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Please Comment on Proposed Changes to USDA Pet Breeder/Dealer Licensing Requirements!

By Patti Strand | Published: 05/16/2019

Dog lovers, your voice is needed!



“Homes for Animal Heroes Act” Becomes Washington State Law

By Patti Strand | Published: 05/8/2019

Washington State Senate Bill 5212, known and cited as the “Homes for Animal Heroes Act,” was signed into law by Governor Jay Inslee on April 29, 2019, and becomes effective July 28, 2019.



CDC Report Highlights Vital Importance of Effective Dog Importation Regulations

By Patti Strand | Published: 12/21/2018

The CDC’s December 21, 2018 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report covers a rabid dog imported from Egypt by an animal rescue organization, and highlights why our efforts to develop effective regulations of dog importation…



2018 Farm Bill Signed Into Law

By Patti Strand | Published: 12/20/2018

At long last, the 2018 Farm Bill has been passed by both houses of Congress and signed by President Trump.



NAIA Applauds Critical Farm Bill Provision

By Patti Strand | Published: 06/14/2018

NAIA is encouraged by the bipartisan support for protecting human and animal health demonstrated today, and looks forward to working with Congress to ensure that risks associated with dog imports are addressed in the final Farm…



The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions - So is AB 485

By Patti Strand | Published: 09/5/2017

The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding…



NAIA: Bringing People Together For the Greater Good

By Sara Chisnell | Published: 04/27/2017

National Animal Interest Alliance conferences are intended to not only educate, but to foster and promote relationships between individual attendees and various groups. The last conference in Florida did just that!



Dog Days in Sacramento

By Patti Strand | Published: 04/18/2017

With AB 485, California would outsource the supply of dogs available to consumers to the least regulated and poorest selection of dogs available.



Graphs Showing California Shelter Data

By Patti Strand | Published: 08/14/2015

The following set of graphs are designed to assist in understanding pet population dynamics in California.



The Chain Pharmacy Welfare Act

By Arnold L. Goldman DVM, MPH, NAIA Board Member | Published: 08/5/2015

Most Americans are unaware that politicians in the pocket of the national pharmacy chains are working very hard to increase the cost, and reduce the usage, of veterinary care…



Carriage Horse Hatred: A Fundraising Program for Activist Organizations

By Arnold L. Goldman DVM, MPH, NAIA Board Member | Published: 04/7/2014

The human partnership with working animals runs long and deep and the carriage horse remains a touchstone to that past, allowing us to remember a simpler time, when that very partnership was essential to life itself. We many are…



What is wrong with putting teeth in the dog laws?

By Dr. Marty Greer, DVM, JD, NAIA Chair | Published: 11/27/2013

Everyone agrees for dogs, cats, humans, and most species, that dental care is beneficial to the patient’s health. Unfortunately, in some cases, it can become fatal for some pets when we legislate improved dental care.



The Retail Pet Store Final Rule and You!

By Patti Strand | Published: 09/15/2013

Since May 2012, purebred dog and cat enthusiasts, rabbit and other small animal breeders and animal activists have been focused on the USDA’s proposed rule updating the retail pet store definition in the federal Animal Welfare…



Let’s Make Shelter Pets a Memory, not a Mascot

By Patti Strand | Published: 04/4/2013

Celebrate the people involved in animal rescue and shelter work who dedicate their lives to saving lives, who come up with innovative ideas to find permanent homes for animals. Celebrate responsible pet owners. But don’t turn…



NAIA comments on USDA pet store licensing exemptions

By Patti Strand | Published: 08/15/2012

NAIA’s comments to USDA APHIS regarding retail pet store and licensing exemptions.



Deadline Looms: Send Your Comments to USDA APHIS!

By Patti Strand | Published: 07/2/2012

You don’t need to be a lawyer or a policy expert in order to provide effective comments to USDA APHIS.



The USDA Proposed Rule and You

By Patti Strand | Published: 05/17/2012

The comment period is open for 60 days, your input will make a difference!



Maryland’s Pit Bull Owners: Guilty Until Proven Innocent

By Julian Prager | Published: 05/1/2012

Common Law principles overruled in Maryland



Oregon HB 4170 Passes Unanimously

By Patti Strand | Published: 03/2/2012

In an impressive display of bipartisanship, the Oregon state Legislature has unanimously passed HB 4170, a bill that authorizes dog training and testing on exclusive farm use (EFU) zones.



Diane Makinney, 1953-2012

By Patti Strand | Published: 02/25/2012

The strength and character of any organization originates with its members and volunteers.



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