Texas Special Session: Problematic Dangerous Dog Bill Introduced
Last week two identical dangerous dog bills were introduced during the 3rd Texas Called Session of 2023. House Bill 98 and Senate Bill 39 expand Texas dangerous dog law to deem a dog dangerous if it causes bodily injury. At this time, neither bill has received a committee referral and there are no hearings scheduled. […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/texas-special-session-problematic-dangerous-dog-bill-introduced/ | October 17, 2023
NJ: Monroe Twp., Borough of Hillsdale to Consider Restricting Consumer Choice in Pets
In the coming weeks, both Monroe Township and the Borough of Hillsdale in New Jersey will consider ordinances to restrict pet stores to selling only dogs sourced from shelters and rescues. Monroe Township: On Monday, October 23, at 7PM, Monroe Township will consider Ordinance O:40-2023 entitled “Animal Control”, which will prohibit pet stores from selling […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/nj-monroe-twp-borough-hillsdale-consider-restricting-consumer-choice-pets/ | October 17, 2023
Orangeburg Co., SC – Final Vote on $50/year Dog Licenses & More Is MONDAY, 10/16/23
The American Kennel Club (AKC) learned today that the Orangeburg County Council will hold a final vote on Monday, October 13, 2023, on a problematic proposed animal ordinance. Residents are urged to immediately contact county council members and respectfully ask them to VOTE NO on the proposed animal ordinance until after it can be substantially […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/orangeburg-co-sc-final-vote-50-year-dog-licenses-monday-10-16-23/ | October 13, 2023
UPDATE—Floyd Co., GA: Vote to Require Mandatory Spay/Neuter of Dogs Is TUESDAY, 10/10/23
Updated October 6, 2023 with email addresses for Floyd County Commissioners. Please scroll down to view this new contact information. URGENT:  Please share this information with dog owners, breeders, conformation and event participants, sportsmen, and hunters in Floyd County, Georgia. A brief public hearing and vote to enact mandatory spay/neuter of dogs 6 months of […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/update-floyd-co-ga-vote-require-mandatory-spay-neuter-dogs-tuesday-10-10-23/ | October 6, 2023
California Update: Kern County Board to Supervisors to Receive Mandatory Spay/Neuter Proposal on 10/10
At their bi-monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 10, the Kern County Board of Supervisors will formally receive the recommendation from the Animal Services Commission that includes proposed amendments to the Kern County Ordinance Code establishing additional animal regulations—including what AKC Government Relations (AKC GR) considers to be mandatory spay/neuter. No action or votes will be […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/california-update-kern-county-board-supervisors-receive-mandatory-spay-neuter-proposal-10-10/ | October 6, 2023
Floyd Co., GA: Vote to Require Mandatory Spay/Neuter of Dogs Is TUESDAY, 10/10/23
URGENT:  Please share this information with dog owners, breeders, conformation and event participants, sportsmen, and hunters in Floyd County, Georgia. A brief public hearing and vote to enact mandatory spay/neuter of dogs 6 months of age and older is scheduled for next Tuesday morning, October 10, 2023, at 9:30am by the Floyd County, GA, Board […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/floyd-co-ga-vote-require-mandatory-spay-neuter-dogs-tuesday-10-10-23/ | October 5, 2023
CA Update: LA Committee Hears Proposal on Breeder Permit Suspension
On Wednesday, October 4, the Los Angeles Neighborhoods and Community Enrichment Committee discussed a proposal to suspend the issuance of new breeding permits. The three-member committee voted to direct the city attorney to work with LA Animal Services to draft language that would see the suspension of the issuance of new breeding permits until the […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ca-update-la-committee-hears-proposal-breeder-permit-suspension/ | October 5, 2023
CA Update: LA Committee Meeting Considering Breeder Permit Suspension Tomorrow (10/4)
Summary: On Wednesday, October 4, the Los Angeles Neighborhoods and Community Enrichment Committee will discuss a proposal to suspend the issuance of new breeding permits. This would impact all who breed in the city, as well as all owners of intact dogs even if they are not currently breeding (view AKC’s previous alert for additional […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ca-update-la-committee-meeting-considering-breeder-permit-suspension-tomorrow-10-4/ | October 3, 2023
USDA APHIS Proposed Rule Seeks to Formalize African Swine Fever-Related Dog Import Requirements
The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) is proposing new rules to establish requirements regarding the importation of live dogs for resale, whether through retail or wholesale channels or fee-based adoption, from regions where African Swine Fever (ASF) exists or is reasonably believed to exist.  The proposed rules […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/usda-aphis-proposed-rule-seeks-formalize-african-swine-fever-related-dog-import-requirements/ | September 28, 2023
Louisville, KY Alert: Problematic Animal Ordinance Set for Hearing Tomorrow (9/28)
Late yesterday, the American Kennel Club’s Government Relations Department (AKC GR) learned that the Louisville Metro Council will consider a problematic animal ordinance tomorrow, Thursday, September 28, 2023, at 6PM.  The proposal seeks to: Define “retail pet store” as a commercial establishment that sells or offers for sale animals on its premises at retail, irrespective […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/louisville-ky-alert-problematic-animal-ordinance-set-hearing-tomorrow-9-28/ | September 27, 2023

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