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Vermont Governor Phil Scott has signed into law an amended H. 729!  In support of this effort, the American Kennel Club (AKC) issued multiple alerts to ensure the development of a plan for the unification and improvement of state administrative functions relating to domestic animal welfare protections.  One priority goal of the new law is to ensure domestic animals transferred into the state meet health and safety standards.

Congratulations to the Vermont Federation of Dog Clubs (VT Federation) and its member clubs for your effective grassroots advocacy; and thank you to everyone who responded to the VT Federation’s and AKC’s calls to action advocating for its passage!

AKC will continue to monitor progress and provide status updates on implementation of amended H.729.  For more information on it or other legislative issues in Vermont, contact AKC’s Government Relations Department at 919-816-3720 or