Aurora, CO Meeting October 16: An Opportunity to Discuss Proposed Ownership Limits, Other Law Changes Before They are Passed
The City of Aurora is hosting a public information meeting on Tuesday, October 16 regarding several proposed changes to the city’s animal laws.  The stated purpose of the changes is to “Create a superior quality of life for residents” and make the city “a desirable place to live and work.” These changes include limiting a […] | October 10, 2018
Albany County (NY) Considering Two Bills Impacting Dog Owners Tomorrow (10/9)
AKC Government Relations has just learned that on Tuesday, October 9, the Albany County Legislature is expected to consider two proposals that would have a direct impact on dog owners who reside or participate in events in the county. If you live in Albany County or participate in dog events, you are encouraged to contact […] | October 8, 2018
Pennsylvania Set to Consider Limits on Consumer Choice
The Pennsylvania Senate is expected to vote very soon on Senate Bill 1154, which will prohibit retail pet stores (defined as any “for profit establishment open to the public that sells or offers for sale domestic animals to be kept as pets”) from selling any dogs or cats.  Instead, they would only be allowed to […] | October 4, 2018
UPDATE: New Haven to delay vote on animal ordinance until 10/15/18
The Government Relations department and concerned dog owners and breeders submitted letters to the New Haven, CT Board of Alders regarding proposed changes to the animal ordinance, which resulted in the Board passing over the resolution at their Sept 17th meeting until their next meeting.  The changes were scheduled to be presented to the Board […] | October 1, 2018
UPDATE: Tulare Co., CA Proposal Seeking to Expand Animal Ordinance
The AKC Government Relations and many concerned dog owners and breeders submitted comments last week on Tulare County’s proposed changes to its Animal Ordinances and Kennel Standards. These changes will still need to be presented to the County Board of Supervisors at a later date. Tulare County Animal Services Division has not yet indicated when […] | October 1, 2018
Shamong, NJ Update: Township Committee Expected to Consider Animal Ordinance Changes
The Shamong Township Committee is expected to consider changes to its animal ordinance at its meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, October 2, 2018.  The American Kennel Club encourages all concerned residents to attend tomorrow’s meeting to learn what changes will be proposed. BACKGROUND: In an effort to address a local animal control issue, the Shamong Township Committee […] | October 1, 2018
Virginia Alert: Albemarle County to Consider Arbitrary Changes to Cruelty, Tethering Laws on Wednesday (10/3)
The Albemarle County (Virginia) Board of Supervisors will consider a proposal on Wednesday, October 3, that makes numerous changes to their animal control laws, including restricting humane tethering and expanding what is considered cruelty in the county. The American Kennel Club strongly believes that no dog should ever be kept in conditions where its health, […] | September 28, 2018
Tulare Co., CA: ACT NOW! Draconian Proposal Seeks to Expand Animal Ordinance, Require Permits/Fees, Establish Arbitrary Requirements That Harm Hobby Breeding
Please share this information with animal owners, dog breeders, farmers, and agricultural businesses in Tulare County, CA.  Certain provisions of concern would apply not just to dog owners, but also to all animals and animal owners in the county. Tulare County, CA is considering a proposal that would significantly revise the county Animal Ordinance and […] | September 28, 2018
Joint Letter to U.S. Senate Commerce Committee in Support of HR 4577
Read the Joint Letter to U.S. Senate Commerce Committee in Support of HR 4577 here. | September 21, 2018
National Association of Biomedical Research Files Complaint with U.S. Department of Transportation
The American Kennel Club (AKC) recognizes the invaluable contributions to both human and veterinary medical knowledge and practices that have resulted from medical research on animal subjects, including dogs.  Animal research has led to innumerable health advances that have saved or improved millions of human and animal lives. View AKC’s position statement on The Use […] | September 19, 2018

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