Bill 1152, among other provisions, seeks to allow the emergency transport of an injured police dog if there is no person requiring immediate medical attention or transport at the time, limit liability of the transporter, and allow a court to require the person who caused the injury to be responsible for costs of emergency […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/arkansas-bill-allow-emergency-transport-injured-police-dog-advances/ | March 30, 2021
West Virginia: Comprehensive Animal Welfare Bill Advancing
The West Virginia House is expected to vote tomorrow on legislation providing increased regulations for the welfare of domestic animals in the care of animal shelters, breeders, and private individuals. House Bill 2095 as amended is comprehensive legislation that seeks to enhance West Virginia’s animal welfare laws covering everything from the care of animals in […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/west-virginia-comprehensive-animal-welfare-bill-advancing/ | March 30, 2021
US Congress: Support ‘PAWS’ Bills H.R. 1022/S. 951 Providing Service Dogs for Veterans With PTSD
Last Week, U.S. Senator Deborah Fischer introduced S. 951, Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS), to establish a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) grant program to provide service dogs to veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) . AKC supports this measure, and its House companion, H.R. 1022, which was introduced […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/us-congress-support-paws-bills-h-r-1022-s-951-providing-service-dogs-veterans-ptsd/ | March 29, 2021
Missouri: Bill to Expand Definition of ‘Dangerous Dog’ to be Considered Monday (March 29)
A Missouri committee is considering a bill on Monday, March 29 that would significantly broaden the definition of a “dangerous dog” in the state. The state currently defines a dangerous dog as one that has bitten a person or domestic animal without provocation on more than one occasion.  House Bill 992 would expand this definition […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/missouri-bill-expand-definition-dangerous-dog-considered-monday-march-29/ | March 26, 2021
New York: Ask Your Assembly Member to Support Ban on Insurance Breed Discrimination
The New York Assembly is expected to soon vote on a bill that would prohibit homeowner’s insurance providers from refusing or cancelling coverage or increasing premiums based solely on the breed of dog owned by the policy holder. All responsible dog owners and breeders in New York are encouraged to contact their Assembly Member to […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/new-york-ask-assembly-member-support-ban-insurance-breed-discrimination/ | March 26, 2021
REVISED: Manatee County, Florida— Public Meeting and Work Session Tuesday (3/30/21) on County Animal Ordinance (UPDATED INFO)
A work session to discuss Manatee County animal ordinances will be held on March 30, 2021, at 1:30pm at the Manatee County Administration Building, 1112 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, Florida 34205. View the agenda, information about the work session, and how to submit commentary. The file may take time to download. The ordinance, as approved […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/manatee-county-florida-public-meeting-work-session-tuesday-3-30-21-proposed-changes-county-animal-ordinance/ | March 26, 2021
Springfield, MA: City to Consider Restricting Licensed Pet Sales
On Monday, March 29, at 1:00pm, residents in Springfield, Massachusetts, can provide comment at the city’s General Government Committee meeting on a proposed ordinance amending Chapter 110, which includes a new section 110-14 to ban pet retail sales. The new section would ban the sale of purpose-bred pets from state-inspected and licensed facilities, like pet […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/springfield-ma-city-consider-restricting-licensed-pet-sales/ | March 26, 2021

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