Vote Postponed on Chicago Mandatory Spay/Neuter Bill
Alderman Burke has postponed a vote on the proposed mandatory spay/neuter ordinance. Over 130 people signed up to address the committee about the issue and several aldermen questioned whether this was an effective and economical policy for the city to pursue. AKC thanks the many breeders and responsible owners who attended the meeting as well […] | March 9, 2009
New York Legislation Would Classify More Residents as ‘Pet Dealers’
New York Assembly Bill 5507, sponsored by Assemblyman Greg Ball, seeks to classify more residents as "pet dealers"; seeks to impose ambiguous rules on all animal facilities, including homes of responsible breeders and shelters; and to define and regulate certain entities as commercial kennels.  The American Kennel Club is urging all concerned responsible dog breeders […] | March 6, 2009
Update: Maryland Rejects Restrictive Breeders Bill
The AKC congratulates Maryland dog owners and breeders on a major victory on March 2, when the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee gave an unfavorable report to a bill that would have placed numerous restrictions on dog owners and breeders. Senate Bill 318 would have mandated the implementation of rigid engineering requirements for anyone owning 10 […] | March 3, 2009
UPDATE: Proposed Amendment Would Improve Oklahoma HB 1332, but AKC Remains Gravely Concerned About
The American Kennel Club sent the following letter to Rep. Lee Denney of Oklahoma today regarding a proposed floor amendment to HB 1332. The AKC Government Relations Department noted that her proposed amendments to the bill would be an improvement over the original, but AKC remains gravely concerned over issues of search and seizure, standards […] | March 3, 2009
Florida Alert: Bill Places Numerous Regulations on Dog Breeders and Owners
March 2, 2009 A bill has been introduced in the Florida House of Representatives to limit dog ownership and impose numerous regulations on responsible breeders and dog owners, including imposing regulations on any person owning 10 or more dogs and limiting ownership to 50 dogs.  All Florida responsible dog owners and breeders are encouraged to […] | March 2, 2009
Washington Alert: Bill Places Numerous Regulations on Dog Breeders and Owners
A bill has been introduced in the Washington State Legislature to limit dog ownership and impose numerous regulations on responsible breeders and dog owners.  All Washington responsible dog owners and breeders are encouraged to contact their State Senator and express their opposition to Senate Bill 5651. The American Kennel Club (AKC) rejects the unsubstantiated legislative […] | February 26, 2009
California Senate Bill 250 Penalizes Owners of Intact Animals
California State Senator Dean Florez has introduced Senate Bill 250, a measure that purports to reduce shelter populations, but would in reality make it easier to revoke licenses for intact dogs and cats in California. This legislation will not improve the lives of cats and dogs, will negatively impact responsible owners and breeders, and by […] | February 26, 2009
UPDATE: Indiana Breeders’ Restrictions Bill Passes House of Representatives
The Indiana House of Representatives has passed House Bill 1468, which imposes limits on dog ownership and labels anyone who sells five dogs a year a "pet dealer".  This bill is being advertised as a solution to "puppy mills" in the state.  The AKC agrees that kennels with deplorable conditions must never be tolerated; however, […] | February 24, 2009
Oregon Breeders Bill to be Considered Today, Mon., Feb. 23rd!
Oregon House Bill 2470 will be considered by the House Consumer Protection Committee today, Monday, February 23, at 3 PM in House Room E at the Capitol, 900 Court Street NE, Salem, 97301.  The bill, part of a national agenda aimed at severely limiting the responsible breeding of dogs, does not address the needs of […] | February 23, 2009
UPDATE: Illinois Breeders Bill and Crop/Dock Bill to be Redrafted
Although both Senate Bill 139, the crop/dock bill, and House Bill 198, a breeder regulation bill, were to be heard in committee this week, both bills have been removed from their respective agendas and we expect them to be significantly rewritten. Further, House Bill 198 is unlikely to move at all. Instead, the companion bill, […] | February 19, 2009

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