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HB189 Fixes Ohio’s Dangerous Dog Law

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/9/2012

Update April 28, 2005: This bill has been sent to the Agriculture and Natural Resource Committee. Concerned dog owners need to contact their representative and the committee members below now.



NAIA Does Nashville – National Conference of State Legislators

By Patte Klecan | Published: 01/9/2012

On behalf of NAIA, Caren Cowan and I attended the National Conference of State Legislatures in Nashville, Tennessee, August 15 –18, 2006.  In addition to being on the Board of NAIA Trust, Caren is also the Executive Director…



Humane Societies Defeat Replacement Bill that Includes Standards for Shelters

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/9/2012

The Minnesota Council of Dog Clubs and the American Dog Owners Association joined forces to fight the state’s cruelty to animals law as unconstitutionally ambiguous and vague, and Hennepin County District Court Judge Thomas…



San Mateo Ordinance Fails Test of Time

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/9/2012

Year one of the San Mateo County Pet Overpopulation Ordinance coincided with an increase in euthanasia in the affected unincorporated county and a reversal of the prior down-trend.”



New Rules Proposed for Animal Transport

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/9/2012

The US Department of Agriculture is proposing several changes in the Animal Welfare Act, including a new rule that would prohibit air transport of dogs and cats if the ambient air temperature reaches 90 degrees at any point in the…



PENNSYLVANIA HAS NEW DOG LAW

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/9/2012

Pennsylvania’s governor signed on the dotted line last December and opened the door to fragmentation of the state’s animal control program. Act 151 gives some cities and all counties the right to establish their own…



A TALE OF TWO DOG LAWS

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/9/2012

Dog owners and fanciers are facing an onslaught of restrictive laws at state and local levels throughout the country. Animal rights activists promote breeder restrictions in the guise of consumer protection laws and solutions to…



WOLF HYBRID OWNERS FACE DOUBLE WHAMMY

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/9/2012

Wolf hybrids, those canines that are crosses between wolves and dogs, are feared by many, maligned by some, and canines non grata in a growing number of communities. The reasons? Like many animals, hybrids can be unpredictable and…



MISSOURI FEDERATION OF ANIMAL OWNERS

By Anne Edwards | Published: 01/9/2012

The Missouri Federation of Animal Owners educates the public and informs members of proposed legislation that may affect them as animal owners, users, and enthusiasts. We are the experts on the animal rights movement in Missouri…



A WOMAN’S WORK IS NEVER DONE

By Carol Williams | Published: 01/9/2012

This story actually began in 1973 with the first updating of the Clark County, Washington, animal control ordinance in 15 years. We didn’t know at the time that we were waging a war that would go on for years and perhaps never…



RPOA BREAKS NEW GROUND IN TEXAS

By Mary Beth Duerler | Published: 01/9/2012

In case you haven’t heard, there’s an insidious cancer creeping across the country called ‘animal rights.’ Crazy as it sounds, their agenda is to end all use of animals, including pet ownership.



PET LEMON LAWS AND NAILS IN THE COFFIN

By Anna Sadler | Published: 01/9/2012

Cat and dog fanciers have long been their own worst enemies in the breeding ban wars, and the reason for this is the intense love they feel for the pets that they breed, show and that share their homes.



CALIFORNIA BILL CHARGES $250 FOR BREEDER PERMIT

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/9/2012

California Senate Bill 621 has been amended to include a $250 annual permit for anyone who has sold, transferred, or given away “one or more dogs during the preceding calendar year” or sold a puppy or kitten received…



SPAY OR PAY

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/9/2012

The Los Angeles, California, Board of Animal Commissioners has approved a proposal for a tax of $500 on unsterilized pets. The ordinance was drafted by the city’s Pet Population Task Force in an attempt to deal with a large…



NEW YORK STATE PROHIBITS BREED-SPECIFIC LEGISLATION

By Sue Weiss | Published: 01/9/2012

Ten years in the Assembly without passage! No Senate sponsor around - then along came the Long Island Coalition of Dog Fanciers and rattled the crates.



WHY PENNSYLVANIA’S DOG CLUBS FOUGHT FOR A PUPPY LEMON LAW

By Dotsie Keith | Published: 01/9/2012

In some parts of our country, purebred dog fanciers are fighting against overly restrictive state and local laws that have been imposed on breeders. Why then, would the 108 dog clubs of the Pennsylvania Federation of Dog Clubs fight…



OVDO WANTS CHANGES IN ANIMAL CRUELTY BILL

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/9/2012

Ohio Valley Dog Owners is in the unenviable position of opposing an animal cruelty bill in the Ohio House of Representatives because it does not make exemptions for customary animal husbandry practices, require training or adherence…



IN 98, CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR SIGNS TWO DOG AND CAT BILLS

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/9/2012

Dog and cat fanciers had their work cut out for them this year in California when three bills dealing with pet population issues showed up in the legislature. The Rosenthal bill, SB2102, was a breeder licensing bill that had several…



A PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF KING COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL ORDINANCE 10423 ENACTED IN 1992

By Lee Wallot | Published: 01/9/2012

This analysis will show that, despite King County Animal Control annual reports to the contrary, Ordinance 10423 has accomplished none of the goals its proponents said it would accomplish.



CONNECTICUT LAWMAKERS PASS BREEDER LICENSING BILL CRIMINAL PENALTIES INCLUDED

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/9/2012

The Connecticut State Legislature approved HB 5495, a bill that criminalizes breeders who do not apply for a kennel license. The bill allows unannounced inspections of registered kennels and imposes fines up to $1000 and jail terms…



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