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Legislative Alerts Comment Today on Rabies Importation Rules Proposed By CDC, Support Option 2
As noted in a July alert, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has proposed new rules to address the public health risks of dog-maintained rabies virus variant (DMRVV) associated with the importation of dogs from overseas. The CDC’s public comment period closes Friday, September 8, 2023.  The American Kennel Club (AKC) supports […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/comment-today-rabies-importation-rules-proposed-cdc-support-option-2/ | September 6, 2023
Expert Advice: Health Can Dogs Be Albino?
Can dogs be albino? Yes, and certain breeds are more prone to the gene than others. Read about albino dog history, and what to do to keep them healthy.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/can-dogs-be-albino/ | September 8, 2023
Legislative Alerts Gadsden, AL: Ask Council to Repeal Mandatory/Spay Neuter Law
Despite strong objections by residents and the current lack of subsidized spay/neuter services, an overreaching mandatory spay/neuter law enacted by the Gadsden City Council in July 2023 remains on the books. This law continues to criminalize many responsible dog owners in the community. An alternate proposed law that would replace the spay/neuter law is expected […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/gadsden-al-ask-council-repeal-mandatory-spay-neuter-law/ | September 14, 2023
Clubs & Delegates State Issues September 2023
News from the State Capitols Here are some highlights of state-level issues AKC GR is currently tracking. Ten state legislatures and the District of Columbia are currently in session, and two state legislatures are in special session. AKC Government Relations is currently tracking more than 1,444 local, state, and federal issues. The following are highlights […]
https://www.akc.org/clubs-delegates/government-relations/newsletters/taking-command/state-issues-september-2023/ | September 18, 2023
Legislative Alerts Louisville/Jefferson Co., KY: Animal Ordinance Has Problematic Definitions, Guts Consumer Protections
On Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at 5:00pm, the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Council Public Safety Committee will meet via videoconference to consider a proposed animal ordinance that, among other provisions, seeks to: Define “retail pet store” as a commercial establishment that sells or offers for sale animals on its premises at retail and notwithstanding what type […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/louisville-jefferson-co-ky-animal-ordinance-problematic-definitions-guts-consumer-protections/ | September 18, 2023
Legislative Alerts MA Action Alert: Oppose Bills Restricting Dog Owners and Kennels by October 3, 2023!
The Massachusetts Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government (JCMRG) has scheduled a public hearing for Tuesday, September 26, 2023, from 1pm to 5pm, and will accept comments until October 3, on multiple animal bills, including two opposed by the American Kennel Club (AKC). TO INCREASE KENNEL SAFETY, AKA “OLLIE’S LAW” In the wake of […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ma-action-alert-oppose-bills-restricting-dog-owners-kennels-october-3-2023/ | September 20, 2023
Legislative Alerts 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
Legislative Alerts 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
Legislative Alerts 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
Clubs & Delegates State Issues October 2023
Here are some highlights of state-level issues AKC GR is currently tracking. Seven state legislatures and the District of Columbia are currently in session, and two state legislatures are in special session. AKC Government Relations is currently tracking more than 1,500 local, state, and federal issues. The following are highlights of current legislation around the […]
https://www.akc.org/clubs-delegates/government-relations/newsletters/taking-command/state-issues-october-2023/ | October 13, 2023

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