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Legislative Alerts for 2013
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USDA Issues New Updated Inspections Guide
Retail Pet Store Rule Webinar Presentations Now Available For Viewing
Registration Open for Second USDA Webinar
Updated AWA Regulations Now Available on USDA Website
MI Committee to Discuss Breeder and Shelter Regulation Bill Tomorrow (Oct. 31)
AKC Seeks Clarifications from APHIS on Final Rule
USDA to Host Webinars on the New Retail Pet Store Rule
PA Update: Consumer Protection Bill Amended to Include Rescues and Shelters
PA Update: Dog Training/Field Trial Legislation Approved by Senate
Massachusetts Committee to Consider Two Dog Bills on Tuesday, October 22
NY Update: Ask Governor Cuomo to Veto Pet Dealer Legislation
PA Update: Positive Consumer Protection Bill to be Considered on 10/23
Texas Info: Houston's BARC to Hold Stakeholders Meeting on Draft Ordinance Revisions Tonight
Connecticut Task Force to Investigate Dog and Cat Sales - October 16th Meeting
Canada Updates Regulations Regarding Importing Dogs
USDA/APHIS Resource Page Updated - Government Shutdown Information
PA Update: Dog Training/Field Trial Legislation to be Considered Tomorrow (10/1)
Massachusetts Victory: BSL Proposal Will Not Advance
USDA/APHIS Resource Page Updated
USDA Rule to be Published, AKC Schedules Conference Call for Thursday (9/19)
APHIS Conference Call Full, Questions Accepted Until 2pm Today (September 18)
USDA/APHIS FINALIZES RULE IMPACTING PET BREEDERS
USDA APHIS Expected To Release Final Rule Impacting New Federal Pet Breeder Requirements
Massachusetts: Take Action to Support Bill to Eliminate Breed-Specific Bans in Insurance Policies
Anderson County, SC Meeting Tomorrow (8/29) on Breeder Ordinance
Ohio Info: Public Hearing On High-Volume Dog Breeder Rules To Be Held 8/29
Ask Congress to Support the Federal Dogs on Trains Act!
NC Update: Bill Assisting Shelters, Protecting Dogs Heads to Governor
NC Update: Bill Assisting Shelters, Protecting Dogs Passes NC House
LOUISIANA UPDATE: Westwego Ownership Limits, BSL Proposal Tabled!
TEXAS ALERT: Waco May Consider Mandatory Spay/Neuter
Massachusetts Committee to Consider Numerous Dog Bills on Tuesday, July 9
PA Alert: Your Rights Are Under Attack. Ask Governor Corbett to Veto HB 82!
Louisiana Reminder: Westwego to Consider BSL, Dog Ownership/Breeding Limits on July 8
PA Update: Animal Seizure Bill Continues to Advance - Contact the Senate!
NC ACTION ALERT: Contact Officials Now to Let Them Know You Oppose HB 930
OHIO INFO: Comments on Proposed Regulations due by June 28
NC ACTION ALERT: Contact Officials Now to Let Them Know You Oppose HB 930
Los Angeles to Consider Mandatory Spay/Neuter on 2nd Impound & Breeder Restrictions on June 18 - Your Opposition Needed!
NY Update: Support Bill to End Breed Discrimination in Homeowners Insurance!
New York Pet Dealer Bills Advancing
PA Update: Animal Seizure Bill Advances to Senate Floor
Ohio Update: Licensing Deadline Extended For Breeders
PA Update: Animal Seizure Bill to be Considered on Tuesday, June 11
Connecticut Outlaws Breed-Specific Laws!
Ohio Update: Rescue and Breeder License Applications Due June 13
Massachusetts Reminder: Important Legislative Hearing Tomorrow, June 4
MA Update: Location Changed for June 4 Committee Hearing!
CT Update: Ask You State Senator to Oppose Limiting Dog Ownership Rights!
MA Update: Call Committee Members TODAY and Attend Legislative Hearing on June 4!
Massachusetts Hearing Reminder: Plan to Attend Next Week's Legislative Hearing Impacting Dogs and Breeders!
Important Massachusetts Alert: Legislation Impacting Dogs And Breeders To Be Considered In June - Begin Outreach Now!
Louisiana Info: City of Westwego Expected to Consider Ownership/Breeding Limits, Breed-Specific Restrictions in July
South Bend, IN May Consider Repealing BSL, Limit Laws
Connecticut Action Alert: HB 6690 To Be Considered Tomorrow, 5/14 - Contact Legislators Now!
NC Update: House Passes HB 930, AKC's Concerns Remain
NY Alert: Pet Theft Bill Advancing! Ask Your Senator to Support SB 1495!
CONNECTICUT ALERT: HB 6690 Assigned to New Committee, Take Action Now!
NC Alert: House Bill 930 Advancing Quickly - Contact Your Legislators!
NC Alert: Problematic Breeder Bill to Be Considered TOMORROW (May 8)!
Federal Informational Update: USDA/APHIS Rule Impacting Small/Hobby Breeders Advances For Executive Review
CT Alert: HB 6690 Could Limit Rights of Dog Owners
NY Alert: Ask Senate to Support Bill Criminalizing Pet Theft from an Owner's Property!
Vermont: Ask Governor to Support H. 50
Update: CT Prohibition on Local Breed-Specific Laws Advances - Contact the House!
AKC Opposes North Carolina Bill Targeting Specific Breeds
NY Update: Ask Your Assemblymember to Support Ending Insurance Breed Discrimination
Maine Bill Would Prohibit Breed Discrimination by Property Insurance Companies
North Carolina HB 930 Invokes AKC Care and Conditions Policy Language As Best Standards Of Care For Dogs
Bill Seeks To Improve Maine's Kennel Licensing Law
West Virginia Breeder Bill Passes Legislature, Heads to Governor
NY Update: Bill Banning Insurance Breed Discrimination Advancing
Louisiana Alert: Westwego Expected To Consider Breed-Specific Ordinance
Maryland Legislative Recap
Texas Supreme Court Reverses Lower Court, Reaffirms Legal Status of Animals
Maine Alert: Pending Legislation Could Impact Dog Breeders/Owners
WV Update: Amended Breeder Bill Passes Senate - Contact the House
WV Update: Amended Breeder Bill Advances to Senate Floor
Update: CT Committee to Consider Prohibition on Local Breed-Specific Laws MONDAY (4/1)
Connecticut Bill May Impact Animals' Legal Status, Hurt Ownership Rights
WV: Problematic Breeder Bill Advances - Contact the Senate Judiciary Committee!
MD Update: Bills Addressing Breed-Specific Concerns Amended by General Assembly
Tennessee: Problematic Forfeiture Bills to be Heard Next Week
AKC CEO Dennis Sprung's Letter to Congress Regarding PUPS Legislation
Arkansas: Mandatory Sterilization Bill Rescheduled for Wednesday, 3/20
WV Update: House Breeder Bill Hearing Rescheduled for TOMORROW (3/20)
Tennessee: Committee to Consider Dangerous Dog Bill on 3/20/13
Rhode Island: House Committees To Consider Eight Important Dog Bills Wednesday (3/20)
NY Update: Bill Banning Insurance Breed Discrimination Passes First Committee
WV Committee to Consider Problematic Breeder Bill TOMORROW (3/13)
NY Committee to Consider Bill Banning Breed Discrimination in Insurance Policies
NM Update: Bill Banning BSL Advances, Contact the Senate Judiciary Committee!
New Orleans Adopts Animal Ordinance
NY Assembly Passes Debarking Ban
NM Update: Bill Banning BSL to be Considered Tomorrow (3/8)
WV: Problematic Breeder Bill Reintroduced: Contact Your Legislators
CT Bill Prohibiting Breed Specific Dangerous Dog Laws Scheduled for Hearing Friday March 8
Bill Will Help Train Service Dogs To Assist North Dakota Veterans
Federal Legislative Alert: Problematic PUPS Bill Reintroduced for 2013
New Orleans Alert: Committee to Consider Ordinance Harmful to Dog Shows on Monday, March 4
RI Update: Second BSL Bill Withdrawn By Sponsor!
NY Debarking Ban Advances to Full Assembly: Contact Your Assemblymembers to Oppose
RI Update: One Statewide-BSL Bill Withdrawn, One Remains
Ask the Nebraska Agriculture Committee to Support Positive Changes to Breeder Laws
Minnesota Commercial Breeder Bill Will Still Impact Hobbyists - Action Needed Now!
URGENT: Hawaii Committees to Vote on Onerous Dog Ownership Bill Wednesday, 2/27
NY Committee to Consider Debarking Ban on Wednesday (2/27)
Victory For Wyoming Dog Owners
Wyoming House to Consider Animal Seizure Bill
Montana: Committee to Consider Dog Breeder Bill on 2/21/13
NM Update: Bill Banning BSL Passes House, Problematic Dangerous Dog Measure Withdrawn
Minnesota Alert: Proposed Law Targeting Breeders To Be Considered Thursday, February 21
New York Debarking, Pet Dealer Bills Advancing
NM Bill Prohibiting BSL Scheduled for Hearing TOMORROW (2/13)
MD Committee Considering Prohibition on Breed Discrimination in Insurance Policies
NY to Consider Debarking Ban, Other Dog Measures on Tuesday (2/12)
Minnesota to Consider Breeder Regulations on Wednesday (2/13)
Rhode Island Introduces Statewide BSL Measure
Maryland Committee to Consider Two Dangerous Dog Measures on Feb. 7
Pennsylvania to Consider Positive Consumer Protection Bill Tomorrow (2/5)
NM Bill to Prohibit BSL Passes First Committee
Maryland to Consider Prohibiting Dog Discrimination in Insurance Policies on 2/5
Unnecessary Changes Proposed To New Hampshire Cruelty Statute - Express Opposition Now!
Hawaii: Public Hearing Friday, February 1, 2013 on Commercial Breeder Bill
Wyoming Animal Seizure Bill Passes Senate
NM Committee to Consider Prohibiting BSL TOMORROW (January 31)
Reminder: MD Hearing to Reverse BSL Ruling TOMORROW 1/30
Wyoming Considering Animal Seizure Bill
PA: Problematic Animal Seizure Bill Advancing
Maryland: Support Bills to Overturn BSL Court Ruling
Proposal Seeks to Permit Breed-Specific Massachusetts Laws
PA House to Consider Problematic Animal Seizure Bill
Minnesota Info: New Bills Seek To Regulate Commercial Breeders, Require State Registration Of All Others
New Orleans Update: Dog Ordinance Changes Deferred!
New Orleans City Council Committee to Consider Dog Ordinance on Monday, January 7
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