Stamford, Connecticut, Legislative Committee to Consider Breeder Permits on Monday 6/20
On Monday, June 20, a committee of Stamford, Connecticut’s Board of Representatives will accept public comment on proposed changes to Chapter 111 of the City’s Code of Ordinances.   Since the proposal was first considered, several changes have been made at the behest of resident responsible dog owners.  However, the proposal still seeks to create breeder […] | June 16, 2016
Ask NY Senate to Support Bill to Help Lost Dogs
Yesterday, the New York Senate Agriculture Committee approved a bill that would help lost dogs in the state be reunited more quickly with their owners.  Under Senate Bill 1812, a lost dog must be checked for all forms of identification, including tags, microchips, tattoos or licenses within 24 hours after intake, or as soon as […] | June 8, 2016
Ask NC General Assembly to Support Allowing Law Enforcement to Adopt Retired Service Animals
The North Carolina House and Senate are expected to consider bills on Monday, June 6 to expand the localities in North Carolina that may transfer a retired working dog to its handler when the dog is retired from service. The American Kennel Club supports House Bill 1009 and Senate Bill 849, which will ensure the […] | June 3, 2016
NJ ALERT: Bill to Repeal Consumer Protection Laws, Restrict Sales to be Heard Monday, June 6
New Jersey Senate Bill 63, which seeks to repeal consumer protection laws for New Jersey pet purchasers and restrict individuals’ choice of a purpose-bred dog is scheduled to be considered by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee on Monday, June 6.  It is imperative that New Jersey purebred dog enthusiasts, owners and breeders contact the […] | May 31, 2016
Puerto Rico considera la esterilización mandataria y la prohibición de la crianza de perros
Read English version here Se han introducida legislación con la esterilización mandataria y la prohibición de 5 años de la crianza de los perros en el congreso puertorriqueño. La gente que no cumple con la ley pueda recibir multas, estar encarcelada, o perder posesión de los perros. La legislación trata de abordar el problema grande […] | May 27, 2016
Puerto Rico Seeks to Declare Mandatory Sterilization, 5-Year Ban on Breeding
En Español Legislation has been introduced in both the Puerto Rico House and Senate that would put a 5-year ban on all breeding and mandate the sterilization of every dog in Puerto Rico.  Those who do not comply risk fines, imprisonment, and having their dogs seized by law enforcement. The legislation states that this will […] | May 26, 2016
USDA Updates Its Policy on Using Microchips to Identify Regulated Animals
The United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA/APHIS) has issued new guidance that allows USDA licensees and registrants to use microchips to officially identify regulated animals without having to request a variance. USDA-licensed dog breeders, owners, transporters, and other regulated entities can view USDA’s May 23, 2016 bulletin and the […] | May 25, 2016
Ohio: Committee Considers Pet Shop Standards, Regulated Breeder Definition Tomorrow
The Ohio Senate Finance Committee is scheduled to consider Senate Bill 331 tomorrow, Tuesday, May 24, 2016.  As introduced, SB 331 seeks to create positive state-level oversight of pet shops, which AKC supports; but it also includes a problematic change to the state’s existing definition of high volume breeder. The American Kennel Club (AKC) and […] | May 23, 2016
Hawaii Action Alert: Public Hearings on Thomas Square Renovations Start Today
Proposed renovations to Thomas Square, a popular dog event venue in Honolulu, and their impact on current park users will be on the agenda for discussion at three upcoming public meetings: Park Permittee Public Meeting—Monday, May 23, 2016, 5:30-7:30 pm, Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall - Kauai Room (enter from the Galleria 2nd Floor), 777 Ward […] | May 23, 2016
Ask NY Assembly to Support Prohibiting Breed Discrimination in Insurance Policies
The NY Assembly Insurance Committee has given initial approval to a bill that would prohibit homeowners insurance providers from refusing or cancelling coverage or increasing premiums based solely on the breed of dog owned by the policy holder.  The bill now goes to the Assembly Codes Committee.  All responsible dog owners and breeders in New […] | May 19, 2016

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