; The Dachshund Club of America Inc
Learning Center
Plans & pricing Sign in
Sign Out
Your Federal Quarterly Tax Payments are due April 15th Get Help Now >>

The Dachshund Club of America Inc


  • pg 1
									                      Dachshund Club of America Canine Legislative Committee Weekly Update
                                          Tuesday, February 17, 2009
                                                                Kitty Adair
                                     Dachshund Club of America Canine Legislative Committee Co-Chair
                       Find the DCA legislative reports on the web: http://www.dachshund-dca.org/legislation.html


                                           INFORMATION TO FIGHT THE ANIMAL RIGHTS AGENDAS

1a. AKC Legislative Information: https://www.akc.org/canine_legislation/index.cfm
1b. AKC Legislative Brochures: http://www.akc.org/canine_legislation/brochures.cfm
1c. AKC Humane Fund: https://www.akc.org/news/index.cfm?article_id=3429
This is the branch of AKC in which one can donate money to help fight the AR invasion.
2. National Animal Interest Alliance (NAIA).: Legislative Resources: http://www.naiaonline.org/resources/legislative.htm
3. Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) Legislation Information: http://www.cfa.org/exhibitors/alerts.html
4. United Kennel Club (UKC) Legislative Message Boards:
5. American Dog Owners Association (ADOA): http://www.adoa.org/
6. How To Oppose Spay / Neuter Legislation.
7. Animal Rights and You. (If you want to keep your pets, read this…) http://www.freewebs.com/animalrightsandyou/ .
8. An Education in Euthanasia. http://www.ncraoa.com/petpopulation.html
9. Monthly National Legislative Report By: Linda D. Witouski (dropfred13@aol.com) and Ken Sondej (4winds@viawest.net ):
10a. American College of Theriogenologists (OB/GYN for pets) Position Statement on MSN:
http://www.theriogenology.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=53 Powerful statement for our side to use. It’s logical, scien-
tific and the AR hates it.
10b. Society for Theriogenologists Position Statement on MSN:
10c. Why You Should Consider What Theriogenologists Say: http://blog.followmedogtraining.com/?p=218
11. USA Shelter Stats: http://www.minncdc.org/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/shelterstats.pdf
12. AKC-HSUS Management Compared: http://ridgebackscandal.lefora.com/2008/09/17/akc-hsus-management-compared/page1/
13. Open Government Guide: http://www.rcfp.org/ogg/index.php
14. Are Mandatory Spay/Neuter Laws That Target Everyone Really The Answer In Efforts To Reduce Shelter Intake AND Eu-
thanasia Rates?: http://www.floridaanimallaws.org/MSN%20Law%20Commentary%20by%20Laura%20Allen.pdf (The answer is no,
and here are some papers about the ineffectiveness of MSN laws.)


                                                           GENERAL INFORMATION

1a. DCA Members can support the DCA Health and Welfare Trust Fund by using Good Search. Good Search gives a small
donation to the trust fund for each search you use after you choose your charity. Go to www.goodseach.com Type in Dachshund
Club………. It will put up the DCA H&WTF & take it from there. You can add it to your other search engines or make it the primary one
and you can make it your homepage.
1b. Ebay Mission Fish. Another way to help the DCA H&WTF. Make an automatic tax-deductible donation by designating a
percent of each eBay sale and have it sent to the charity of your choice. .
2a. HSUS: Annual Reports & Financial Statements:

2b. Wayne Pacelle States They Will Have “Puppy Mill” Bills in 34 States: http://hsus.typepad.com/wayne/2009/02/puppy-
mills.html This is NOT against the substandard commercial breeder. This is against ALL breeders, whether one breeds dogs or cats
or birds or exotics. AS one person said in an email: “There seems to be a pattern developing. First, a state has a raid of an alleged "puppy
mill", played up big in the media. Next legislative session (or this one) a puppy mill bill will be introduced. It does seem to be a precursor and the
story acts as a "heads up". States apparently have effective existing laws in place or they wouldn't have been able to do anything about the "horrible
mill". Again, the laws in place must be working! Notice the two busts have been centered about the HSUS “Humane” Lobby Days. In
NC, the bust was in the “planning stages” for a year and in Tennessee. About 2 years. Just who is guilty of malfeasance here? If the-
se dogs were in such horrible conditions action should have been taken Immediately. Instead, the ACOs of the counties, along with
national organizations like the HSUS and AHA wait to take action Until The Time is Right For Them, not for the dogs.
2c. National “Humane” Lobbying Days: https://community.hsus.org/humane/event-calendar.html
2d. Webinar: School Realities: Obstacles and Opportunities for Humane Education, February 19, 2009:
2e. Hatched in the USA: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrmRM1519hA There are more than dogs involved in this fight against
the AR movement. We must cultivate our allies, or we will all lose.
2f. (The beginning of the end for Cropping and Docking:) Photo Contest Highlights the Beauty of Dogs with Natural Ears:
2g. Animal Protection Priorities – 111th Congress: http://www.hsus.org/web-files/PDF/legislation/111th-congress-humane-
3. Council of Docked Breeds. http://www.cdb.org/index.htm
4. De-Programming Students: http://townhall.com/columnists/ThomasSowell/2009/02/10/de-
5. Quiznos Adopts New Animal “Welfare” Policy: http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2009/02/10/ap6035280.html Thanks to Peta.
6. Sneaking the “Big Lie” Through The Back Door: How Special Interest Groups Are Hijacking Local Legislation:
http://www.avianresources.com/Sneaking.htm Margaret Ann Cleek is one of the authors of this excellent article.
7. Child Welfare and Animal Cruelty: A Survey of Child Welfare Workers: http://www.humanespot.org/node/3128 This “sur-
vey” is done by an AR origination.
8. Dog Owner’s Guide: What is a “Puppy Mill”: http://www.canismajor.com/dog/puppymil.html By Norma Bennett Woolf.
9. Animal Scams.com: http://www.animalscam.com/
10. (Possible Celebrity Allies?) Peta Slams Moore & Kutcher for Wearing Fur.
http://www.thewest.com.au/default.aspx?MenuId=5&ContentID=124769 See who else Peta despises in this article.
11. Animal Rights Law is Fastest Growing Field in Today’s Legal Profession: http://www.sltrib.com/ci_11687743
12. Pregnant Alyson Hannigan QUITS Being A VEGAN, Craves Meat, Cheese & Ginger Ale.
13. Animal Rights & Animal Protection Organizations: http://www.greenpeople.org/animalrights.htm For more specifics, click on
“search a specific geography.” However, it is interesting that one of the most prominent AR organizations in NC and VA are not listed.
These would be NC Voters for Animal Welfare (NCVAW) & VA VAW. The VAWs have spread throughout the southern states, too.


                                                                       FEDERAL LEGISLATION

1. HR 80: To amend the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to treat nonhuman primates as prohibited wildlife species under that Act, to
make corrections in the provisions relating to captive wildlife offenses under that Act, and for other purposes.
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/D?d111:1:./temp/~bdkxN8::|/bss/111search.html Latest Major Action: 1/6/2009 Referred to
House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
2. HR 305: To amend title 49, United States Code, to prohibit the transportation of horses in interstate transportation in a motor vehi-
cle containing 2 or more levels stacked on top of one another. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-
bin/bdquery/D?d111:1:./temp/~bdxk4k::|/bss/111search.html| Latest Major Action: 1/8/2009 Referred to House committee. Status:
Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
2. HR 503: To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit certain conduct relating to the use of horses for human consumption.
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/thomas Latest Major Action: 1/14/2009 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House
Committee on the Judiciary.
3. HR 669: To prevent the introduction and establishment of nonnative wildlife species that negatively impact the economy, environ-
ment, or other animal species' or human health, and for other purposes. Exotic Pet Ban can result from this bill.
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/thomas Latest Major Action: 1/26/2009 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House

Committee on Natural Resources.
4. HR 1018: To amend the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act to improve the management and long-term health of wild free-
roaming horses and burros, and for other purposes. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/thomas Latest Major Action: 2/12/2009 Referred
to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
5. SB 373: A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to include constrictor snakes of the species Python genera as an injurious
animal. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/thomas Latest Major Action: 2/3/2009 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and
referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.


                                                                          STATE LEGISLATION

  1. Alabama Canine Coalition: http://www.alabamacaninecoalition.org/
  2. Alabama State Legislature: http://www.legislature.state.al.us/
  3. Mobile: BSL on the agenda. http://www.lagniappemobile.com/article/1902
  4. HB 202: Property owners, liability limited for leasing property for hunting or fishing.
http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ViewPrefiledBillsACASLogin.asp 2/03/09: Assigned to Agriculture & Forestry.
  5. HB 206: Dogs, dangerous, owners required to post warning sign on property, penalties.
http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ViewPrefiledBillsACASLogin.asp 2/03/09: Assigned to County & Municipal Govern-
  6. HB 245: Prohibit Cockfighting. http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ACASLoginMac.asp?SESSION=1049 2/03/09: As-
signed to Agriculture & Forestry.
  7. HB 338: This bill would require certain persons and entities to report torture or cruelty to an animal.. This bill would define the
terms "torture" and "cruelty. And more…. http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ACASLoginMac.asp?SESSION=1049 2/03/09:
Assigned to Agriculture & Forestry.
  8. HB 440: This bill would delete the use of plastic tags on traps and delete the requirement that the license number of the owner
of a trap be contained on any tag. http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ACASLoginMac.asp?SESSION=1049 2/10/09: As-
signed to Agriculture & Forestry.
  9. SB 228: Emergency Management Evacuation of Pets and Service Animals.
http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ACASLoginMac.asp?SESSION=1049 2/03/09: Assigned to Fiscal Responsibility &

   1. Alaska State Legislature: http://w3.legis.state.ak.us/index.php
  2. Iditarod: The AR have geared up for another fight against this race, against mushing and against mushers. This is just one site
against this sport. http://www.peta.org/feat/iditarod/ and http://www.helpsleddogs.org/
  3. HB 6: Cruelty to Animals. http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/get_bill.asp?session=26&bill=HB%20%20%206 1/20/09: Re-
ferred to Judiciary

  1. Arizona State Legislature: http://www.azleg.gov/
  2a. HB 2150: Dog Fighting. http://www.azleg.gov/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=HB2150 1/21/09: Second Reading.
  2b. SB 1115: Dog Fighting. http://www.azleg.gov/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=SB1115 1/15/09: First Reading.
  3. HB 2404: Spay/Neuter: Incentive Programs. http://www.azleg.gov/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=HB2404 2/05/09:
Assigned to Committees: GOV, MAPS, RULES
  4. HB 2431: Vicious Animal Attack; Classifications. http://www.azleg.gov/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=HB2431 2/09/09:
Second Reading.
  5. HB 2458: Animals That Bite/Penalties / Dogs Released From Pounds:
http://www.azleg.gov/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=HB2458 2/09/09: Second Reading.
  6. HB 2469: Relating to Aggressive Dogs / Muzzles: http://www.azleg.gov/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=HB2469 2/09/09:
Second Reading.
  7. SB 1005: Rabies vaccination certificate; County Enforcement.
http://www.azleg.gov/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=SB1005 1/12/09: First Reading.
  8. SB 1278: Orders of Protection to Include Animals. http://www.azleg.gov/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=SB1278

1/28/09: First Reading.
  9. SB 1283: Dog Racing. http://www.azleg.gov/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=SB1283 1/28/09: First Reading.
  10. SB 1377: Relating to Service Animals. http://www.azleg.gov/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=SB1377 2/03/09: First
  11. SB 1446: Relating to Animal Control / Animal Shelters Rules and Regulations.
http://www.azleg.gov/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=SB1446 2/03/09: First Reading.
  12. SCM 1001: A Concurrent Memorial urging the U.S. Congress to OPPOSE Federal Legislation That Interferes With A State’s
Ability to Direct the Transport or Processing of Horses.
http://www.azleg.gov/search/oop/qfullhit.asp?CiWebHitsFile=/legtext/49leg/1r/bills/scm1001p.htm&CiRestriction=animals 1/29/09:
First Reading.
  14. Task Force of Concerned New Mexico Animal Owners and Sportspeople - 2009 Lobby Day. Thursday, February 19, 2009,
9am-4pm (this is the day after APVNM's event) If you are interested in participating, we need ALL of the following
information emailed to Gail Goodman by February 14 (midbarslqATjuno.com...replace "AT" with @) so we can customize your
lobby packet and inform your legislators you would like to speak to them:
Address (PO Box is OK),
Email Address,
Phone Number,
Legislators (representative and senator name and district numbers)
Animal ownership and/or sportsperson interests.

   1. Arkansas General Assembly: http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2009/R/Pages/Home.aspx
   2. Arkansas Farm Bureau Supports AG’s Animal Cruelty Proposal:
http://www.arfb.com/news_information/press_releases/2009/010609.aspx and http://www.wreg.com/Global/story.asp?S=9651219
   3. HB 1046: The Freedom to Farm Act.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2009/R/Pages/BillInformation.aspx?measureno=HB1046 2/04/08: Returned by the Commit-
tee Do Pass. HSUS Is AGAINST This Bill.
   4. HB 1012: Endorsing the AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Program & Supporting Its Effort To Promote Responsible Dog Own-
ership in the State of Arkansas. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2009/R/Pages/BillInformation.aspx?measureno=HR1012
2/05/09: Filed.
   4. HB 1274: To Modernize The Arkansas Rabies Control Act.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2009/R/Pages/BillInformation.aspx?measureno=HB1274 2/12/09: Read Third Time in
Senate and Passed.
    5. HB 1406: Imposes A Fee on Veterinary Services Performed Cats and Dogs To Fund Local Animal Shelters AND to Create An
Animal Shelter Trust Fund. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2009/R/Pages/BillInformation.aspx?measureno=HB1406 2/09/09:
    5. SB 77: Animal Cruelty Bill: http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2009/R/Pages/BillInformation.aspx?measureno=SB77
2/04/09: Reported SB 77 is now ACT 33.
   6. HCR 1044: Requesting the Arkansas Congressional Delegation and the Congress of the U.S. to Support Horse Processing Fa-
cilities. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2009/R/Pages/BillInformation.aspx?measureno=HCR1004 1/29/09: Received from
House. In Senate, read First & Second Time and Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development.
   8. SJR 3: Would amend the Constitution of the State of Arkansas to recognize that the people have a right to hunt and fish.
   7. Little Rock: Proposed Cat Microchipping & MSN Law. http://www.teamfurr.org/pages/cat_ordinance.pdf Supposedly against
“free roaming” cats. Cat people are coming out AGAINST this proposed law. They could use some help. To contact the city coun-
cil/Board of Directors: http://www.littlerock.org/BoardofDirectors/MemberBios/ Also, they want the owners to register their felines with
the National Computer Recovery Network.
   8. Justonia: BSL! http://www.thedailycitizen.com/articles/2009/02/13/news/local_news/news01.txt To contact officials and ex-
plain why BSLs do not work: City Council Meetings: Second Tuesday of the Month
Judsonia City Mayor's Office
Mayor Ricky Veach
City Hall
1901 Highway 157
Judsonia, AR 72081
(501) 729-5222

David Conley
Kitty Conley
Wayne Edens
Rex Gillham
Ronnie Schlem
Jewel Spurlock

   1. California Federation of Dog Clubs (CFODC): http://www.cfodconline.org/
   2. Concerned Dog Owners of California (CDOC): http://www.cdoca.org/
   3. California Responsible Pet Owners’ Coalition (CaRPOC): http://carpoc.org/
   4. The Animal Council: http://www.theanimalcouncil.com/
   5. California Legislature: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/
   6. AB 107: Veterinarian Regulations and Appropriations. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-
bin/postquery?bill_number=ab_107&sess=CUR&house=B&author=galgiani 1/13/09: Filed. May be heard in Committee in 2/09.
   7. AB 233: Personal Income Tax Would Allow For Qualified Costs of Adopting Pets from a Qualified Rescue Organization, Animal
Control, etc. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/asm/ab_0201-0250/ab_233_bill_20090206_status.html 2/06/09: Filed. May
be Heard in Committee in or Around 3/09/09.
   8. AB 241: Dog & Cat Breeders. Make it a misdemeanor for an individual or business that buys or sells dogs or cats to have more
than a combined total of 50 dogs and cats with intact sexual organs, as specified. The bill would authorize certain officers to investi-
gate a violation of that provision, as provided, and to lawfully take possession of an animal kept in violation of that provision, as speci-
fied. Because this bill would create a new crime, it would impose a state-mandated local program. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-
bin/postquery?bill_number=ab_241&sess=CUR&house=B&author=nava                   2/11/09: From Printer. May be Heard in Committee
Around 3/13/09.
   9. AB 242: Dog Fighting. This bill would increase the penalties for these crimes by providing instead that the crime of dog fighting
is a felony punishable by imprisonment in a state prison for 2, 3, or 4 years and a specified fine, and the crime of being a spectator at a
dog fight is a felony punishable by imprisonment in the state prison and fined. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-
bin/postquery?bill_number=ab_242&sess=CUR&house=B&author=nava 2/11/09: From Printer. May be Heard in Committee
Around 3/13/09.
   10. AB 243: Animal Abuse Penalties. Existing law provides that upon the conviction of a person charged with animal abuse, as
specified, the court is authorized to enjoin the defendant from owning, possessing, caring for, or having any contact with, animals, as
specified. This bill would instead provide that upon the conviction of a person charged with animal abuse, as specified, the court shall
be required to enter an order enjoining the person from owning, possessing, maintaining, having custody of, residing with, or caring
for any animal for specified periods of time. The bill would further provide that any violation of an order shall be treated and punished
as a criminal contempt of court or as a misdemeanor. By revising the penalties for an existing crime and by increasing the duties of
local humane officers, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-
bin/postquery?bill_number=ab_243&sess=CUR&house=B&author=nava 2/11/09: From Printer. May be Heard in Committee
Around 3/13/09.
   11. ACR 19: Names February 24, 2009 as Spay Day 2009 & Request Californians to Observe the Day by Spaying/Neutering All
pets & Donate Money To Such Organization. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-
bin/postquery?bill_number=acr_19&sess=CUR&house=B&author=smyth                   2/05/09: Received from Printer.
   12. SB 135: Prohibits Docking Horse and Cattle Tails Unless it is a Medical Necessity. Will be Considered Animal Cruelty. This
is the beginning of the end of docking and cropping for ALL. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-
bin/postquery?bill_number=sb_135&sess=CUR&house=B&author=florez                  2/11/09: May be acted on or after 3/13/09.
   13a. Santa Barbara County: MSN proposed.
   13b. SNAP Task Force meeting on February 18 with John Hamil, DVM, Expert Testimony.
http://www.sbcphd.org/snap/default.html Board of Supervisors Hearing Room, 105 E. Anapamu St. (4th floor) Santa Barbara,CA 93101 or
Board of Supervisors Conference Room, 511 E. Lakeside Parkway, Santa Maria, CA 93455 .
Write the supervisors to oppose this measure:
1st District: Salud Carbajal, Phone:(805) 568-2186 Fax: (805) 568-2534
Email: SupervisorCarbajal@sbcbos1.org

2nd District: Janet Wolf Vice Chair, Phone: (805) 568-2191 Fax: (805) 568-2283
Email: jwolf@sbcbos2.org
3rd District: Doreen Farr Phone: (805) 568-2192 Fax:(805) 568-2883 Solvang: (805) 686-5095
Fax: (805) 686-8133 E-mail: dfarr@countyofsb.org
4th District: Joni Gray Lompoc: (805) 737-7700 Santa Maria: (805) 346-8407
Email: jgray@co.santa-barbara.ca.us
5th District: Joseph Centeno, Chair Santa Maria: (805) 346-8400 Fax: (805) 346-8404
Email: jcenteno@co.santa-barbara.ca.us
  13c. “ Send your letters to the task force members:
Santa Barbara SNAP Task Force Members
c/o Susan Klein-Rothschild, MSW
Asst Deputy Director, Public Health Dept
300 N. San Antonio Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93110
805-681-5435 (work), 805-681-5200 (fax)
Email: susan.klein-rothschild@sbcphd.org
    Clearly state in your letter to distribute to the task force members. Please also blind copy that letter to CCKCDCC@gmail.com so
we can make sure it is distributed.
    Community input was important to the Board of Supervisors when this topic came before them in May of 2008. This is your
chance. Please if you speak before the task force during public comment please also submit your remarks to the task force in letter
form prior to the meeting so they are distributed and go into the public record. “
  14. Ukiah: Guardian/owner' may be pet law of future. http://www.ukiahdailyjournal.com/ci_11633272
  15. Animal Cruelty Crackdown Has Results in Los Angeles: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-cruelty8-
  16. San Clemente: Pet Rationing: http://headlines.ocregister.com/articles/animals_12643___article.html/ This is the same
thing as Pet Limits!
  17. Laguna Woods: First Orange County City To Have A MSN? http://taxdollars.freedomblogging.com/2009/02/09/mandatory-
spayneuter-may-become-law-in-laguna-woods/10552/ Will be heard February 18th.
  18. San Marcos: Mandatory Microchipping or Not ? CETI vs. City in Final Animal Ordinance Session.

 1. Colorado Federation of Dog Clubs. http://www.codogfederation.org/
 2. Colorado General Assembly: http://www.leg.state.co.us/
 3. Denver: Pit Bull Ban is under Attack. AKC is fighting the battle, too.
 4. Arapahoe County: Pet Limits Considered. From an email: “Currently the consideration is to limit both dogs and cats to 4 each
meaning that you may have 4 dogs and 4 cats. This legislation would impact those parcels of property that are mostly 35+ acres. Think this doesn't impact you?
Think again. If someone living on 35 or more acres can only have 4 dogs and 4 cats what's going to happen when the commissioners turn their attention to those of
us who live in urban areas where most of the property is less than 1/4 to 1/2 an acre . “ email the following commissioners. Ask them to oppose any
limits on pet ownership.
Rod Bockenfeld: rbockenfeld@co.arapahoe.co.us
Susan Beckman: sbeckman@co.arapahoe.co.us
Jim Dyer: jdyer@co.arapahoe.co.us
Pat Noonan: pnoonan@co.arapahoe.co.us
Frank Weddig: fweddig@co.arapahoe.co.us
To email the entire board of commissioner’s use: commissioners@co.arapahoe.co.us in addition all commissioners can be
reached at 303-795-4630.
  5. HB 09-1019: Concerning Cat Identification.
http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics2009a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont/509DBA8D5082871E87257537001A3CEB?Open&file=1019_01.pdf A cat,
four months of age and older has mandatory id on body. 02/06/2009 House Second Reading Laid Over to 06/09/2009
  6. HB 09-1152: Concerning Horse Racing.
02/04/2009 House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Refer Amended to Finance
FACILITIES ACT". “Puppy Mill” Bill. Will Penalize ALL breeders. http://codogfederation.org/LEGISLATIVE%20ALERT.pdf CFOD
Position: OPPOSE!
sl.nsf/billsummary/416377538A882831872575070076A3E5?opendocument From the CFODC: This bill was DEFEATED!
  8. SB 09-118: Concerning Continuation of Pet Animal Care Regulations.

02/05/2009 Senate Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources Refer Unamended to Appropriations
  9. SB 09-167: Allows Chiropractors to Become Licensed To Treat Dogs & Horses.
02/12/2009 Senate Committee on Health and Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations.
  9. SB 09-174: Horse & Greyhound Racing:
02/09/2009 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Connecticut: .
  1. Connecticut Dog Federation or Connecticut Federation of Dog clubs : http://www.conndogfed.com/
Ralph Slater: westhighlander10@aol.com       860-434-1925 OR Ed Lyons: lyonspride14@cox.net
  2. Connecticut General Assembly: http://www.cga.ct.gov/
  3. HB 5122: Authorizing the Creation of Trusts to Care for Domestic Animals.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB5122 1/15/09: Referred to Joint Com-
mittee on Judiciary.
  4. HB 5151: Act Concerning Posting of the Origin of Puppies Sold in Retail Establishments.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB5151 1/16/09: Referred to Joint Com-
mittee on Environment.
  5. HB 5246: Concerning the Creation of Testamentary Trusts For Benefit of Animals.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB5246 1/15/09: Referred to Joint Com-
mittee on Judiciary.
  6. HB 5323: Concerning the Use of Animal Assisted Therapies in the Cases of Child Abuse or Neglect.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB5323 1/22/09: Referred to Joint Commit-
tee on Children.
  7. HB 5469: Concerning The Humane Sheltering of Dogs.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB5469 1/22/09: Referred to Joint Commit-
tee on Environment.
  8. HB 5493: Establishing a Dog and Cat Lemon Law.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB5493 2/09/09: Public Hearing.
  9. HB 5708: Prohibiting Dissection in the Classrooms.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB5708 1/23/09: Referred to Joint Com-
mittee on Education.
  10. HB 5737: Humane Education Act.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB5737 1/23/09: Referred to Joint Com-
mittee on Education.
  11. HB 5794: Prohibiting the Use of Animals in for Emergency Medical or Resuscitation Training Exercises.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB5794 1/23/09: Referred to Joint Commit-
tee on Environment.
  12a. HB 5798: Prohibiting “Unreasonable” Tethering and Confinement of Dogs.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB5798 2/09/09: Public Hearing.
  12b. SB 00122: Prohibiting the Tethering of Dogs.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=SB122 1/20/09: Referred to Joint Commit-
tee on Environment.
  13. HB 5801: Prohibiting the Sale of Dogs Obtained from Puppy Mills.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB5801 2/09/09: Public Hearing.
  14. HB 5804: Concerning Dogs and Cats Sold in Connecticut.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB5804 1/23/09: Referred to Joint Commit-
tee on Environment.
  15. HB 5807: To Provide for Reporting Of Potentially Abandoned Animals in the Event of Eviction, Foreclosure or Arrest.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB5807 2/09/09: Public Hearing.
  16. HB 5808: Act Authorizing Animal Control Officers To Obtain Rabies Vaccination Records from Veterinarians.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB5808 2/09/09: Public Hearing.
  17. HB 6047: Concerning the Use of Large Animal Crematories.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB6047 1/26/09: Referred to Joint Com-
mittee on Public Health.
  18. HB 6300: To Authorize Municipalities To Recoup Expenses Associated with Animal Adoption.

http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB6300 1/29/09: Referred to Joint Commit-
tee on Environment.
  19. SB 00032: Act Concerning the Use of Municipal Revenue from the Sale of Animal License Fees.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=SB32 1/15/09: Referred to Joint Committee
on Environment.
  20. SB 00291: Act Concerning Homeowner Insurance Policies For People Who Own Dogs That Have Bitten a Person.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=SB291 2/10/09: (INS). Voted to Draft.
  20. SB 00783 Concerning the Importation of Animals for Adoption.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=SB783 2/09/09: Public Hearing
  21. SB 00784: Act Concerning Roaming Livestock.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=SB784 2/09/09: Public Hearing.
  22. SB 00786: Establishing a Training & Certification Program for Municipal Animal Control Officers.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/CGAbillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=SB786 2/09/09: Public Hearing.

  1. Delaware General Assembly: http://legis.delaware.gov/
  2. Wilmington: Considering BSL. http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20090129/NEWS02/901290363/1006/NEWS To contact
the city council and protest this possible BSL: http://www.ci.wilmington.de.us/commeetings.htm

District of Columbia: WASHINGTON, DC:
 1. Councilman Graham wanting to Ban Pit Bulls .. trying again. BSL. http://www.dcexaminer.com/local/012009-
Councilman_Graham_pushing_legislation_to_ban_fireworks_and_pit_bulls__again.html        To contact the city council and protest this
BSL possibility: http://www.dccouncil.washington.dc.us/media/calendar/Council%20Listing-January-2009.pdf
 2. Georgetown University: Animal Law Seminar: March 27, 2009. Helping to organize this event: HSUS.

  1. FAKC: Florida Association of Kennel Clubs: http://www.fakc.org/
  2. NAIA Trust of Florida: http://www.naiatrust.org/Working_partnerships.html
  3. Florida Legislature: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Welcome/index.cfm?CFID=77324298&CFTOKEN=82734753
  4a. HB 189: Gives local Governments the Right to Have BSL. Dangerous Dog Bill.
http://myfloridahouse.com/Sections/Bills/billsdetail.aspx?BillId=40004&SessionId=61 To fight this:
http://capwiz.com/naiatrust/issues/alert/?alertid=12468461&type=ST&show_alert=1 1/22/09: In Agriculture & Natural Resources
Policy Committee.
  4b. SB 922: Dangerous Dog Bill. http://myfloridahouse.com/Sections/Bills/billsdetail.aspx?BillId=40492&SessionId=61 1/30/09:
Referred to Community Affairs, Agriculture, Transportation and Economic Development.
  5a. HB 273: Sexual Activities Involving Animals.
ndex=0&HouseChamber=B&BillSearchIndex=0 1/08/09: Filed.
  5b. SB 448: Sexual Activities Involving Animals.
ndex=0&HouseChamber=B&BillSearchIndex=0 2/18/09: On Criminal Justice Committee Agenda.
  6a. HB 451: MSN!!!! For the entire state of Florida.
02/06/09: Referred to Committee on Policy & Natural Resources.
  6b. SB 0992: MSN! For the entire State of Florida.
http://flsenate.gov/session/index.cfm?Mode=Bills&Submenu=1&BI_Mode=ViewBillInfo&Billnum=0992&Year=2009 2/05/09: Re-
ferred to Committees on Community Affairs & Judiciary.
  7. SB 0288: Sale of Dogs and Cats. Like a Puppy Lemon Law.
ndex=0&HouseChamber=B&BillSearchIndex=0 12/17/08: Referred to Committees on Agriculture, Judiciary , General Gov-
  8. SB 0372: Damage By Dogs. http://myfloridahouse.com/Sections/Bills/billsdetail.aspx?BillId=39907&SessionIndex=-
ex=0&HouseChamber=B&BillSearchIndex=0 1/15/09: : Referred to Committees Community Affairs, Agriculture, Transporta-

tion and Economic Development.
  9. SPB 7006: Revised Animal Shelter Facilities Laws.
ndex=0&HouseChamber=B&BillSearchIndex=0 1/13/09: Referred to Committee on Agriculture.
  10. Holly Hill: There will be NO MSN!

  1. Georgia Canine Coalition (GCC): http://www.georgiacaninecoalition.org/
  2. Georgia General Assembly: http://www.legis.state.ga.us/
  3. HB 234: Equine Youth Day on February 10, 2009. http://www.legis.ga.gov/legis/2009_10/search/hr234.htm 2/05/09: House
Read and Adopted.
  4. HB 429: Include Family Pets in Domestic Orders of Protection. http://www.legis.ga.gov/legis/2009_10/search/hb429.htm
2/12/9: House Hopper.
  5. SB 111: Relating to Restrictions on Hunting; Hunting with Lights. http://www.legis.ga.gov/legis/2009_10/search/sb111.htm
2/12/09: Read for Second Time.
  6. SB 131: Act Pertaining to Trusts. http://www.legis.ga.gov/legis/2009_10/search/sb131.htm 2/10/09: Senate Read & Referred.
  7. Thomasville: Sheriff wants to Ban “Pit Bulls because of an attack on a child by dogs of this background.
http://www.walb.com/Global/story.asp?S=9669051 and http://www.walb.com/Global/story.asp?S=9627074&nav=5kZQ According
to an email, Commissioners are working on a proposal to address dangerous dogs without being breed specific. This remains to be
  8a. Banning “Gas Chambers” in Georgia: According to an email, the ARAs are looking for a sponsor of a bill to ban all CO cham-
bers in animal shelters in Georgia. This is an AR induced phenomena full of misleading and incorrect information. Chamblee Aber-
nethy, an ARA, is one of the main people involved in this and in an anti-tethering measure the animal rights groups want to get passed
in Georgia. Last year’s bill was HB 1060.
  8b. Anti’s Are Protesting Gas Chambers. Thursday, 2/26/09. Atlanta. At the Gold Dome. This message is from the Georgia Vot-
ers for Animal Welfare. GVAW. This is the SAME As the VVAW and the NCVAW: Both radical AR groups responsible for helping
with the slew of AR bills in VA and NC. http://georgiafrontpage.blogspot.com/2009/02/gas-chambers-still-option-in-several.html
  9. Fulton County: AR groups are trying to get an anti-tethering measure passed in this county. According to the AR email, “tether-
ing is called abusive and no dog should be chained up 24/7.” Emails are letters full of factual information is needed to dispute the mis-
conceptions the ARAs are spouting in this county.
  10. Euharle: Pet Limits Discussions.

  1. Hawaii Legislature: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/
  2. SB 30: Prohibits, with limited exceptions, tethering of dogs.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=30 2/10/09: Reported Adopted;
Passed Second Senate Hearing, as amended (SD 1) and referred to JGO.
  3. SB 73: Allows TORT Damages and Emotional Distress Damages for the Loss of a Pet.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=73 1/26/09: Referred to JGO.
  4a. SB 79: Prohibits the OWNERSHIP and Sale of “Pit Bulls”
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=79 1/26/09: Referred to JGO.
  4b. Dog Advocates Rally Against this Bill. http://www.starbulletin.com/news/20090209_dog_advocates_rally.html
  5. SB 232: Prohibits the Consumption of Companion Animals.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=232 1/28/09: Referred to JGO.
  6. SB 233: Creates the Companion Animal Protection Act.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=233 1/28/09: Referred to TIA, JGO.
  7. SB 488: Prohibits Tethering of Dogs.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=488 2/13/09: The Committee on
JGO Deferred the Measure.
  8. SB 763: Prohibits Dog Fighting.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=763 2/13/09: The Committee on JGO
Deferred the Measure.
  9. SB 1156: Prohibits landlord-tenant agreements from having no pet clauses.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=1156 1/30/09: Referred to CPN.

   10. SB 1157: Prohibits landlords from discriminating against tenants with pets.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=1157 1/30/09: Referred to CPN.
   11. SB 1188: Prohibits the unreasonable or unsafe restraint of dogs and cats.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=1188 2/13/09: The Committee on
JGO Deferred the Measure.
   12. SB 1176: Prohibits the owner of a dangerous dog from allowing the dog to roam freely without supervision. Authorizes an ani-
mal control officer to investigate complaints regarding dangerous dogs, to pick up freely roaming dangerous dogs, and to issue cita-
tions. Establishes penalties for owners who fail to adequately supervise dangerous dogs. Requires owners of dangerous dogs to obtain
liability insurance if the dog is found to be inadequately supervised.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=1176 2/13/09: The Committee on
JGO Deferred the Measure.
   13. SB 1222: Prohibits the confinement of a pet animal on public property (with certain exceptions) and amends the law on animal
hoarding. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=1222 2/13/09: The Commit-
tee on JGO Deferred the Measure.
   14. SB 1627: Requires all breeders of dogs and cats to obtain permits from the county prior to breeding, sets certain requirements
for obtaining the permit, sets penalties for violations, and sets price ceilings for mixed-breed dogs and cats.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=1627 1/30/09: Referred to TI A,
   15. HB 25: Permit restrained dogs in state parks.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=25 1/23/009: Referred to WLO, JUD.
   16. HB 48: Working Group Study on The Use of Hunting Dogs on Public Hiking Trails.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HR&billnumber=48 2/12/09: Referred to WLO, HED.
Referral Sheet 14.
   17. HB 730: Prohibits Dog Fighting.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=730 1/26/09: Referred to JUD.
   18. HB 1022: To strengthen our laws related to public administration by creating a new offense that prohibits the obstruction of
criminal investigations, and by upgrading certain public administration offenses to reflect the seriousness of the offenses.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=1022 1/28/09: Referred to JUD, Refer-
ral Sheet 4.
   19. HB 1321: Prohibits tethering of dogs to fixed objects. Imposes a fine for violation. Requires the Department of Agriculture to
adopt rules to implement tethering prohibition.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=1321 2/03/09: Re-referred to AGR,
JUD, FIN. Referral Sheet 7.
   20. HB 1455: Establishes certain types of animal restraint as an offense of cruelty to animals in the second degree.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=1455 1/30/09: Referred to JUD, Re-
ferral Sheet 4.
   21. HB 1456: Establishes certain types of animal restraint as an offense of cruelty to animals in the second degree.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=1456 1/30/09: Referred to JUD, Re-
ferral Sheet 4.
   22. HB 1510: Prohibits the confinement of a pet animal on public property (with certain exceptions) and amends the law on animal
hoarding. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=1510 1/30/09: Referred
to JUD, Referral Sheet 4.
   23. HB 1608: Prohibits landlord-tenant agreements from having no pet clauses.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=1608 1/30/09: Referred to HSG,
CPC, JUD, Referral Sheet 5.
   24. HB 1609: Prohibits landlords from discriminating against tenants with pets.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=1609 1/30/09: Referred to HSG,
CPC, JUD, Referral Sheet 5.
   25. HB 1610: Allows recovery for negligent infliction of serious emotional distress or disturbance by the owner of a pet for negligent
injuries to the pet, not to exceed $25,000.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=1610 1/30/09: Referred to JUD, Re-
ferral Sheet 5.
   26. HB 1791: Criminalizes the action of animal hit and run.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=1791 1/30/09: Referred to JUD, Re-
ferral Sheet 5.
   27. HB1842: Requires pet dealers and dog breeders to provide purchasers of dogs with written statements of the dog's medical
history. Allows consumers to return dogs to a pet dealer or breeder for a refund or exchange where the dog has a pre-existing condi-

tion. Requires pet dealers to provide purchasers of cats with written statements of the cat's medical history.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=1842            1/30/09: Referred to EBM,
CPC, JUD, Referral Sheet 5.
   28. HCR 60: Working Group Study on The Use of Hunting Dogs on Public Hiking Trails.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HCR&billnumber=60 2/12/09: Referred to WLO,
HED. Referral Sheet 14.

  1. Idaho Legislature: http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/
  2. HB 16: Controlled Hunts. http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/legislation/2009/H0016PrinterFriendly.htm 1/23/09: Rpt prt -
 to Res/Con
  3. HB 125: Definition of Certified Euthanasia Technician. http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/legislation/2009/H0125.htm 2/13/09:
First Reading.
  4. Boise: AR Advocates Rally in Support of New Bills. http://www.2news.tv/news/local/39389547.html Heads Up…..Idaho.

    1. Responsible Dog Owners Group of Illinois: http://www.rdogi.org/ and http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RDOGI
   2. Illinois Dog Clubs & Breeders Association, Inc. (IDCBA): http://www.idcba.org/
   3. Illinois General Assembly : http://www.ilga.gov/
   4. McHenry County: . A decision may be official by February 4th. UPDATE: AS of the Feb. 4th meeting, “at this time, there is
NO need for a pet limit in McHenry County.”
   5. Chicago: MSN! Still up in the air.
   6. Former Chicago Police Officer John Keene seeks to expose the HSUS' $5,000 reward as a fraud and has posted information on
this on his blog. http://www.crueltyisacrime.com/?p=44 and http://www.crueltyisacrime.com/?p=45
   7. HB 0096: Outlaws Dog Fighting .
Sess=0 2/04/09: Assigned to Judiciary II: Criminal Law Committee. Hearing is FEBRUARY 20, 2009.
   8a. HB 0198: Dog Breeder Licensing Act. (Chloe’s Law)
Sess=0         2/04/09: Assigned to Business /Occupational Licenses Committee. Hearing is FEBRUARY 19, 2009. This is an
HSUS backed law. However, there are laws all ready on the books which address this problem, if the powers that be would only use
them: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_welfare/downloads/awr/9cfr2.1.txt and
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/fulltext.asp?Name=094-0818 and
  8b. AKC Alert on this bill: http://www.akc.org/news/index.cfm?article_id=3721
   8c. NAIA Capwiz is operational for this bill: http://capwiz.com/naiatrust/issues/alert/?alertid=12533456&type=ST&show_%20alert=1
   8d. ISVMA (Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association) Has Come out Against this Bill & its Senate Counterpart, SC 0053.
   8e. SAOVA: http://saova.org/Illinois.html
   9. HB 0562: Provides that an animal control officer, Department of Agriculture investigator, or humane society investigator with
reasonable cause to suspect or believe that a child is being abused or neglected or is in danger of being abused or neglected must
immediately make a written or oral report to the Department of Children and Family Services. Provides that Investigation Specialists,
Intact Family Specialists, and Placement Specialists employed by the Department of Children and Family Services must immediately
report suspected animal abuse or neglect to the Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Animal Welfare. Provides for immunity from
liability for persons, institutions, and agencies participating in good faith in the reporting or investigation of animal abuse or neglect.
Sess=0 2/11/09: Assigned to Agriculture & Conservation Committee. Hearing is for FEBRUARY 18, 2009.
   10. HB 0583: Horse Meat Act: Amends the Illinois Horse Meat Act. Restores language that exempted certain types of horse meat
from regulation under the Act. Repeals a provision that prohibits the slaughter of horses for human consumption. Amends the Animals
Intended for Food Act. Expands the definition of "animal" to include "horses, mules, or other equidae". Amends the Illinois Equine Infec-
tious Anemia Control Act. Allows equidae more than 12 months of age to enter the State for immediate slaughter without a certificate of
veterinary inspection.
Sess=0 2/11/09: Assigned to Agriculture & Conservation Committee.
   11. HB 0678: Prohibits a person from transporting, or causing or allowing to be transported, any equine animal in or upon a trail-
er, conveyance, or any other vehicle with 2 or more levels stacked upon one another.

Sess=0           2/18/09: Referred to Agriculture & Conservation Committee. Hearing is FEBRUARY 18, 2009.
  12. HB 0934: Prohibition on the possession of an unsterilized or vicious dog by a person convicted of specified felonies applies to
a person convicted of felony dog fighting.
Sess=0 2/10/09: Referred to Rules Committee
  13. HB 1091: Anti-Terrorism: Agricultural terrorism. Amends the Terrorism Article of the Criminal Code of 1961. Includes in the
definition of "terrorist act", any act that interrupts or interferes with agricultural production, agricultural research, or agricultural equip-
ment for purposes of disrupting or influencing, through intimidation or other means, consumer confidence or agricultural production
Sess=0         2/11/09: Deferred to Rules Committee.
  14. SB 0038: Humane Euthanasia : Humane Care for Animals Act.
Sess=0 2/04/09: Assigned to Agriculture & Conservation.
  15. SB 0053: Dog Breeder Licensing Act.
Sess=0 2/04/09: Assigned to Licensing Activities. Hearing is FEBRUARY 19, 2009.
  16. SB 0090: Amends the Humane Care for Animals Act and the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act: Cross Reporting of
Animal & Child Abuse..
Sess=0 2/04/09: Assigned to Human Services. Hearing is FEBRUARY 19, 2009.
  17. SB 0139: Animal Torture : NO Cropping of Ears/NO Docking of Tails.
Sess=0 2/04/09: Assigned to Agriculture & Conservation. Hearing is FEBRUARY 18, 2009.
  18. SB 1336: NO Tail Docking of ANY Bovine.
Sess=0        2/10/09: Assigned to Assignments.
  19. SB 1337: Anti-Tethering for ALL Animals: Amends the Humane Care for Animals Act. Prohibits a person from tethering or
confining any covered animal, on a farm, for all or the majority of any day.
Sess=0 2/10/09: Referred to Assignments.

  1. Indiana General Assembly: http://www.in.gov/legislative/
  2. HB 1202: Care of animals. Provides that a person neglects an animal for purposes of the animal cruelty statute if the person
leaves the animal outside exposed to: (1) excessive heat without providing the animal with a means of shade from the heat; or (2) ex-
cessive cold if the animal is not provided with straw or another means of protection from the cold; regardless of whether the animal is
restrained or kept in a kennel.
http://www.in.gov/apps/lsa/session/billwatch/billinfo?year=2009&session=1&request=getBill&docno=1202&doctype=HB               1/12/09:
First reading: referred to Committee on Family, Children and Human Affairs.
  3a. HB 1468: Animal Cruelty: Prohibits a person on bail or parole from owning/training an animal. AND Animal cruelty and com-
mercial dog breeders Added a Puppy Mill Part to the bill. AKC OPPOSES It…
http://www.in.gov/apps/lsa/session/billwatch/billinfo?year=2009&session=1&request=getBill&docno=1468&doctype=HB 2/12/09:
Committee Report, Amend Do Pass, Adopted. ****2/17/09: DEFEATED THIS MORNING!
  3b. NAIA Has a Capwiz set up to Oppose this bill:
  4. HB 1603: Service Dogs: Right of Entry.
http://www.in.gov/apps/lsa/session/billwatch/billinfo?year=2009&session=1&request=getBill&docno=1603&doctype=HB 1/16/09:
First reading: referred to Committee on Labor and Employment.
  5. HB 1710: Friends of animal trust License Plate.
http://www.in.gov/apps/lsa/session/billwatch/billinfo?year=2009&session=1&request=getBill&docno=1710&doctype=HB 1/22/09:
First reading: referred to Committee on Roads and Transportation.
  6. SB 0023: Animal Fighting Penalties/Illegal.

1/07/09: First reading: referred to Committee on Corrections, Criminal, and Civil Matters
  7. SB 0222: Killing Domestic Animal is a Class D Felony.
http://www.in.gov/apps/lsa/session/billwatch/billinfo?year=2009&session=1&request=getBill&docno=0222&doctype=SB     1/07/09:
First reading: referred to Committee on Corrections, Criminal, and Civil Matters
  8. SB 0238: Crimes Against Animals.
http://www.in.gov/apps/lsa/session/billwatch/billinfo?year=2009&session=1&request=getBill&docno=0238&doctype=SB     1/07/09:
First reading: referred to Committee on Corrections, Criminal, and Civil Matters
  8. SB 0271: Animal disease diagnostic laboratory: Increase Funding.
http://www.in.gov/apps/lsa/session/billwatch/billinfo?year=2009&session=1&request=getBill&docno=0271&doctype=SB     2/02/09:
Third Reading & Passed.

  1. Iowa General Assembly: http://www.legis.state.ia.us/index.html
  2. Iowa Alliance For Responsible Dog Ownership: http://www.freewebs.com/ammitnme/
  3. Castalia: BSL (pit bulls): http://www.decorahnewspapers.com/main.asp?SectionID=2&SubSectionID=13&ArticleID=18983
Send your polite letters explaining why BSLs do not work to:
Castalia City Hall
1518 Centennial Road
Castalia, Iowa 52161-8004
  4. Animal Rights Groups Want State Inspectors to Investigate Complaints against “puppy mills”:
http://www.wcfcourier.com/articles/2009/01/16/news/politics/10936963.txt Read this to mean against ALL breeders.
  5. HF 12: Prohibits the Use of Lights during Hunting. http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-
ICE/default.asp?Category=billinfo&Service=Billbook&menu=false&hbill=HF12 1/16/09: Referred to Natural Resources.
  6a. HF 13: Act Entailing the Killing of a Dog when it Presents a Public Threat and Providing Penalties.
http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-ICE/default.asp?Category=billinfo&Service=Billbook&menu=false&hbill=HF13 1/15/09: Referred
to Agriculture.
  6b. HF 33: Rules for Killing of Dogs Which Present a Clear & Present Danger. http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-
ICE/default.asp?Category=billinfo&Service=Billbook&menu=false&hbill=HF33 1/16/09: Referred to Natural Resources.
  6c. SF 23: Act Entailing the Killing of a Dog when it Presents a Public Threat and Providing Penalties.
http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-ICE/default.asp?Category=billinfo&Service=Billbook&menu=false&hbill=SF23 1/20/09: Referred
to Agriculture.
  7a. HF 30: Act Providing the Regulation of Places Which House Animals. http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-
ICE/default.asp?Category=billinfo&Service=Billbook&menu=false&hbill=HF30 1/26/09: Referred to Public Safety.
  7b. SF 69: Act Providing the Regulation of Places Which House Animals. http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-
ICE/default.asp?Category=billinfo&Service=Billbook&menu=false&hbill=SF69 1/28/09: Referred to Agriculture.
  8a. HF 32: Domestic Protective Orders To Include Animals in the Home. http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-
ICE/default.asp?Category=billinfo&Service=Billbook&menu=false&hbill=HF32 1/16/09: Referred to Judiciary.
  8b. SF 70: Domestic Protective Orders To Include Animals in the Home. http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-
ICE/default.asp?Category=billinfo&Service=Billbook&menu=false&hbill=SF70 1/28/09: Referred to Judiciary.
  9. HF 41: Bobcat Hunting. http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-
ICE/default.asp?Category=BillInfo&Service=DspHistory&var=HF&key=0048C&GA=83 1/27/09: In Subcommittee: Natural Re-
  10. HF 106: Service Animals Are Medical Expense. http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-
ICE/default.asp?Category=billinfo&Service=Billbook&menu=false&hbill=HF106 2/02/09: In Subcomittee: Human Resources.
  11. SF 25: Season for Mourning Doves. http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-
ICE/default.asp?Category=billinfo&Service=Billbook&menu=false&hbill=SF25 1/22/09: Referred to Natural Resources.
  12. SF 41: Allowing A Dog to Hunt a Wounded Deer and Penalties: http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-
ICE/default.asp?Category=billinfo&Service=Billbook&menu=false&hbill=SF41 1/26/09: Referred to Natural Resources.
  13. Logan: BSL against “pit bulls”:

 1. Kansas State Legislature: http://www.kslegislature.org/legsrv-legisportal/index.do
 2. Wichita: Council is Going to Re-evaluate 2007 Dog Law: http://www.kansas.com/news/story/675256.html Dangerous Dogs,
BSL, etc. However, did not have the support needed for a BSL of Pit Bulls, but they want tighter restrictions.
 3. HB 2255: Act Providing for “I’m Pet Friendly” License Plate. http://www.kslegislature.org/legsrv-billtrack/searchBills.do

02/05/2009: Referred to Transportation
   4. HCR 5004: Concurrent Resolution urging The US Congress to Oppose Federal Regulations That Interfere with the State’s Abil-
ity to Direct the Transport of Processing of Horses. http://www.kslegislature.org/legsrv-
billSubj/filenameSearch.do?filename=/2010/5004.html 2/13/09: Filed.
   5. Douglas County: (A new AR method to control online selling): Web sites shouldn’t Be Used to Sell Animals (because the ani-
mals might be used for illegal purposes): http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2009/feb/06/web-sites-shouldnt-be-used-sell-animals-local-

  1. Kentucky State Legislature: http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/
  2. Louisville: Animal Services to get Aggressive on “Illicit Breeding” and Sales: http://www.courier-
journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/200901040430/PETS/901040484 Gestapo Tactics which was voted to be legal. Word is that
ACOs are posing as prospective buyers and if a home/breeder is not complying with the law, dogs and puppies are taken to be spayed
and neutered.
  3. HB 23: Relating to Horse Racing. http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/09RS/HB23.htm 1/07/09: Licensing & Occupations Commit-
  4. HB 91: Relating to Agroterrorism http://www.lrc.ky.gov/RECORD/09RS/HB91.htm (this would help prosecute members of
groups like the ELF and ALF.) 1/07/09: Referred to Judiciary.
  5. HB 137: Cruelty to animals: requiring shade and shelter for dogs. http://www.lrc.ky.gov/RECORD/09RS/HB137.htm 1/08/09:
Referred to Judiciary.
  6. HB 240: Requiring Spay/Neuter of Dogs and Cats Prior to Release from a “Releasing Agency.”
http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/09RS/HB240.htm 2/13/09: Posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Mon-
day, February 23, 2009
  7. HB 301: Prohibit the Unlawful Removal of Domesticated Animal’s Identification or Tracking Devise, establishes penalties.
http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/09RS/HB301.htm 2/12/09: 2nd Reading, to Rules. Posted for passage in the Consent Orders of
the Day for Tuesday, February 24, 2009
  8. HB 333: AN ACT relating to agisters. Provide that persons providing care or maintenance of animals may, under
certain circumstances and with notice to the owner, elect to sell the animal to recover their costs in lieu of taking a lien
against the animal. http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/09RS/HB331.htm 2/13/09: Posted in Agriculture & Small Busi-
  9. HB 428: Specify responsibility for the care of animals seized as a result of violations of the state's animal cruelty statutes.
2/12/09: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/09RS/HB428.htm 2/13/09: Introduced in the House.
  10. HCR 121: Urge the Department of Education to consider the introduction of instruction on the humane treatment and protection
of animals into public school systems. http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/09RS/HC121.htm 2/12/09: In Education Committee.
  11. SB 151: By describing the circumstances under which veterinarians shall release records of patients.
http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/09RS/SB151.htm 2/13/09: Introduced in Senate & Referred to Agriculture.

  1. Louisiana State Legislature: http://www.legis.state.la.us/ Convenes April 27, 2009.
  2. Bastrop: Dangerous Dog/Possible BSL. http://www.bastropenterprise.com/news/x1592479687/City-Council-adds-10-to-city-
court-costs To contact the city and explain why BSLs are not a good idea and give examples of responsible dangerous dog ordinanc-
Mayor Clarence W. Hawkins
P.O. Box 431
Bastrop, Louisiana 71221
Office Phone: (318) 283-3301
Fax Number:            (318) 281-5783
E-mail:               mayor@cityofbastrop.com
City Hall
202 East Jefferson Avenue
First Floor, Room 115
Bastrop, Louisiana 71220
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 431
Bastrop, Louisiana 71221-0431
Telephone: 318-283-0250

City Clerk Sandra Goleman
Assistant City Clerk Patrice Smith
Council meetings convene the second Thursday night each month at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall Courtroom on the first floor and can be viewed live on
Channel 7 on Suddenlink Cable. Webcasts of meetings can be viewed within 48-72 hours of regularly scheduled meetings online at Bastrop TV.

   1. Maine State Legislature: http://janus.state.me.us/legis/
   2. Maine Federation of Dog Clubs: http://www.fedmedogclubs.org/
   3. Responsible Animal Owners of Maine: http://www.rao-of-me.com/
   4. HP0117 : Placement of Bait to Attract Wild Birds or for Hunting:
http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/summary.asp?ID=280030560 1/15/09: Referred to Commission on Inland Fisheries
& Wildlife.
   5. HP 151: Possession of Animal Fighting Paraphernalia:
http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/summary.asp?ID=280030613 1/21/09: Referred to Committee on Criminal Justice &
Public Safety.
   6. HP 362: Authorize the Employment of Animal Control Officers by Animal Shelters
http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/summary.asp?ID=280031124 2/12/09: Referred to Committee on Agriculture,
Conservation & Forestry.
   7. SP 57: Extend the Season for Training Hunting Dogs.
http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/summary.asp?ID=280030587 1/21/09: Referred to Committee on Fisheries & Wild-
   8. SP 73: An Act To Ensure That the Money Received from the Surcharge on Registration of Pet Food Is Used for the Sterilization
of Animals. http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/summary.asp?ID=280030661 1/27/09: Referred to Committee on Agri-
culture, Conservation & Forestry.
   9. SP 156: Creation of an Animal Welfare Trailer License Plate:
http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/summary.asp?ID=280030950 2/10/09: Referred to Committee on Transportation.
   10. LP 1382: An Act To Ensure Humane Dog Breeding in the State
http://janus.state.me.us/legis/lio/2009Lists/titlesBySponsor2009.pdf It is on Page 43 of this document, but it is not listed elsewhere in
the Maine Legislative Website.
   11. Hidden Hoarders: (Let us remember that there is NO SUCH Thing as an animal hoarder, according to the Psychiatric Diagnos-
tic & Statistical Manual . This is AR terminology. ): http://www.downeast.com/Down-East-Magazine/January-2009/Hidden-Hoarders/
   12. South Portland/Willard Beach: Tighter Leash Law. http://www.keepmecurrent.com/Community/story.cfm?storyID=62877

  1. Maryland General Assembly: http://mlis.state.md.us/
  1. Maryland Dog Federation: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/marylanddogfederationalert .
  2. Loudon County: Trial set for Pit Bulls. http://loudounextra.washingtonpost.com/news/2009/jan/22/put-bulls-have-their-day-court/
This is to combat the BSL in this county.
  3. HB 149: Estates & Trusts for the care of Animals: http://mlis.state.md.us/2009rs/billfile/HB0149.htm First reading was
scheduled in Judicial for 2/05/09.
  4a. HB 208: Labeling Requirements for all Animal Fur. http://mlis.state.md.us/2009rs/billfile/HB0208.htm This is an AR backed
bill. First reading was scheduled for 2/05/08 in Economic Matters.
  4b. SB 342: Labeling Requirements for all Animal Fur. http://mlis.state.md.us/2009rs/billfile/SB0342.htm This is an AR backed
bill. Hearing is scheduled for 2/18/09.
  5. HB 216: Calvert County: Animal Control Ordinance Fees. http://mlis.state.md.us/2009rs/billfile/HB0216.htm 1/28/09: First
Reading in Environmental Matters.
  6a. HB 495: Prohibiting a person from owning, possessing, controlling, or otherwise having custody of more than 50 breeding dogs
over the age of 4 months at any time; establishing enclosure size and exercise requirements to be met by a person owning, pos-
sessing, controlling, or otherwise having custody of more than 10 breeding dogs over the age of 4 months; establishing a penalty for a
violation of the Act; and exempting specified facilities from the requirements of the Act.
http://mlis.state.md.us/2009rs/billfile/HB0495.htm 2/12/09: Hearing held in Judiciary.
  6b. SB 318: Limitations on Possession of Breeding Dogs. Also: establishes enclosure size, exercise requirements.
http://mlis.state.md.us/2009rs/billfile/SB0318.htm Maryland Dog Federation OPPOSES this bill. This bill will be heard on February

  7. HB 546: Prohibiting a person from transporting pets in or on a truck or trailer on a highway unless the truck or trailer is enclosed
on the sides and the top in a manner that safely prevents the pet from falling, jumping, or otherwise exiting the truck or trailer or unless
the pet is confined by a device designed to safely prevent the pet from falling, jumping, or otherwise exiting the truck or trailer; providing
that a violation of the Act is not a moving violation for specified purposes; defining "pet"; etc.
http://mlis.state.md.us/2009rs/billfile/HB0546.htm 2/12/09: Hearing held in Judiciary.
  8a. HB 901: Domestic Violence Protection Order to Include Pets and Service Animals.
http://mlis.state.md.us/2009rs/billfile/HB0901.htm 2/19/09: Hearing to be held in Judiciary.
  8b. SB 736: Domestic Violence Protection Order to Include Pets and Service Animals.
http://mlis.state.md.us/2009rs/billfile/SB0736.htm 2/06/09: First Reading & Sent to Judiciary. Hearing Set for 3/12/09.
  9. Cecil County: Regulations of Disturbance of Domestic Animals. http://mlis.state.md.us/2009rs/billfile/HB1045.htm 2/13/09:
First Reading & Sent to Environmental Matters.
  10. HB 1177: Pet Access to Maryland State Parks. http://mlis.state.md.us/2009rs/billfile/HB1177.htm 2/13/09: First Reading &
Sent to Environmental Matters. Hearing set for 3/13/09.
  11. HB 1208: Increasing the compensatory damages for tortious death of, or injury to, a pet that may be awarded to an owner of
the pet. http://mlis.state.md.us/2009rs/billfile/HB1208.htm 2/13/09: First Reading & Sent to Judiciary. Hearing set for 3/18/09.
  12. HB 1218: Prohibiting a person from killing a dog found pursuing a deer in Washington County.
http://mlis.state.md.us/2009rs/billfile/HB1218.htm 2/13/09: First Reading & Sent to Environmental Matters.
  13. HB 1299: Requiring the owner or custodian of an animal who is removed from a place because of mistreatment to complete an
administrative remedy offered by a local animal control agency or humane society officer or the officer may petition the District Court for
a specified disposition of the animal; authorizing the seizure and removal of an animal from specified property or impoundment on the
property if there is probable cause to believe the animal is being mistreated; etc. http://mlis.state.md.us/2009rs/billfile/HB1299.htm
2/13/09: First Reading & Sent to Judiciary. Hearing set for 3/12/09.
  14. SB 110: Regulations for the Transporting of Pets & Animals in Vehicles. http://mlis.state.md.us/2009rs/billfile/SB0110.htm
2/06/09: Favorable . Special Order 2/10.
  15. Howard County: Regulations will Destroy Hunting : http://www.ussportsmen.org/Page.aspx?pid=1765 UPDATE: Hunting
will Continue in the county: http://www.ussportsmen.org/Page.aspx?pid=1840

  1. Massachusetts Federation of Dog Clubs and Responsible Dog Owners : http://www.massfeddogs.org/
  2a. Legislative Tracking form: http://www.mass.gov/legis/ltsform.htm
  2b. General Court of the Commonwealth of the State of Massachusetts: http://www.mass.gov/legis/
  3. Reinstein Wants Vote on Reversing Dog Racing Ban.
  4. Lowell: BSL. To contact officials to voice your opposition: http://www.egovlink.com/lowell/action.asp?actionid=5593
  5. MSPCA Reacts to Sagging Economy: Closes Adoption Centers in Brockton, Martha’s Vineyard & Springfield:
  6. HD 253: Relative to the Control of Coyotes. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
  7. HD 533: Requiring pet shop owners to provide basic pet care information to consumers.
  8. HD 586: Relative to protective orders. (Think this is protection of home animals, too, but am not sure at this time.)
  9. HD 653: Prohibiting Devocalization of Dogs & Cats. http://www.massfeddogs.org/Downloads/ActProhibitingDevocalization.pdf
MASSFED OPPOSES! Talking points on opposing this bill: http://www.massfeddogs.org/Statewide.html
  9b. Debarking: AN ALL out ATTACK by the AR to end this practice and end your right to have this procedure performed on your
dogs: http://www.wickedlocal.com/chatham/homepage/x1363805718/Dog-proposal-gets-Beacon-Hill-s-attention
  9c. This is the misinformation the AR side is espousing about Debarking: http://www.worcester-arl.org/devoc.html ;
http://network.bestfriends.org/massachusetts/news/31661.html ; http://network.bestfriends.org/massachusetts/news/31596.html ;
 10. HD 932: Act to prevent animal cruelty. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
  11. HD 962: Act relative to dog training areas in the Commonwealth. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
  12. HD 1062: Act relative to vicious dogs. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
  13. HD 1063: Act concerning the use of certain insurance underwriting guidelines pertaining to dogs harbored upon the insured
property. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
  14. HD 1152: Act to protect farm viability. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
  15. HD 1353: Act relative to the penalty for killing maiming or poisoning of animals.

  16. HD 1393: Act enhance the management of problem wildlife. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
  17. HD 1432: Act To Provide For The Safe Care And Treatment Of Animals.
  18. HD 1479: Act Regulating Livery Vehicles. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
  19. HD 1508: Act relative to the destruction of dangerous dogs. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
  20. HD 1553: Act to Include Animals in Abuse Prevention Orders. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
  21. HD 1559: Act relative to the regulation of livery drivers. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
  22. HD 1846: Act relative to the annual observance of greyhound adoption month.
  23. HD 1850: Act relative to the greyhound adoption trust fund. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
  24. HD 2526: Act relative to the retirement rights of animal control officers.
  25. HD 2599: Act relative to vicious dogs. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
  26. HD 2710: Act relative to at risk dogs. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
  27. HD 2782: Act relative to the regulation of animal shelters. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
  28. HD 3006: Act relative to the spaying and neutering of cats. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
  29. HD 3253: Act relative to damages for the malicious injury to pets. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
  30. HD 3393: Act relative to animals. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
  31. HD 3465: Act relative to the sale of dogfighting paraphernalia. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
  32. HD 3473: Act Relative to trusts for the care of animals. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
  33. HD 3511: Act relative to deer hunting. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/docket_bill.htm
  34. SD 235: Act relative to farm protection. http://www.mass.gov/legis/senate/2009-2010_dockets.htm
  35. SD 241: Act amending the equine laws. http://www.mass.gov/legis/senate/2009-2010_dockets.htm
  36. SD 243: Act relative to dog training areas in the commonwealth. http://www.mass.gov/legis/senate/2009-2010_dockets.htm
  37. SD 375: Act relative to the feeding of wildlife. http://www.mass.gov/legis/senate/2009-2010_dockets.htm
  38. SD 559: Act to Protect Animals. http://www.mass.gov/legis/senate/2009-2010_dockets.htm
  39. SD 671: Act updating the animal control laws of Massachusetts. http://www.mass.gov/legis/senate/2009-2010_dockets.htm
  40. SD 1303: Act relative to Rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats. http://www.mass.gov/legis/senate/2009-2010_dockets.htm
  41. SD 1352: Act Establishing a Massachusetts Cat and Dog Spay and Neuter Fund. http://www.mass.gov/legis/senate/2009-
  42. SD 1448: Act Relative to Puppy Mills. http://www.mass.gov/legis/senate/2009-2010_dockets.htm
  43. SD 1796: Act creating animal trusts. http://www.mass.gov/legis/senate/2009-2010_dockets.htm

  1, Michigan State Legislature: http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(uijb1h45pnkdaw55kllc1v55))/mileg.aspx?page=home
  2. Michigan Association for Pure Bred Dogs (MAPBD): http://www.mapbd.org/
  3. Westland: Considering repeal of BSL. Will be voted on during February 17th Commissioners meeting.
  4. Michigan “Human Lobby” Day (pushed by HSUS):
https://community.hsus.org/humane/events/lobbyday_LansingMI_March31/details.tcl March 31, 2009.
  5a. HB 4167: Creates Specialty License Plate for Michigan Humane Society.
  5b. SB 0135: Creates Specialty License Plate for Michigan Humane Society.

  1. Minnesota Responsible Animal Owners Alliance (also known as Minnesota Council of Dog Clubs): http://www.minncdc.org/
  2. Minnesota State Legislature: http://www.leg.state.mn.us/
  3a. HF 0115: Dangerous Dog owners required to take responsible dog owner classes and pass certain tests, and database re-
quired. https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/revisor/pages/search_status/status_detail.php?b=House&f=HF0115&ssn=0&y=2009
2/10/09: Referred by Chair to Crime Victims. Criminal Records Division.
  3b. SF 0309: Dangerous Dog owners required to take responsible dog owner classes and pass certain tests, and database re-
quired. https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/revisor/pages/search_status/status_detail.php?b=Senate&f=SF0309&ssn=0&y=0&ls=86
1/29/09: Referred to Agriculture & Veterans Committee.
  4. HF 0140: Certain pet sales exempted from sales taxes.

https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/revisor/pages/search_status/status_detail.php?b=House&f=HF0140&ssn=0&y=2009 1/15/09:
Referred to Committee on Taxes.
  5a. HF 0253: Development of Standards for Dog and Cat Breeders.
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/revisor/pages/search_status/status_detail.php?b=House&f=HF0253&ssn=0&y=2009 1/22/09:
Referred to Public Safety Policy & Oversight.
  5b. SF 0007: Development of Standards for Dog and Cat Breeders.
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/revisor/pages/search_status/status_detail.php?b=Senate&f=SF0007&ssn=0&y=0&ls=86 1/08/09:
Referred to Agriculture & Veterans Committee.
  5c. AKC Alert on These Two Bills: http://www.akc.org/news/index.cfm?article_id=3713
  6. HF 0297: Twin Cities metropolitan area regional dog park and matching grant program created, and money appropriated.
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/revisor/pages/search_status/status_detail.php?b=House&f=HF297&ssn=0&y=2009 2/12/09:
Committee report, to pass as amended and re-refer to State & Local Government Operations Reform, Technology & Elec-
  7a. HF 0573: Minnesota Puppy and Kitten Mill Cruelty Prevention Act; Dog and cat breeder required permit created.
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/revisor/pages/search_status/status_detail.php?b=House&f=HF0573&ssn=0&y=2009 2/10/09:
Referred by Chair to Crime Victims/Criminal Records Division.
  7b. SF 0500: Minnesota Puppy and Kitten Mill Cruelty Prevention Act.
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/revisor/pages/search_status/status_detail.php?b=Senate&f=SF0500&ssn=0&y=0&ls=86 2/09/09:
Referred to Agriculture & Veterans.
  8. HF 0436: Deer hunting season extended.
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/revisor/pages/search_status/status_detail.php?b=House&f=HF0436&ssn=0&y=2009 2/03/09:
Referred by Chair to the Committee on Environmental Policy & Oversight.
  9. HF 0559: Artificial lights used to locate animals provisions modified.
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/revisor/pages/search_status/status_detail.php?b=House&f=HF0559&ssn=0&y=2009 2/05/09:
Referred to Environmental Policy & Oversight.
  10a. HF 0630: Animal cruelty prevention assistance by counties and cities special levies use restriction elimination.
2/12/09: State & Local Government Operations Reform, Technology & Elections.
  10b. SF 0655: Animal cruelty prevention assistance by counties and cities special levies use restriction elimination.
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/revisor/pages/search_status/status_detail.php?b=Senate&f=SF0655&ssn=0&y=2009 2/12/09:
Referred to Taxes.
  11. HF 0728: Animal fighting device or substance possession prohibited.
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/revisor/pages/search_status/status_detail.php?b=House&f=HF0728&ssn=0&y=2009 2/12/09:
Motion to Recall & Re-refer to Committee Public Safety Policy & Oversight.
  12. SF 0201: Dog and Cat Breeders Act.
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/revisor/pages/search_status/status_detail.php?b=Senate&f=SF0201&ssn=0&y=2009 Referred
to Agriculture and Veterans Committee on 1/22/09.
  13. West St. Paul: Define Dangerous Dog Rules.

  1. Mississippi Canine Coalition, Inc. http://www.mississippi-canine-coalition.org/legislation
  2. Mississippi State Legislature ( for bills): http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/
  3. Ridgeland: BSL Proposal.
  4. HB 372: Prohibit Hunting of wild bird or animal with bait, electronic sound and lights.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2009/pdf/history/HB/HB0372.xml 02/03/09 Died In Committee
   5. HB 500: Unclaimed Deer Venison Will Be Donated to Charities.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2009/pdf/history/HB/HB0500.xml 02/03/09 Died In Committee
  6. HB 655: Prohibit the Sale of Animals on Public Roadways. http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2009/pdf/history/HB/HB0655.xml
02/03/09 Died In Committee
  7. HB 693: Prohibit the Ownership of Dangerous Dogs Unless Certain Conditions Are Met:
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2009/pdf/history/HB/HB0693.xml 02/03/09 Died In Committee
  8. HB 941: To Amend the Criminal Offenses of Animal Cruelty from Misdemeanors to Felonies.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2009/pdf/history/HB/HB0941.xml          02/03/09 Died In Committee
  9. HB 984: Prohibit Closed Seasons on the Running With Dogs In Fox, Rabbit, Raccoon and Turkey Seasons.

http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2009/pdf/history/HB/HB0984.xml 02/03/09 Died In Committee
  10a. HB 1215: To Revise the Crime of Animal Cruelty & to incorporate Elements of Offenses Found Elsewhere in Chapter 41.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2009/pdf/history/HB/HB1215.xml 02/03/09 Died In Committee
  10b. SB 2916: To Revise the Crime of Animal Cruelty & to incorporate Elements of Offenses Found Elsewhere in Chapter 41.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2009/pdf/history/SB/SB2916.xml 02/03/09 Died In Committee
  11. HB 1216: Prohibit Animal Fighting . http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2009/pdf/history/HB/HB1216.xml 02/03/09 Died In Com-
  12. HB 1217: Revise the Crime of Animal Cruelty: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2009/pdf/history/HB/HB1217.xml 02/03/09
Died In Committee
  13. HB 1218: Penalties of Animal Cruelty and Differing Levels of Crime of Animal Cruelty:
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2009/pdf/history/HB/HB1218.xml 02/03/09 Died In Committee
  14a. HB 1344: State Courts May Order the Seizure of Animals If the Animals Are Being Neglected or Abused or Mistreated.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2009/pdf/history/HB/HB1344.xml 02/03/09 Died In Committee
 14b. SB 2906: State Courts May Order the Seizure of Animals If the Animals Are Being Neglected or Abused or Mistreated.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2009/pdf/history/SB/SB2906.xml 02/03/09 Died In Committee
  15. HB 1345: Revise of Crime of Animal Cruelty Between Misdemeanors and Felonies:
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2009/pdf/history/HB/HB1345.xml 02/03/09 Died In Committee
  16. HB 1496: The Wild Animals Classifications: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2009/pdf/history/HB/HB1496.xml     2/12/09: Re-
ferred To Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks
  17. HB 1589: Clause Protects Pets from Those Who Stalk Humans in the Home.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2009/pdf/history/HB/HB1589.xml 02/03/09 Died In Committee
  18. SB 2153: To Revise the Crime of Animal Cruelty & to incorporate Elements of Offenses Found Elsewhere in Chapter 41.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2009/pdf/history/SB/SB2153.xml 02/03/09 Died In Committee
  19. SB 2154: Establishes the Laws of Cruelty Against Dogs and Cats.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2009/pdf/history/SB/SB2154.xml 02/03/09 Died In Committee
  20. SB 2357: Establishes Laws of Cruelty Against Dogs and Cats. http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2009/pdf/history/SB/SB2357.xml
02/12/09: Died On Calendar.
  21. SB 2467: Nuisance Laws: Barking is Included. http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2009/pdf/history/SB/SB2467.xml 02/03/09
Died In Committee
  22. SB 2609: Allows the Taking of Deer with Bait. http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2009/pdf/history/SB/SB2609.xml 02/03/09 Died
In Committee
  23. SB 2917: Revise the Crime of Animal Cruelty: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2009/pdf/history/SB/SB2917.xml 02/03/09
Died In Committee
  24. SB 2943: Revise Dates of Deer Season. http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2009/pdf/history/SB/SB2943.xml 02/03/09 Died In
  25. SB 3012: Theft of Livestock is a Crime: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2009/pdf/history/SB/SB3012.xml 02/11/09: Passed
Senate. 2/13/09: Transmitted To House.
  26. SB 3178: Pet LEMON LAW! http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2009/pdf/history/SB/SB3178.xml 02/03/09 Died In Committee

  1. Missouri Federation of Animal Owners (MoFed): http://www.mofed.org/
  2a. Missouri Joint Bill Tracking: http://www.house.mo.gov/billcentral.aspx
  2b. Missouri General Assembly: http://www.moga.mo.gov/
  3. HB 420: Changes the laws regarding the impoundment of an animal suspected of being neglected or abused.
http://www.house.mo.gov/content.aspx?info=/bills091/bills/hb420.htm 01/27/2009 - Read Second Time
  4. HB 617: Requires all owners of domesticated dogs and cats to keep them current on their rabies vaccinations.
http://www.house.mo.gov/content.aspx?info=/bills091/bills/hb617.htm 02/12/2009 - Referred: Spec Stand Com on Emerging Is-
sues in Animal Agriculture.
  5. SB 63: Prohibits Dog Fighting. http://www.senate.mo.gov/09info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&BillID=512742
2/10/2009 - Hearing Scheduled S General Laws Committee
  6. SB 184: Creates penalties for owners of dogs that cause injury and creates an absolute defense against civil liability or prose-
cution for killing or injuring certain threatening dogs
http://www.senate.mo.gov/09info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&BillID=552512 2/10/2009 - Hearing Scheduled S General
Laws Committee
  7. SB 186: Creates the Healthy Pet Act. http://www.senate.mo.gov/09info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&BillID=552514
1/26/2009 - Second Read and Referred S Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources Committee
  8. SB 227: Modifies Provisions Relating to Wild and Dangerous Animals and Registration of them.

http://www.senate.mo.gov/09info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&BillID=597907 2/10/2009 - Hearing Scheduled S General
Laws Committee
  9. HCR 4: Encourages dog training programs and kennel clubs to provide training and education for community pet owners that
result in dogs being "Canine Good Citizens" http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills091/bills/hcr4.htm 02/10/2009 - Public Hear-
ing Completed.
  10. Pilot Grove: BSL: One Step Closer to Vicious Dog Ban: http://www.boonvilledailynews.com/news/x512375608/Pilot-Grove-

  1. Montana State Legislature: http://leg.mt.gov/css/default.asp
  2. HB 191: BSL for Entire State.
   3. HB 349: Revise animal cruelty laws.
Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJ_DESCR=&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_LST_NM1=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ= 2/10/09: Tabled in Committee.
   4. HB 548: Require inspection for dog breeding facilities.
Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJ_DESCR=&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_LST_NM1=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ= 2/17/09: Hearing in Agriculture.
  5. LC 0623: Increased Penalties for Animal Abuse.
Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJ_DESCR=&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_LST_NM1=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ= 2/10/09: Hearing in Judiciary.
   6. LC 0986: Authorizes the Use of Dogs to Track Wounded Animals.
Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJ_DESCR=&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_LST_NM1=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ= 2/10/09: Hearing in Fish & Game.
   7. LC 1593: Regulating Facilities for the Breeding of Dogs to Sell “Puppy Mill Bill “
  8. SB 167: Increase penalties for equine abandonment.
Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJ_DESCR=&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_LST_NM1=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ= 2/14/09: Passed Senate with 3rd
Hearing and Referred to House.
  9. SB 221: Cruelty Charges for “Animal Hoarding”
   10. SB 289: Include killing poultry as basis for killing dog.
Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJ_DESCR=&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_LST_NM1=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ= 2/09/09: Second Reading Indefinite-
ly Postponed.
   11. SB 336: Act to Use Trained, Controlled Dogs for the Hunting of Wounded Deer.
Fish & Game.
   12. SB 346: Increase Penalties for Cruelty to Animals. Allow Civil Proceeding for Recovery of Cost Incurred for Caring for Animals:
_CHPT_NO=&Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJ_DESCR=&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_LST_NM1=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ=                                   2/10/09: Hearing in
   13. SB 402: Clarify property rights for which just compensation is due when taken.
Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJ_DESCR=&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_LST_NM1=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ= 2/19/09: Hearing Scheduled in
   14. SB 476: Increase monetary amount threshold for felony of animals.
Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJ_DESCR=&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_LST_NM1=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ= 2/14/09: First Reading.

  1. Nebraska State Legislature: http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/
  2. LB 71: Require Animal Care Professionals to Report Suspected Animal Abuse, Neglect, and Mistreatment to Appropriate In-
vestigation Agency: http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=6360 2/03/09: Hearing Scheduled.
  2. LB 83: To provide for the Care and Protection of Domestic Animals Under the Order of Protections for Humans in the Home:
http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=6378 2/12/09: Judiciary AM96 Pending.
  3. LB 241: Act Relating to Dog and Cat Breeders. Licensing, Breeding, Inspections, etc.
http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=6354 2/03/09: Hearing Scheduled.
  4. LB 347: Dogs Are Considered Personal Property & Owners shall be Responsible for Their Dogs’ Actions.
http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=6457 2/11/09: Hearing Scheduled.
  5. LB 409: Act Relating to Offenses Against Arson Dogs .
http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=6150 2/11/09: Hearing Scheduled.
  6. LB 494: Dangerous Dogs. http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=6590 2/11/09: Hearing
  7. LB 588: Adopt the Dog and Cat Purchase Protection Act: (basically a Puppy Lemon Law):
http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=6938 2/03/09: Hearing Scheduled.
  8. LB 677: Change the Commercial Dog and Cat Operator Inspection Act.
http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=6957 2/03/09: Hearing Scheduled.

   1. Nevada Animal Owners and Sportsmen - Voting Alliance. http://www.naos-va.com/
  2. Nevada Legislature: http://www.leg.state.nv.us/
  3. AB 15: Revises provisions governing notice of sterilization requirements for dogs and cats.
http://www.leg.state.nv.us/75th2009/Reports/history.cfm?ID=43 2/03/009: Read first time & to committee.
  4. AB77: Revises provisions governing the unlawful killing or possession of wildlife.
http://www.leg.state.nv.us/75th2009/Reports/history.cfm?ID=176 2/03/009: Read first time & to committee.
  5. SB 57: Makes various changes relating to veterinary medicine. http://www.leg.state.nv.us/75th2009/Reports/history.cfm?ID=118
2/03/009: Read first time & to committee.
  6. SB 63: Animals are Considered Personal Property.
http://www.leg.state.nv.us/75th2009/Bills/AB/AB17.pdf#xml=http://search.leg.state.nv.us/isysquery/irl6b3c/9/hilite 2/03/09: Referred
to Committee on Government Affairs.
  6. SB 132: Anti-Tethering & Combines with Emergency Evacuation Plan for Animals.
http://www.leg.state.nv.us/75th2009/Bills/SB/SB132.pdf#xml=http://search.leg.state.nv.us/isysquery/irl6b3c/2/hilite 2/12/09: Intro-
  6. SB 133: prohibiting a person from possessing an animal with the intent to use the animal in a fight with another animal or to en-
gage in certain other prohibited acts; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. 2/12/09: Introduced.
http://www.leg.state.nv.us/75th2009/Bills/SB/SB133.pdf#xml=http://search.leg.state.nv.us/isysquery/irl6b3c/1/hilite 2/12/09: Re-
ferred to Committee on Natural Resources.

New Hampshire:
  1. Dog Owners of the Granite State (DOGS) : Point of Contact: Elin Phinizy black.north@gmail.com or the
DOGS Website: http://nh-animal-law.blogspot.com/
  2a. New Hampshire Legislative/Bill Status Update: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/
  2c. New Hampshire General Court: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/ie/
  3. HB 34: Act Relative to Rules of the Road. http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/hb0034.html ** Any person oper-
ates a motor vehicle while holding a live animal upon his or her lap shall be guilty of a violation.** 1/07/09: In Transportation. Due
out of Committee on 3/19/09.
  4. HB 59: Act requiring employers of employees with service dogs to place signs prohibiting animals other than service dogs.
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/hb0059.html 2/12/09: Inexpedient to Legislate.
  5. HB 0148: Relating to the Sale and Vaccination of Animals. http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/hb0148.html
DOGS Concerns: This bill raises questions about how a certificate can be evidence of a transfer if obtained prior to sale. In addition, it is unclear
whether the bill applies to foster care.
Bill Status: During the public hearing, the State Vet clarified that the bill does not apply to those that are not transferring dogs or cats as a business
(such as animal rescue or breeding your own pet). He also is willing to modify the health certificate to provide a place to signify that the transfer has
occurred) 2/05/09: In Environment & Agriculture Committee. Due out 3/19/09.
  6. HB 0220: An Act Relative to the Forfeiture of Animals. http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/hb0220.html This is

ignoring the right to be innocent until proven guilty. DOGS OPPOSES.                    Talking Points: DOGS is opposed to HB 220. Our concerns
-      For this new civil case, the owner has only 14 days to prepare their defense.
-      If the owner is found guilty in the civil case, the animal(s) could be put out for adoption or euthanized prior to the criminal case being decided.
-      The level of proof of a violation in a civil case is less than a criminal case. Meaning that it is easier to be found guilty in the civil case.
-      Owners could be required to post a $2,000 bond for each animal for both the civil and the criminal cases (doubling the current requirement).
-      In Vermont, a similar law resulted in an owner being found innocent in the animal cruelty criminal case but because they were found guilty in
the previous civil proceeding their animals had been adopted and unable to be returned.
-      The supporters of HB 220 believe that having this civil proceeding will allow the municipality and the shelters a more efficient way to recoup
the costs of caring for the animal(s). But, they are creating more cost to the municipality to bring another case. Furthermore, the charitable mission of
the shelters, that allows them to collect donations, is to maintain the facility and animal care programs. 1/21/09: In Criminal Justice & Public
Safety. Due out of Committee 3/19/09.
  7. HB 0247: Act relative to the assistance of the state veterinarian with the investigation and enforcement of animal abuse laws.
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/hb0247.html Bill Status: At the public hearing on 1/29, the State Vet explained that his
office is not equipped to be the first responder for cruelty complaints. The local law enforcement (including the state police and county sheriff) are
better equipped. The State Vet will still retain authority to participate in an investigation. The committee's subcommittee is developing an amendment
that will clarify the role of the State Vet in all animal cruelty investigations. DOGS supports the work of the subcommittee to amend the bill.
1/29/09: In House Environment & Agriculture. Due out of Committee 3/19/09.
  8. HB 0278: Relative to the Penalty for Mistreating Service Animals. http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/hb0278.html
1/29/09: In House Environment & Agriculture. Due out of Committee 3/19/09.
  9. HB 0337: Act permitting the issue of temporary licenses for certain sellers of animals.
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/hb0337.html DOGS OPPOSES. 2/11/09: In House Environment & Agricul-
ture. Due out of Committee 2/19/09.
  10. HB 345: Allowing Physical Therapists to Practice on Animals. http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/hb0345.html
Bill Status: At the public hearing on 2/5, concerns were raised by the naturopathic practitioners who thought it would ban them from practicing. The
bill is pending before the House Environment and Agriculture Committee.
DOGS Concerns: After consulting with animal physical therapists that our members use, DOGS understands that the bill resolves a medical liability
problem for both parties, will encourage Vet's to refer to PT's and is good consumer protection. Those who are not licensed PT's certified to work on
animals can still practice but cannot refer to themselves as "physical therapists". 2/05/09: In House Environment & Agriculture. Due out
of Committee 2/19/09.
  11. HB 0427: Act Relative to Equine Licenses. http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/hb0427.html (carriage horse bill)
1/27/09: WITHDRAWN. Inexpedient to Legislate .
  12. HB 0653: Relating to Service Animals. http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/hb0653.html 2/05/09: In Criminal
Justice & Public Safety. Due out of Committee 2/19/09.
  13. SB 0013: An act declaring the Chinook the state dog of New Hampshire.
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/sb0013.html 2/03/09: Executive Departments & Administration. Due out of
Committee 2/19/09.
  14. SB 19: A relative to government immunity from lawsuits for municipal dog parks.
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/sb0019.html 1/13/09: In Judiciary. Due out of Committee 2/19/09.
  15. SB 0137: Act establishing a special motor vehicle license plate and associated fees to support the New Hampshire companion
animal neutering fund. http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/sb0137.html DOGS Concerns: The introduction to the bill stated
several misleading facts regarding reasons that dogs and cats are euthanized and the cost of such to the shelters.
Bill Status: At the public hearing, Sen. Roberge, the bill's sponsor, agreed to remove the introductory statement that DOGS objected to. 2/05/09:
Transportation & Interstate Cooperation. Due out of Committee 2/18/09.
  16. SB 0140: Relative to the Practice of Animal Chiropractic Care. http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/sb0140.html
2/10/09: Hearing Scheduled Executive Departments & Administration.
  17. SB 0156: Relative to the commission to study the creation of an animal care worker classification.
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/sb0156.html 1/27/09: Executive Departments & Administration.

New Jersey:
 New Jersey Federation of Dog Clubs (NJFDC): http://www.njfederationofdogclubs.org/
  1. NJ Bill Tracking: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/
  2. Rutgers University: Offering Certificate in Animal, Community and the Law. http://www.ncpp.us/certcourses.php “nice” AR
courses guaranteed to brainwash anyone.
  3. A 449: Permits the rabies inoculation of dogs at pounds or shelters under the direction of certain veterinarians.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A0500/449_I1.HTM 1/8/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural
Resources Committee
  4a. A 820: Requires court to issue animal protective orders against persons found guilty of abusing Animals.

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A1000/820_I1.HTM 1/8/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural
Resources Committee
  4b S 1045: Requires court to issue animal protective orders against persons found guilty of abusing Animals.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S1500/1045_I1.HTM 2/14/2008 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Economic
Growth Committee
  5a. A 899: Recodifies offenses against animals under State criminal code; increases degree of crime for certain offenses.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A1000/899_I1.HTM 1/8/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee
  5b. S 358: Recodifies offenses against animals under State criminal code; increases degree of crime for certain offenses.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S0500/358_I1.HTM 1/8/2008 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Economic
Growth Committee
  6a. A 902: Establishes animal cruelty offenses pertaining to chaining or other restraint of animals. ANTI-TETHERING MEAS-
URE. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A1000/902_I1.HTM 1/8/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and
Natural Resources Committee
  6b. S 835: Establishes animal cruelty offenses pertaining to chaining or other restraint of animals. ANTI-TETHERING MEASURE.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S1000/835_I1.HTM 1/28/2008 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Economic
Growth Committee
  7. A 1173: Requires dogs licensed out of state that are brought into NJ to be licensed in NJ within 60 days, and raises penalties for
violations of law requiring licensing of dogs and of kennels, pet shops, shelters and pounds.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A1500/1173_I1.HTM 1/8/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural
Resources Committee
  8. A 1381: Establishes notification system for operation of petting zoos and certain animal or agricultural exhibitions; establishes
sanitation requirement for human contact with animals. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A1500/1381_I1.HTM 1/8/2008 Intro-
duced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
  9. A 1403: Permits court to include animals in domestic violence restraining orders.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A1500/1403_I1.HTM 1/8/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee
  10. A 1414: Requires public schools to include instruction on humane treatment of animals as part of the Core Curriculum Content
Standards in Comprehensive Health and Physical Education. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A1500/1414_I1.HTM 1/8/2008
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Education Committee
  11. A 1418: Prohibits use of certain underwriting guidelines by insurers pertaining to guide dogs, service dogs, or hearing assis-
tance dogs harbored on the insured property. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A1500/1418_I1.HTM
2/7/2008 Passed by the Assembly (74-2-0)
2/14/2008 Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Commerce Committee
  12. A 1419: Authorizes courts to include animals in domestic violence restraining orders.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A1500/1419_I1.HTM 1/8/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee
  13. A 1591: Prohibits certain breeding and sales practices; requires persons selling cats or dogs to provide certain information;
and provides penalties. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A2000/1591_I1.HTM 1/8/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly
Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
  14. A 1593: Prohibits purchase and resale of certain animals for experimentation.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A2000/1593_I1.HTM Withdrawn from the Files
  15a. A 1951: Concerns homeowners insurance coverage with respect to dogs.
5/19/2008 Passed by the A5/19/2008 Passed by the Assembly (77-3-0)
5/19/2008 Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Commerce Committee
6/19/2008 Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading
  15b. S 1275: Concerns homeowners insurance coverage with respect to dogs.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S1500/1275_I1.HTM 6/19/2008 Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading
   16. A 2005: Concerns responsibilities and liabilities of individuals involved in equine animals activities.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A2500/2005_I1.HTM 1/28/1/28/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and
Natural Resources Committee
  17a. A 2346: Revises law concerning disposition of assets of a county society for the prevention of cruelty to animals that has dis-
solved or has had its charter revoked, canceled, or suspended. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A2500/2346_I1.HTM
2/26/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
  17b. S 1590: Revises law concerning disposition of assets of a county society for the prevention of cruelty to animals that has dis-
solved or has had its charter revoked, canceled, or suspended. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S2000/1590_S1.HTM
5/22/2008 Passed by the Senate (33-3)
5/22/2008 Received in the Assembly, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
  18a. A 2417: Requires accountability of NJSPCA and county societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals to Attorney General

and county prosecutors, respectively. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A2500/2417_I1.HTM 3/3/2008 Introduced, Referred to
Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
  18b S 1592: Requires accountability of NJSPCA and county societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals to Attorney General
and county prosecutors, respectively. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S2000/1592_I1.HTM 4/7/2008 Introduced in the Sen-
ate, Referred to Senate Economic Growth Committee
  19. A 2663: Provides that court shall make order respecting custody of domestic companion animals in divorce upon request.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A3000/2663_I1.HTM 5/12/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee
  20a. A 2983: Revises animal cruelty offenses concerning abuse, abandonment, neglect, and improper euthanizing of animals, in-
creases criminal and civil penalties therefor; establishes such penalties for new offenses; repeals conflicting sections of law.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A3000/2983_I1.HTM 6/16/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural
Resources Committee
  20b. S 1992: Revises animal cruelty offenses concerning abuse, abandonment, neglect, and improper euthanizing of animals, in-
creases criminal and civil penalties therefor; establishes such penalties for new offenses; repeals conflicting sections of law.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S2000/1992_I1.HTM 6/16/2008 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Economic
Growth Committee
  21a. A 3052: Expands emergency operations plans to include care for domestic animals.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A3500/3052_R1.HTM         11/17/2008 Passed by the Assembly (76-2-0)
11/24/2008 Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Economic Growth Committee
  21b. S 2028: Expands emergency operations plans to include care for domestic animals.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S2500/2028_I1.HTM 6/16/2008 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Economic
Growth Committee
  22. A 3335: Requires animal cruelty training for selected assistant county prosecutors and tracking of animal cruelty cases in State
uniform crime reporting system; directs AG to issue prosecutor guidelines for animal cruelty cases.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A3500/3335_I1.HTM 10/23/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety
  23. A 3539: Prohibits Cruel Restraint of Dogs (no tethering): http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A4000/3539_I1.HTM
12/15/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
  24. A 3552: Prohibits persons violating animal cruelty law from owning, keeping, or harboring animals; requires DHSS establish
and maintain website list of such persons. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A4000/3552_I1.HTM 9/15/2008 Introduced, Re-
ferred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee
  25. A 3574: Creates Feral Cat Health Commission. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A4000/3574_I1.HTM 1/13/2009 In-
troduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
  26. A 3575: Authorizes creation of local animal health and population control commissions.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A4000/3575_I1.HTM 1/13/2009 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural
Resources Committee
  27. S 364: Directs DHSS to adopt regulations prohibiting overcrowding of animals in kennels, pet shops and other retail establish-
ments; establishes penalties. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S0500/364_I1.HTM 1/8/2008 Introduced in the Senate, Re-
ferred to Senate Economic Growth Committee
  28. S 1845: Creates crime of threatening the life of certain animals. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S2000/1845_S1.HTM
11/24/2008 Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee
  29. S 2335: Authorizes hunting of game animals every day of the week during hunting season.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S2500/2335_I1.HTM 10/27/2008 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Environ-
ment Committee
  30. NE Rabies Challenge Fund Seminar & Benefit: March 14, 2009, Trayes Hall, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
 Dr. W. Jean Dodds will be presenting:
“Clinical Approaches to Managing and Treating Adverse Vaccine Reactions”
Dr. Ronald D. Schultz will be presenting:
"What Every Dog Owner Should Know About Canine Vaccines and Vaccination Programs"
  31. Howell Township: Dog Limit Law Proposed Ordinance to be heard on TUESDAY, 2/17/09.

New Mexico:
 1. HB 82: Intentionally Starving Animals To Death. http://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/09%20Regular/bills/house/HB0082.html In
House Judiciary Committee 2/04/09
 2. HB 125: Socorro Spay/Neuter Program. http://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/09%20Regular/bills/house/HB0125.html In House

Appropriations & Finance Committee 2/04/09
  3. HB 159: Expand Cruelty to Animals. http://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/09%20Regular/bills/house/HB0159.html 2/10/09:
Passed House. In Senate : Conservation Committee.
  4. HB 204: Extend Horse Racing Act To 2015. http://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/09%20Regular/bills/house/HB0204.html In
House Taxation & Revenue Committee 2/04/09
  5. HB 265: No Gas Chambers for Animal Euthanasia. http://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/09%20Regular/bills/house/HB0265.html
2/10/09: Passed House. In Senate : Conservation Committee.
  6. HB 593: Animal Euthanasia Requirements.
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?Chamber=H&LegType=B&LegNo=593&year=09 2/13/09: House Judiciary Committee.
  7. HB 667: Dangerous Dogs Definitions & Prosecution. BSL! “Pit Bull” or Rottweiler.
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?Chamber=H&LegType=B&LegNo=667&year=09 2/09/09: House Consumer & Public
Affairs Committee
  8. SB 127: Custody & Care of Mistreated Animals. http://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/09%20Regular/bills/senate/SB0127.html
This is what they are calling the “Animal Indemnification Bill," and would require those accused of animal cruelty to pay for their ani-
mal's food and shelter while the animals are in state custody. 2/11/09: In Senate Judiciary Committee.
  9. SB 185: Pet License Plate Fees to Animal Care Fund.
http://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/09%20Regular/bills/senate/SB0185.html In Senate Corporations & Transportation Committee
  10. SB 313: Cruelty to Animals Includes Abandonment:
http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?Chamber=S&LegType=B&LegNo=313&year=09 1/28/09: Senate Conservation Com-
  11. By the way: ," Under current New Mexico statute, any owner of a dog deemed to be "dangerous" must be spayed or neutered,
microchipped and registered each year. Under House Bill 667, the definition of "dangerous dog" is expanded to include any dog that "is identifiable
as or known as a pit bull or Rottweiler." Boy, I'll bet that owners of those dangerous dogs in NM aren't eager to be spayed, neutered, and

New York: .
  1a. Dog Federation of New York: http://www.dogfederationofnewyork.blogspot.com/
  1b Responsible Dog Owners of New York: Point of Contact: Ann Lettis lettis@webtv.net
   2a. New York Bill Search/Status: http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/
   2b. New York State Assembly: http://assembly.state.ny.us/
   3. New Rochelle Dog Owners Successful in Lawsuit Against City: http://www.dogfederationofnewyork.blogspot.com/
   4a. New York City: AR groups are Targeting Carriage Horses. Want to outlaw the Practice.
   4b. The Group Spearheading the effort to end carriage horses: http://www.banhdc.org/
   4c. This is still a BIG issue & the AR groups are STILL Fighting to End this practice. They continue to email the NYC politicos and
hand out incorrect info about carriages and the horses….. 2/17/09.
   5. A 00188: Allows persons 62 years or older to keep and care for common household pets in municipal housing; prevents eviction
of such persons based on the ownership of pets; provides that any pet who poses a nuisance to the community may be removed; does
not remove any pet owner from liability for the reasonable costs directly attributable to any damage caused by the pet.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A00188          01/07/2009 referred to housing
   6. A 00239: Provides for an increase in criminal penalties for acts of cruelty to animals making cruelty a class A misdemeanor or
an E felony based on level of intent; and aggravated cruelty a class D felony. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A00239
01/07/2009 referred to agriculture
   7. A 00255: Requires the micro-chipping of all dogs, excluding temporarily kept dogs; creates a state registry to maintain the identi-
fication and contact information on all micro-chipped dogs; provides that such registry shall be made available to veterinarians, shelters
and kennels for the purposes of identification. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A00255 01/07/2009 referred to agriculture
   8. A 00406: Relates to animal control and licensing of animals; relates to the better protection of lost and strayed animals and to
securing the rights of owners thereof; relates to licensing of dogs in certain cities; establishes an animal population control fund.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A00406 01/07/2009 referred to agriculture
   9. A 00427: Relates to classroom instruction in the humane treatment of animals and the requirement of training in the humane
treatment of animals for the certification or licensing of classroom teachers, teaching assistants, pupil personnel service professionals,
school administrators or supervisors or superintendents of schools. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A00427 01/07/2009 referred
to education
   10. A 00600: Allows the release of any dog or cat to another pound, shelter, society for the prevention of cruelty to animals, duly
incorporated humane society, or duly incorporated animal protective association for the sole purpose of placing such dog or cat in an
adoptive home, when such action is reasonably believed to improve the opportunity for adoption.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A00600 01/07/2009 referred to agriculture

   11. A 00825: Provides that any dog that has been released from their confinement for hunting purposes shall be deemed to be
under the reasonable control of its owner while engaged in hunting or returning from hunting.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A00825 01/07/2009 referred to environmental conservation
   12. A 00991: Relates to animal control and licensing of animals; authorizes other entities to issue licenses; increases license fees.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A00991 01/07/2009 referred to agriculture
   13. A 00992: Provides for tax credit for the adoption of household pets from animal shelter or humane society.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A00992 01/07/2009 referred to ways and means
   14. A 00999: Provides for humane destruction or disposition of certain animals; euthanasia of animals shall be accomplished by an
injection of sodium pentobarbital administered by a technician while the animal is heavily sedated or in the case of an emergency, a
gunshot is permissible in the case where an animal that is posing an imminent threat of serious physical injury; provides that chambers
used to induce hypoxia by means of lethal gas shall be dismantled, rendered inoperable and beyond repair, and removed from the
premises. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A00999 01/07/2009 referred to agriculture
   15. A 01089: Relates to attacks on service dogs; provides for a penalty of $1000 for the attack on a service dog or user of such
service dog, a fine of $2000 for an attack on both dog and user; also provides that if the attacking dog has previously been found to be
a dangerous dog, then such fines shall be $2000 and $4000 respectively, and such may also be punishable with 90 days imprison-
ment. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A01089 01/07/2009 referred to agriculture
   16. A 01377: Relates to the definition of pet dealer; in addition to the sale, includes the offering for sale of more than nine animals
per year for profit to the public or to any broker, wholesaler, medical facility or pet dealer; requires pet dealers who offer animals for
sale to the public, brokers, wholesalers and medical facilities to be licensed. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A01377 01/07/2009
referred to agriculture
   17. A 01540: Requires all dogs and their owners to successfully complete obedience training.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A01540 01/07/2009 referred to agriculture
   18. A 02105: Bans dangerous dogs from dwellings where children under 12 years reside; provides penalties including fines/jail
time for multiple violations within 5 years. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A02105 01/15/2009 referred to agriculture
   19. A 02564: Provides that no person 62 years of age or older shall be denied occupancy in multiple dwellings, nor shall such ten-
ant be evicted from a multiple dwelling on the sole ground that he or she owns or keeps a common household pet or pets, the harbor-
ing of which is not prohibited by the multiple dwelling law or other applicable law, unless the pet causes damage to the subject premis-
es, creates a nuisance or interferes substantially with the health, safety or welfare of other tenants or occupants of the same or adja-
cent building or structure. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A02564 01/20/2009 referred to housing
   20. A 02671: Excludes dogs, cats and any other domesticated animals from the definition of "wildlife"; defines the term feral dog or
cat. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A02671 01/21/2009 referred to environmental conservation
   21. A 02768: Provides that any person charged with enforcing laws prohibiting cruelty to animals shall cause a report to be made
when, in the performance of his or her duties, such person has reasonable cause to believe that abuse or maltreatment of a child has
also occurred; also provides that a person charged with the responsibility of filing a report of child abuse or maltreatment shall also
file a report of suspected animal abuse or maltreatment. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A02768 01/21/2009 referred to social
   22. A 03022: Provides for a prohibition on trapping animals for sport. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A03022 02/06/2009
enacting clause stricken
   23. A 03168: Requires that individuals convicted of certain animal cruelty and animal fighting offenses reimburse the organizations
caring for such animals. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A03168 01/23/2009 referred to agriculture
   24. A 03241: Makes various provisions relating to cruelty of animals; requires person adopting a dog or cat to receive a packet of
information on care and treatment of such animal which shall be provided by the pound, shelter, society for the prevention of cruelty to
animals, duly incorporated humane society or duly incorporated animal protection association; imposes additional penalties for
animal abuse and cruelty to animals; requires those who are required to report child abuse to report animal abuse.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A03241 01/23/2009 referred to agriculture
   25. A 3467: Relates to the humane treatment of animals by students in schools, in connection with school sponsored events or
activities and experimental studies. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A03467 01/27/2009 referred to education
   26. A 3567: Requires operators of petting zoos to maintain hand washing or hand cleansing facilities for persons attending such
petting zoos; prohibits the sale of prepared foods within fifty feet of the petting zoo area; and requires other public establishments fea-
turing animals that patrons may reasonably come in contact with to provide hand washing or hand cleansing facilities.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A03576 01/27/2009 referred to health
  27. A 4318: Creates the rescued animals spray and neuter fund; authorizes the department of taxation and finance to place a
check-off box on income tax returns for taxpayers to contribute money to the fund. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A04318
02/03/2009 referred to ways and means
   28. A 5507: Prohibits the sale of dogs and cats by animal facilities under inhumane conditions; regulates the operation of commer-
cial kennels used for breeding dogs. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A05507 2/13/09: Referred to Agriculture.
   29. S 00082: Provides that any dog that has been released from their confinement for hunting purposes shall be deemed to be

under the reasonable control of its owner while engaged in hunting or returning from hunting.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S00082 01/07/2009 Referred to Environmental Conservation
  30. S 00422: Provides strict liability for medical costs resulting from a dog bite or bites; allows exemptions for police work dogs,
hearing dogs and service dogs; allows additional recovery where it can be proved that the dog had dangerous or vicious propensities
and the owner had knowledge of such propensities. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S00422 01/07/2009 Referred to Judiciary.
  31. S 00518: Provides that pet dealers or other persons shall not sell dogs purchased or received from a puppy mill.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S00518 01/07/2009 Referred to Consumer Protection
  32. S 00911: Prohibits individuals, firms, corporations or associations from engaging in the killing or injuring of confined animals for
the purpose of entertainment, contest or any other reason; prohibits a premises from being licensed as a "shooting preserve" for the
purpose of such practice, commonly referred to as "canned hunting" or "domestic safaris"; subjects violators to civil penalties of not less
than five thousand dollars nor more than ten thousand dollars for each violation. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S00911
01/21/2009 Referred to Environmental Conservation
  33. S 1496: Makes the commission of cruelty to 10 or more animals during the same criminal transaction, a class E felony.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S01496 02/02/2009 Referred to Agriculture
  34. S 2211: Mandatory Microchipping of ALL Dogs & Cats. Creates a State Registry For ALL Chips.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S02211 2/13/09: Referred to Agriculture.
  35. S 2219: Requires all dogs and their owners to successfully complete obedience training.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S02219 2/13/09: Referred to Agriculture.
  36. Kingsbury: Site Remarks Against SPCA & Director, Spur s Lawsuit:

North Carolina: .
  1. North Carolina Responsible Animal Owners Alliance (NCRAOA): http://www.ncraoa.com/
  2. Responsible Exotic Animal Ownership Information for NC: http://www.rexano.org/StatePages/NorthCarolinaFrame.htm
  3. North Carolina General Assembly: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/
  4a. HB 6: Davie's Law/Humane Euthanasia in Shelters.
http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009%20%20&BillID=h6 Anti-gassing, anti-heartstick. 2/12/09:
Ref to the Com on Agriculture, if favorable, Judiciary II
  4b. Anti-Gassing, Anti-Heartstick AR Individuals and AR groups are preparing to Fight to End these forms of Humane Euthanasia.
(AHA and HSUS are the most prominent AR groups involved with this effort.
  4c. Woman Advocates for “Humane Euthanasia.” http://www.dailyadvance.com/news/woman-advocates-for-humane-animal-
  5. HB 27: Regulate Euthanasia of Animals.
http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009%20%20&BillID=h27 2/12/09: Ref to the Com on Agricul-
ture, if favorable, Judiciary II
  6. SB 7: Allow Hunting on Sunday. http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009%20%20&BillID=s7
1/29/09: Ref To Com On Judiciary II
  7. Asheville/Buncombe County: Anti-tethering is here. AS one person said: “ First ban tethering, then “undersized outdoor pens,
and then crates.”
  8. Gaston County: Commissioners Consider MSN. http://www.wsoctv.com/news/18443281/detail.html and
http://www.ncraoa.com/alerts.html        To contact the Gaston County Commissioners:
  9. Raleigh : City Council is Looking at Banning Tethering. http://www.newsobserver.com/news/story/1376557.html
  10. McDowell County: Proposed Animal Ordinance Has Bite. This may be a problem.
http://www2.mcdowellnews.com/content/2009/jan/27/proposed-animal-ordinance-has-bite/news-local/ To offer prudent suggestions to
the council and other members: http://www.mcdowellgov.com/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={8D745BD4-3EC7-4410-91B5-
  11. Burke County: Making History for Animal Rights. http://www2.morganton.com/content/2009/jan/16/making-history-burke-
county/ This bears watching.
  12a. Kitty Hawk/Dare County: Considering BSL after the “Murder” of Lab by “Pit Bulls.” This is exactly how Bad Laws are put into
effect by seemingly good people. http://obsentinel.womacknewspapers.com/articles/2009/02/04/top_stories/tops3311.txt Get those
letters going to the Editor and to the County Commissioners.
  12b. Meeting to Discuss this possible BSL is 2/16/09.
  12a. Wayne County: Substandard Mass Commercial Breeder Busted: (According to the ACO investigation was for a year….So
what took so long?):
http://www.newsargus.com/news/archives/2009/02/06/rescued_300_small_breed_dogs_seized_from_alleged_puppy_mill/ ,
http://www.wcti12.com/News12.asp , http://www.witn.com/

  12b. HSUS and PetSmart Charities Are involved (& so close to the HSUS Lobby Day , too…. Coincidence? Probably not.)
  12c. Dogs “Given” to HSUS (which is kind of difficult since they have no animal shelters): http://www.news-
  12d. HSUS Will Adopt Dogs Out (now, these dogs were supposedly in horrendous condition. They must have magically gotten bet-
ter to be eligible for adoption so quickly.): http://www2.journalnow.com/content/2009/feb/11/humane-society-seized-dogs-will-be-
  13. New Hanover & Brunswick Counties: Gas Chambers (and AR ACO Director Jean McNeil, New Hanover County, is also a
leader to end the practice) : http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20090206/video/902060308
  14. ARA Lobbies for Bill Against “Puppy Mills”. http://www.news14.com/content/local_news/triangle/604919/activists-lobby-against-
puppy-mills/Default.aspx Knew this was coming. HSUS timed the bust and Lobby Day and now this perfectly.
  15. Cumberland County: AR organization which is an off-shoot of DDB and the DDB has a working relationship with HSUS: Un-
chain Cumberland County. http://theemptyshelter.angelfire.com/ There are plans for Cumberland County, and they are not good.
  16, Chapel Hill (Orange County): Considering an Anti-Tethering Measure.
http://www.newsobserver.com/news/story/1408257.html Still a fight. Keep writing: http://www.ci.chapel-hill.nc.us/index.asp?nid=26

North Dakota:
  1. North Dakota State Legislature: http://www.legis.nd.gov/
  2. HB 1125: Control of predatory animals, destructive birds, and injurious field rodents. http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/61-
2009/bill-actions/ba1125.html 1/23/09: Passed House. 1/26/09: Received in Senate.
  3. HB 1386: Rabies Determinations. http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/61-2009/bill-actions/ba1386.html 1/12/09: In Agricul-
ture Committee
  4a. HB 1496: To have the Department of Commerce set up a Feasibility Study for an Equine Processing Plant:
  4b. Approved Study: http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/230304/
  5. HB 1499: Gun Dog Training. http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/61-2009/bill-actions/ba1499.html 2/06/09: Committee Hear-
ing 09:00
  6. SB: 2210: Relating to the Killing or Injury of a Law Enforcement Support Animal. http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/61-
2009/bill-actions/ba2210.html 2/02/09 Passed Senate. 2/02/09: Received in House.
  8. SB 2211: Related to Killing or Injuring a Service Animal; Providing Penalties. http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/61-2009/bill-
actions/ba2211.html      2/02/09 Passed Senate. 2/02/09: Received in House.
  9. SB 2271: Relating to child abuse investigations and required reports of animal abuse. http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/61-
2009/bill-actions/ba2271.html 2/13/09: Did not pass, placed on calendar.

   1. Ohio Valley Dog Owners, Inc. www.ovdo.org
  2. Ohio Federation of Dog Clubs, Inc. http://www.ofodc.org/index.htm
  3. Ohio Association of Animal Owners, Inc (OAAO): http://www.oaao.us/
  4. Ohio General Assembly: http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/
  5. A statewide anti-tethering measure is coming to Ohio. According to an AR email: “The newly-elected State Representative of
the 79th District is laying the foundation for the introduction of an anti-chaining statewide legislation as has been passed in other states
such as California, Connecticut, etc. He is asking for our help. He has asked that all Ohio residents contact their legislators and ask
for a statewide anti-chaining legislation protecting dogs from enduring a life of misery at the end of a chain and being left out in the cold
in this frigid weather….. Perla Kinne      Unchain Ohio Campaign.”
  6. Gallipolis: BSL Considered. Meeting is 2/17/09.
vote&widget=push&instance=secondary_news_left_column&article-City-clarifies-pit-bull-vote%20=&open City of Gallipolis
Municipal Building
518 Second Avenue
Gallipolis, Ohio 45631
(740) 446-1789
 City Council President: James A. Cozza
City Council Vice-President: Caroll Snowden
City Council Members: Dow Saunders, Jon Lynch,        Sam Davis
 7. Ohio Farm Bureau Meeting With HSUS. http://www.brownfieldnetwork.com/gestalt/go.cfm?objectid=5CFF61D1-5056-B82A-
 8. SB 22: Theft Penalties :theft includes stealing animals. http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/BillText128/128_SB_22_I_N.html

  1. Oklahoma Legislative Informational Services: http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/WebBillStatus/main.html
  2. HB 1045: Regulating Dogs Running At Large. http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/TextOfMeasures/TextOfMeasures.aspx
2/12/09: Passed Out of Judiciary.
  3. HB 1332: Creating the Pet Quality Assurance and Protection Act: Basically a combination of “Puppy mill”, breeder, licensing ,
fee oriented bill guaranteed to run those who do things right out of business:
http://kwtv.images.worldnow.com/images/incoming/pdf/0109/hb1332.pdf 2/11/09: CR; Do Pass, amended by committee substi-
tute Economic Development and Financial Services Committee.
  4. HB 1453: Dog kennel restrictions - modifying exceptions .
http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/TextOfMeasures/TextOfMeasures.aspx 2/03/09: Second Reading. Referred to ECON.
  5. HB 1465: Extend the Deadline for Hunting or Taking of a Furbearer.
http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/TextOfMeasures/TextOfMeasures.aspx 2/10/09: CR; Do Pass Wildlife Committee.
  5. HB 1641: Trusts for Pets Act of 2009. http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/TextOfMeasures/TextOfMeasures.aspx 2/03/09:
Second Reading. Referred to ECON.
  6. HB 1665: Exotic Pet Act: Restrictions! http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/TextOfMeasures/TextOfMeasures.aspx 2/03/09:
Second Reading. Referred to Rules.
  7. HB 1886: Use of unclaimed animals for scientific investigation and education
http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/TextOfMeasures/TextOfMeasures.aspx 2/03/09: Second Reading. Referred to Public Health.
  8. HB 2007: Open season dates and methods for hunting.
http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/TextOfMeasures/TextOfMeasures.aspx 2/03/09: Second Reading. Referred to Rules.
  9. HB 2084: Modifying Cody’s Law. This is a Dangerous Dog bill.
http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/TextOfMeasures/TextOfMeasures.aspx 2/03/09: Second Reading. Referred to Rules.
  10. HB 2209: Pet Protection Act. http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/TextOfMeasures/TextOfMeasures.aspx 2/03/09: Second
Reading. Referred to Judiciary.
  11. SB 619: Animals-Clarify language : All Domestic Animals Shall Be Restrained by the Owners and if the animals run at large,
the owners are liable for any damages. http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/TextOfMeasures/TextOfMeasures.aspx 2/03/09: Second
Reading. Referred to Rules.
  12. SB 637: Dog and Cat Sterilization Act. http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/TextOfMeasures/TextOfMeasures.aspx 2/05/09:
Second Reading. Referred to Rules.
  13. SB 639: Dog and Cat Sterilization Act. http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/TextOfMeasures/TextOfMeasures.aspx 2/05/09:
Second Reading. Referred to Rules.
  14. Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) Position on Bills: http://capwiz.com/okvma/issues/

  1. National Animal Interest Alliance (NAIA): http://www.naiaonline.org/
  2. Oregon State Legislature: http://www.leg.state.or.us/
  3. North Plains: BSL. This is about the BSL and how all BSLs are not for the best of the public.
  4. HB 2223: Increases or establishes certain fees related to hunting, angling and commercial fishing. Extends and increases cer-
tain surcharges. http://landru.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/hb2200.dir/hb2223.intro.html 1/21/09: Referred to Agriculture, Nat-
ural Resources and Rural Communities with subsequent referral to Ways and Means.
  5. HB 2286: Relating to Damages Awarded for Damages out of Civil Liability.
http://landru.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/hb2200.dir/hb2286.intro.html 1/12/09: Referred to Judiciary.
  6. HB 2313: Animals are Property. http://landru.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/hb2300.dir/hb2313.intro.html 1/27/09: Public
Hearing Held in Judiciary].
  7. HB 2323: Crime of Theft for Stealing Animals. Modifies property offenses by increasing value threshold of property.
http://landru.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/hb2300.dir/hb2323.intro.html 2/04/09: Referred to Senate Judiciary. 2/17/09: Public
Hearing and Possible Work Session scheduled.
  8. HB 2344: Sexual Relations Between Human and Animal is Illegal.
http://landru.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/hb2300.dir/hb2344.intro.html 2/12/09: Public Hearing Held.
  9a. HB 2470: Breeder Law, Pet Seller Law : Prohibits owning, possessing, controlling or having charge of more than 25 sexually
intact dogs aged four months or older. Imposes conditions for owning, possessing, controlling or having charge of 10 or more sexually
intact dogs aged four months or older. Imposes requirements and prohibitions on pet dealers selling, bartering or exchanging dogs.
hereditary defects. http://landru.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/hb2400.dir/hb2470.intro.html 2/04/09: Referred to Consumer
  9b. NAIA CapWiz to Fight This bill: http://capwiz.com/naiatrust/issues/alert/?alertid=12552026

  10. HB 2496: Authorizes property tax exemptions for qualified welfare programs that benefit animals. Permits qualified welfare
programs to apply for refund or abatement of property taxes. Applies to tax years beginning on and after July 1, 2002.
http://landru.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/hb2400.dir/hb2496.intro.html 2/04/09: Referred to Agriculture, Natural Resources
and Rural Communities with subsequent referral to Revenue.
  11. HB 2529: Modifies procedures related to seizure and forfeiture of criminally mistreated animals. Requires person who commits
sexual assault of animal to report as sex offender. http://landru.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/hb2500.dir/hb2529.intro.html
2/03/09: First reading. Referred to Speaker's desk.
  12. SB 99: Persons on Probation not permitted to own an animal.
http://landru.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/sb0001.dir/sb0099.intro.html 2/12/09: Carried over to 02-16 by unanimous consent.
  13. SB 280: Makes it Illegal to Participate in Animal Fighting.
http://landru.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/sb0200.dir/sb0280.intro.html 2/12/09: Public Hearing Held.
  14. SB 297: Persons Convicted of a Felony or Misdemeanor may not Possess a Domestic Animal for five years.
http://landru.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/sb0200.dir/sb0297.intro.html 2/11/09: Public Hearing and Possible Work Session
  15. SB 298: Prohibits court and animal care agency from placing forfeited animal in same household as person from who animal
was forfeited. Requires animal's new owner to execute acknowledgment of ownership.
http://landru.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/sb0200.dir/sb0298.intro.html 2/11/09: Public Hearing Held.
  16. SB 303: Relating to Humane Special Investigators. http://landru.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/sb0300.dir/sb0303.intro.html
1/23/09: Referred to Judiciary.
  17 SB 304: Abandon Animals: Requires mortgagor taking possession of real property to provide minimum care for domestic an-
imal or livestock abandoned at property & animal control to take custody and provide care.
http://landru.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/sb0300.dir/sb0304.intro.html 2/10/09: Public Hearing Held.
  18. SB 371: Setting Up Trusts for Pets. http://landru.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/sb0300.dir/sb0371.intro.html 2/05/09:
Public Hearing Held.
  19. SB 391: Exotic Animal Bill. http://landru.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/sb0300.dir/sb0391.intro.html        2/05/09: Referred
to Environment and Natural Resources.
  20. SB 398: Modifies crime of animal abandonment to include abandonment of equines.
http://landru.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/sb0300.dir/sb0398.intro.html 2/12/09: Public Hearing Held.
  21. Albany: Pet Limits! http://www.democratherald.com/articles/2009/01/24/news/local/2aaa02_doglimit.txt Two Dogs per home.
To contact the city council and explain why pet limits do not work: http://www.cityofalbany.net/council/index-2009.php The Mayor is
Asking to Drop Dog Limits. http://www.democratherald.com/articles/2009/02/02/news/local/7aaa03_doglimit.txt
  1. Pennsylvania Federation of Dog Clubs (PFDC): http://home.paonline.com/pfdc/ .
  2. Pennsylvania Legislature/General Assembly: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/
  3a. HB 39: Cropping and Docking and Debarking Can Only be Done by a Veterinarian.
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?&syear=2009&sind=0&body=H&type=B&bn=0039 2/11/09: Third considera-
tion and final passage.
SECTION 8-D. Any dog whose ears have been cropped or cut in any way shall be ineligible to compete at any show in any state where
the laws prohibit the same except subject to the provisions of such laws.
  4. HB 97: Hunting Rules and Regulations.
  5. HB 123: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?&syear=2009&sind=0&body=H&type=B&bn=0123 1/30/09:
Referred to Judiciary Committee.
  6. HB 369: Act Amending the “Dog Law” , further providing for fees; and providing for county dog shelter restricted accounts.
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?&syear=2009&sind=0&body=H&type=B&bn=0369 2/13/09: Referred to Agri-
culture & Rural Affairs.
  7. SB 50: A Puppy Lemon Law/Buyer Protection Law.
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?&syear=2009&sind=0&body=S&type=B&bn=0050 1/20/09: Referred to Con-
sumer Protection and Professional Licensing.
  8. SB 112: Convicted Individuals, On Parole, Probation, Bail: Limited Pet Ownership:
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?&syear=2009&sind=0&body=S&type=B&bn=0112 2/10/09: First Considera-
  9. York: Anti-Tethering ARAs are on the move in this city, according to an AR email within DDB (Dogs Deserve Better).
  10. Statewide: PA Appeals Court Says Owners can shoot Dogs and Cats (law is ambiguous):

   11: Canine Health Board Proposal: Statement of Policy: Temporary Guidelines Standards for Commercial Kennels.
   12. States Bans Eckhart from Buying & Selling Dogs. http://www.mcall.com/news/local/all-eckhart-dogs-sale-020609-
cn,0,3964493.story This is a state first.
   13. Best Friends & University of Pennsylvania Are Doing a Study on “Puppy Mill” Dogs according to the AR email. The title of the
study is: Best Friends Canine Demeanor Appraisal. http://vetapps.vet.upenn.edu/cbarq/bestfriends/ The ID is 9093. Wanna bet this
study will be one-sided?
   14. Professional Dog Breeders File Federal Lawsuit: Allege New Dog Law Violates Rights. “ROYERSFORD (PA) – The Profes-
sional Dog Breeders Advisory Council, Inc., along with Clymer & Musser Law Firm in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, announced today the
filing of a federal civil action against Dennis Wolff, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.” (email came in on

Rhode Island:
  1a. Rhode Island Legislative Information: http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/genmenu/
  1b. Rhode Island General Assembly: http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/
  2. H 5188: Recognizes AKC Canine Good Citizen Program and Supporting Its Efforts to Promote Responsible Pet Ownership.
http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/billtext09/housetext09/h5188.pdf House Read and Passed: 1/27/09.
  3. H 5372: Cruelty to Animals: Overwork them, have them riding in a vehicle in an incorrect manner, gives them any medication or
anything to cause pain: guilty of cruelty. http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/billtext09/housetext09/h5372.pdf 2/10/09: Introduced & Sent to
  4. H 5374: Vicious Dogs and Penalties. http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/billtext09/housetext09/h5374.pdf 2/10/09: Introduced & Sent to
  5a. S 0023: Relating To Animals and Animal Husbandry. http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/billtext09/senatetext09/s0023.pdf 1/14/09:
Referred To: Senate Constitutional & Regulatory Issues
  5b. Will Prohibit Keeping Dogs Outdoors. http://www.ussportsmen.org/Page.aspx?pid=1839&srctid=1&erid=2136031
  6. S 0024: Relating to Dangerous Dogs. http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/billtext09/senatetext09/s0024.pdf 1/14/09: Senate Consti-
tutional & Regulatory Issues

South Carolina:
   1. South Carolina Federation of Dog Clubs : Point of Contact: Peggy Wilson: djwilson@bellsouth.net
  2. South Carolina Legislature: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/
  3. Fountain Inn: Animal Rights Group (Peta) Wants FI to end Carriage Rides:
  4. H. 3013: Animal Enclosures: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess118_2009-2010/bills/3013.htm Penalties for destroying fences
or enclosures of animals. 1/13/09: Referred to Committee on Judiciary
  5. H. 3117: Pets. http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess118_2009-2010/bills/3117.htm Orders of Protection to Include Pets.
1/13/09: Referred to Committee on Judiciary
  6. H. 3137: Animal Control Officers have the same Rights and Responsibilities as Litter Control Officers:
http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess118_2009-2010/bills/3137.htm 2/10/09: Referred to Senate Judiciary.
  7. H. 3227: Increase Penalties for Cockfighting. http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess118_2009-2010/bills/3227.htm 1/13/09: Re-
ferred to Committee on Judiciary
  8a. H. 3265: Ill Treatment of Animals http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess118_2009-2010/bills/3265.htm Practice of Veterinary
Medicine. 1/14/09: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs
ARDS. 1/13/09: Senate Referred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources.
  9. H. 3319:      Dangerous Animal Definitions. http://www.scstatehouse.gov/cgi-bin/web_bh10.exe 1/27/09: Referred to
Committee on Judiciary.
  12. S. 223: Provisions for the Cost of Animal Care Act. http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess118_2009-2010/bills/223.htm If a person
is arrested or has animals taken away, without protection of the “innocent before guilty” mantra, the person would be responsible for
paying for the care of the animals. 1/13/09: Senate Referred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources
  13. S 328: Relating to Inoculating Pets Against Rabies. http://www.scstatehouse.gov/cgi-
1/28/09: Referred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural
  14. Scranton(in Florence County): BSL!
http://www.scnow.com/scp/news/local/article/scranton_resident_asks_council_for_pit_bull_ban/31149/ To contact the city and politely
educate them about BSLs:

City of Scranton
1818 US Highway 52
P. O. Box 279
Scranton, SC 29591
Telephone: 843-389-2222
Fax: 843-389-0636
  15. Beaufort: Chain Free Beaufort is at it again. http://www.islandpacket.com/opinion/letters/story/750801.html Send letters and
comments to the Beaufort County Commissioners: http://www.bcgov.net/Council/council.php Remind them of last time and the
realities about tethering and DDB. Remember, DDB doesn’t just want to outlaw chaining, they want to end caging and dogs being left
in basements and in garages, too. Many people, for one reason or another cannot have a fence.

South Dakota:
   1. South Dakota Legislature: http://legis.state.sd.us/
   2. Tea: Rescind BSL, but with some catches.
   3. HB 1065: provide for voluntary ownership inspections of horses and mules and to authorize a fee for those inspections.
http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2009/Bill.aspx?Bill=1065 2/03/09: Agriculture and Natural Resources Deferred to the 41st legis-
lative day, Passed,
   4. HB 1078: prohibit acts of terrorism against persons engaged in a state university activity involving live animals.
http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2009/Bill.aspx?Bill=1078 1/21/09: State Affairs Deferred to the 41st legislative day.
   5. HB 1146: prohibit the torture of animals and to provide certain penalties therefor.
http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2009/Bill.aspx?Bill=1146 2/18/09: Scheduled for Hearing in House Judiciary.
   6. SB 44: repeal certain sales and use tax exemptions concerning the sale of feed for certain animals and the sale of certain ani-
mals, and to repeal the classification of fur-bearing animals. http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2009/Bill.aspx?Bill=44 1/23/09: Taxa-
tion Deferred to the 41st legislative day, Passed
   7. SB 75: allow dogs to be used in the hunting of mountain lions. http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2009/Bill.aspx?Bill=75 .
2/04/09: Senate Do Pass Amended, Failed.
   8a. SCR 2: Urging the reinstatement and funding of a federal inspection program governing horse slaughter and euthanasia facili-
ties. http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2009/Bill.aspx?Bill=SCR2 2/03/09: Senate Adopt Resolution, Passed.
  8b. H.J. 289: Urging the reinstatement and funding of a federal inspection program governing horse slaughter and euthanasia facili-
ties. http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2009/Bill.aspx?Bill=SCR2 2/05/09: House of Representatives Concurred in Resolution,

  1. Responsible Animal Owners of Tennessee. Point of Contact: Donna Malone raotinc@aol.com AND http://www.rdog-tn.org/
  2. Tennessee Federation of Dog Clubs. Contact: Jon Cole.
  3. Tennessee Legislature: http://www.legislature.state.tn.us/
  4a. HB 0113: Relative to State Licensing of Dog and Cat Dealers.
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=HB0113 2/11/09: P2C, ref. to S. C,L&A Comm.
  4b. SB 0041: Relative to State Licensing of Dog and Cat Dealers.
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SB0041 2/11/09: P2C, ref. to S. C,L&A Comm.
  5a. HB 0385: Tennessee Animal Abuser Registration, Tracking and Verification Act
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=HB0385 2/11/09: P2C, ref. to S. C,L&A Comm.
  5b. SB 0182: Tennessee Animal Abuser Registration, Tracking and Verification Act
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SB0182 2/11/09: P2C, ref. to S. Jud Comm.
  6a. HB 0386: “Commercial Breeder Act.” (“puppy mill bill” thanks to AR groups):
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=HB0386       2/11/09: P2C, ref. to S. C,L&A Comm.
  6b. SB 0258: “Commercial Breeder Act.” (“puppy mill bill” thanks to AR groups):
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SB0258 2/11/09: P2C, ref. to S. C,L&A Comm.
  7a. HB 0413: Animals and Animal Cruelty - As introduced, deletes requirement persons selling dogs and cats at a flea market ob-
tain a license as a dealer from the department of agriculture.
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=HB0413 2/12/09: P2C, ref. to S. C,L&A Comm.
  7b. SB 0538: Animals and Animal Cruelty - As introduced, deletes requirement persons selling dogs and cats at a flea market ob-
tain a license as a dealer from the department of agriculture. http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SB0538
2/12/09: P2C, ref. to S. C,L&A Comm.
  8a. HB 0422: Animals and Animal Cruelty - As introduced, deletes provisions relative to state licensing of dog and cat dealers.
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=HB0422 2/12/09: P2C, ref. to S. C,L&A Comm.

   8b. SB 0435: Animals and Animal Cruelty - As introduced, deletes provisions relative to state licensing of dog and cat dealers.
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SB0435 2/12/09: P2C, ref. to S. C,L&A Comm.
  9a. HB 0539: Requires that forfeited amounts from deposits paid to agencies to ensure that adopted dogs and cats are spayed or
neutered be used to conduct programs to spay and neuter dogs and cats in the community where the agency is located instead of be-
ing used to conduct educational programs in support of spaying and neutering.
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=HB0539 2/12/09: Intro., P1C.
   9b. SB 0675: Requires that forfeited amounts from deposits paid to agencies to ensure that adopted dogs and cats are spayed or
neutered be used to conduct programs to spay and neuter dogs and cats in the community where the agency is located instead of be-
ing used to conduct educational programs in support of spaying and neutering.
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SB0675 2/12/09: Intro., P1C.
   10a. HB 0544: Tort Liability and Reform - As introduced, exempts persons from civil liability for rendering or obtaining medical care
or treatment to certain animals under specified circumstances.
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=HB0544 2/12/09: P2C, ref. to S. Jud Comm.
   10b. SB 0410: Tort Liability and Reform - As introduced, exempts persons from civil liability for rendering or obtaining medical care
or treatment to certain animals under specified circumstances.
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SB0410 2/12/09: P2C, ref. to S. Jud Comm.
   11a. HB 0626: Provides that in animal cruelty prosecutions, if the defendant does not post court-ordered security to pay for ex-
pense of caring for the animal within 72 hours, animal is forfeited and defendant loses all ownership rights.
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=HB0626 2/12/09: P2C, ref. to S. Jud Comm. NO Presumption
of Innocence before Guilty Verdict.
   11b. SB 0391: Provides that in animal cruelty prosecutions, if the defendant does not post court-ordered security to pay for ex-
pense of caring for the animal within 72 hours, animal is forfeited and defendant loses all ownership rights.
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SB0391 2/12/09: P2C, ref. to S. Jud Comm.
   12. SB 0604: Authorizes municipalities having a population of at least 100,000 to establish an ordinance and permitting process
that would enable restaurants to allow admittance of patron companion dogs into designated outdoor dining areas.
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SB0604 2/12/09: P2C, ref. to S. S&L Govt. Comm.
   13. SB 0605: As introduced, authorizes municipalities having a population of at least 100,000 to establish an ordinance and permit-
ting process that would enable restaurants to allow admittance of patron companion dogs into designated outdoor dining areas.
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SB0605 2/12/09: P2C, ref. to S. S&L Govt. Comm.
   14. SB 1322: Class B fine only offenses of selling live animals on public streets, parks and for business to offer live animal as prize
or for promotional purposes; places safeguards on sale of animals at flea markets.
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SB1322 2/12/09: Introduced & sent to P1C.
   15. SB 1481: Landlords and mortgage holders to notify animal control entity or animal shelter if vacated property contains aban-
doned animals. http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SB1481 2/12/09: Introduced & sent to P1C
   16. Greene County/Greeneville: Proposed MSN, similar to the one in Buncombe County, NC.
http://www.greenevillesun.com/story/300989 To contact the county and explain why MSNs do not work: Chairman Jan Kiker
Fax number at the courthouse, please put to her attention: 423-798-1771
Phone number at courthouse to leave a message, this is the Mayor, Alan Broyles' office: 423-798-1766
Ms Kiker's email address: kikerj@greenek12.org
   17. East Brainerd (Chattanooga): Dog SHOW Breeder Says Home "Raided," Must Pay Almost $900 In Fees.
http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_143486.asp She had sold ONE puppy last year, making her a "dog dealer" by def-
   18. Mass Dog Breeding Operation Raided. http://spartaexpositor.com/articles/2009/02/12/news/doc4993275c1f6b8789629348.txt
This time by not only the HSUS, but by the ASPCA, too. All of this is appears to be coordinated around the HSUS Lobby Days.

  1. Responsible Pet Owners Alliance: http://www.responsiblepetowners.org/
  2. Teas Legislature: http://www.legis.state.tx.us/
  3. HB 205: Relating to the applicability of certain city requirements affecting the restraint of certain dogs on annexed or otherwise
acquired property used for agricultural operations. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB205
11/12/08: Filed.
  4. HB 243: Relating to equipping each K-9 law enforcement vehicle with a heat alarm system.
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB243 11/15/08: Filed.
  5. HB 405: Authorizes an ACO to Carry A Bite Prevention Stick in the Performance of Duties.
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB405 12/15/08: Filed.

  6. HB 435: Penalties for the Theft of a Pet. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB435
12/18/08: Filed.
  7. HB 458: Pet Limits: Relating to limitations on the number of dogs at a residence in certain counties.
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB458 12/22/08: Filed.
  8. HB 589: Tax Exemptions by Certain Charitable Organizations (read HSUS and other AR groups):
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB589 1/13/09: Filed.
  9. HB 738: Fines for Inattentive Driving (this includes interacting with a pet while driving):
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB738 1/23/09: Filed.
  10. HB 853: Relating to inclusion of pets and other companion animals in protective orders; providing a penalty.
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB853 1/29/09: Filed.
  11. HB 895: Relating to the time in which a person must abate an animal carcass nuisance.
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB895 1/30/09: Filed.
  12. HB 925: BSL: Pet Bulls: Relating to the handling of or caring for a pit bull breed of dog by certain minors; providing penalties. .
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB925 1/30/09: Filed.
  13. HB 1046: Owner Has the Right of Appeal If Divested of Animals. Must File an Appeal Bond.
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB1046 2/04/09: Filed.
  14. HB 1147: Relating to conduct constituting the offense of dog fighting and to the criminal and civil consequences of committing
that offense. http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB1147 2/09/09: Filed.
  14. SB 423: Street Gangs & Dogs. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=SB423 1/07/09:
Received by the Secretary of the Senate
  13. SB 554: Dog Fighting: Relating to conduct constituting the offense of dog fighting and to the criminal and civil consequences of
committing that offense. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=SB554 1/27/09: Received by the
Secretary of the Senate
  14. SB 634: Relating to Unlawful Restraint of a Dog. No Tethering!
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=SB634 2/02/09: Received by the Secretary of the Senate.
  16. SB 682: Relating to participation in an animal identification system.
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=SB682 2/05/09: Received by the Secretary of the Senate.
  14. Forth-Worth: Animal Control Officers Going Door-to-Door For Any and All Violations. (Blaming it on a dog attack):
  15. McAllen: Mulls MSN FOR ALL pets in the town.
http://www.themonitor.com/articles/mcallen_22536___article.html/law_mulls.ht To contact city officials and explain why this will not
work: http://www.mcallen.net/officials/commission.aspx
  16. Victoria: Possible BSL. To write city officials and explain why BSLs do not work:
  17. According to Texas Law, there is a Sale Tax on Puppies. Whenever you sell one, you should pay sale taxes on it. “You will
need to apply for a Texas Sales and Use Tax permit and collect tax on the sales price of each puppy and remit it to the state of Texas.”
This is according to the Texas Public Comptroller’s office. Here is the permit needed: http://window.state.tx.us/taxpermit/
  18. Plano (Collin County): MSN & Mandatory Microchipping for ALL dogs and cats over 4 months of age. Other anti-breeding
areas in this proposed ordinance. http://plano.gov/Animal/Pages/default.aspx To contact the city government:
http://www.plano.gov/City_Hall/CityGovernment/council/Pages/default.aspx         This city council meeting is scheduled for February 17,
2009. Need bodies there to speak up. Here is the link to the agenda (the ordinance begins on page 201):

  1. Utah State Legislature: http://www.le.state.ut.us/
  2. HJR 007: Joint Resolution of the Legislature Urging U. S. Congress to Oppose Federal Legislation That would Interfere with a
State’s Authority to direct the Transport or Processing of horses. http://le.utah.gov/~2009/htmdoc/hbillhtm/hjr007.htm
  3. SB 0173: Emotional Support Animals and Psychiatric Therapy Animals. http://le.utah.gov/~2009/htmdoc/sbillhtm/sb0173.htm
2/11/09: Senate / committee report favorable.
  4. SB 0175: Signage Requirements Relating to Children and Animals in Parked Cars.
http://le.utah.gov/~2009/htmdoc/sbillhtm/sb0175.htm        2/12/09: Senate Comm - Not Lifted from Table.

  1. Vermont Federation of Dog Clubs:      Ed Peterson:     nipmuc02@aol.com
 2. Vermont Legislative Bill Tracking System: http://www.leg.state.vt.us/database/database2.cfm
 3. H 62: Exemption from Municipal Dog Control Ordinances for Working Dog Farms. (farms that use dogs are part of the job)

http://www.leg.state.vt.us/database/status/summary.cfm?Bill=H.0062&Session=2010 1/29/09: Read First Time / Referred to Agri-
culture Committee.
  4. H 96: Prohibiting a Person from Operating a Motor Vehicle with an Animal on Her / His Lap.
http://www.leg.state.vt.us/database/status/summary.cfm?Bill=H.0096&Session=2010 1/29/09: Read First Time / Referred to
Transportation Committee.

  1. Virginia Federation of Dog Clubs & Breeders: http://www.vfdcb.org/
  2. Virginia General Assembly: http://legis.state.va.us/
  3. SB 897: County or city pounds; confinement and disposition of animals; affiliation with foster care providers; penalties; injunctive
relief. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?ses=091&typ=bil&val=sb897&Submit2=Go Allows Shelters to give additional medi-
cation and care to animals in their facility. VFDC&B Recommends Supporting this bill WITH CHANGES. 2/12/09: In House
Committee on Health, Welfare & Institutions.
  4. SB 931: Each animal control officer, humane investigator or State Veterinarian's representative shall interfere to prevent the
perpetration of any act of cruelty upon any animal in his presence and shall enjoy the protection of the Commonwealth's sovereign im-
munity for those actions taken in good faith and with reasonable cause. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-
bin/legp504.exe?ses=091&typ=bil&val=sb931&Submit2=Go ***” In other words, you can't sue an animal control officer, humane investiga-
tor, or state vet's representative, no matter what he does.
Considering what we know about animal control in this state (which is that some are good and some are very, very unprofessional, incompetent, and
even corrupt), this is not a good bill. It is extending the protection of the state to LOCAL officers who may or may not have had any training and may
or may not even know what the law is.” 2/11/09: Left in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources. (Laid on the Table.)
 5. SB 950: Control of Dangerous & Vicious Dogs with Penalties for Not Controlling Them. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-
bin/legp504.exe?ses=091&typ=bil&val=sb950&Submit2=Go        ****[:Any other person who has reason to believe that a canine or canine
crossbreed is a dangerous dog or vicious dog may apply to a magistrate for the issuance of such a summons.]* We have a problem in this state with
animal control officers who do not respond to complaints about dogs. This law would allow anyone to go to a magistrate to ask for a dangerous dog
ruling. The trouble with that is:
1) It would give neighbors who have a grudge against a dog owner the power to cause some major trouble with very little or no evidence
2) It would open the door to everyone who misinterprets a dog's barking as "vicious" to report it as such to a magistrate and, again, cause a lot of
headache and heartache for little or no cause, and
3) You don't solve a problem of laws not being enforced by passing more laws. You see to it that the original law is enforced.” This bill was
opposed by not only by the Federation, but by the Virginia Animal Control Association and the Association of Commonwealth
Attorneys, and 1/19/09: DEFEATED in the committee hearing.
  6. SB 1151: Sterilization of Adopted Dogs and Cats. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-
bin/legp504.exe?ses=091&typ=bil&val=sb1151&Submit2=Go Every new owner of a dog or cat adopted from a releasing agency and
any owner reclaiming his dog or cat from a releasing agency after more than one impoundment of that same animal shall cause to be
sterilized the dog or cat pursuant to the agreement required by subdivision 2 of subsection B of this article. VFDC&B Recommends
Opposing this bill. 1/27/09: Bill DEFEATED.
  7 HB 1951: Enact a Dangerous Dog Registry. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-
bin/legp504.exe?ses=091&typ=bil&val=hb1951&Submit2=Go VFDC&B Is Remaining NEUTRAL. 2/16/09: Senate Reported from
Agriculture, Conservation, Natural Resources Committee.
  8. HB 2097: Similar to SB897: Allows Shelters to give additional medication and care to animals in their facilities.
http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?ses=091&typ=bil&val=hb2097&Submit2=Go VFDC&B Recommends Support. 2/16/09:
Senate Reported from Agriculture, Conservation, Natural Resources Committee, with Amendment.
  9. HB 2220: Local Municipalities May Set/Raise Their Own Fees. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-
bin/legp504.exe?ses=091&typ=bil&val=hb2220&Submit2=Go 2/10/09: House: Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Re-
sources. (Laid on the Table)
  10. HB 2241: Detector Canine Handler and Examiner, Department of Criminal Justice to Provide Partial Exemption.
http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?ses=091&typ=bil&val=hb2241&Submit2=Go 2/11/09: Senate: Referred to Committee
on General Laws and Technology
  11. HB 2290: Income Tax , State; Animal Control Adoption Fee Tax Credit. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-
bin/legp504.exe?ses=091&typ=bil&val=hb2290&Submit2=Go 2/10/09: House: Left in Finance. (Laid on the Table)
  12. HB 2263: Definitions. Moves Animal Control from Oversight and Governance to Department of Criminal Justice.
http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?ses=091&typ=bil&val=hb2263&Submit2=Go 2/10/09: House: Left in Agriculture,
Chesapeake and Natural Resources. (Laid on the Table)
  13. HB 2321: Control of dangerous or vicious dogs; penalties: Medical costs resulting from injury by dangerous dog.
http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?ses=091&typ=bil&val=hb2321&Submit2=Go VFDC&B Recommends Supporting this
bill. 1/28/09: House: Incorporated by Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (HB2364-Gilbert) by voice vote.

   14. HB 2364: Control of dangerous or vicious dogs; penalties: [The court, upon finding the animal to be a dangerous or vicious dog, may
order the owner, custodian, or harborer thereof to pay restitution for damages to any person injured by the animal or whose companion animal was
injured or killed by the animal.] http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?ses=091&typ=bil&val=hb2364&Submit2=Go VFDC&B
Recommends Supporting this bill. 2/16/09: Senate: Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
  15. HB 2377: Definitions and Stopping animals from being Given As Prizes http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-
bin/legp504.exe?ses=091&typ=bil&val=hb2377&Submit2=Go 2/10/09: House: Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Re-
sources. (Laid on the Table)
  16. HB 2381: Pets Are Included in Orders of Protection. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-
bin/legp504.exe?ses=091&typ=bil&val=hb2381&Submit2=Go VFDC&B Recommends Support. 02/13/09 Senate: Assigned
Courts sub: Criminal.
  17. HB 2393: Animal control officers deemed law-enforcement officers. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-
bin/legp504.exe?ses=091&typ=bil&val=hb2393&Submit2=Go 02/13/09 Senate: Assigned Courts sub: Criminal.
  18. HB 2669: Humane Investigators. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?ses=091&typ=bil&val=hb2669&Submit2=Go
VFDC&B Recommends Opposing this bill 2/03/09. House: Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (LAID
  19. HJ 661: Feral Cats. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?ses=091&typ=bil&val=hj661&Submit2=Go Complete a study
on feral cats in VA. CFA and VFDC&B Opposing this bill. bill 2/03/09. House: Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natu-
ral Resources (LAID ON THE TABLE. )
  20. Fairfax City: Police Are Going Door-To-Door Checking for Rabies Certificates, according to an email.

   1. Washington State Legislature: http://www.leg.wa.gov/legislature
   2. Vancouver: Anti-Tethering is on the move. This is what the AR side is espousing about Tethering.
   3. HB 1148: Protection of Animals From Domestic Violence. http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=1148&year=2009
2/09/09: Placed on second reading by Rules Committee.
   4b. HB 1406: Creating A Companion Animal Spay/Neuter Assistance Program.
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=1406&year=2009 2/06/09: Public hearing in the House Committee on Agricul-
ture & Natural Resources
   4a. SB 5329: Creating A Companion Animal Spay/Neuter Assistance Program.
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=5329&year=2009 1/27/09: Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Agricul-
ture & Rural Economic Development
   5. HB 2202: Ensuring minimum proper veterinarian care standards for certain dogs.
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=2202&year=2009 ( Identifying the minimum proper veterinarian care standard for a
dog under twelve months of age necessary to maximize the health of a dog under twelve months of age or minimize the spread of dis-
eases. )       2/12/09: House 1st Reading & Referred to Judiciary.
   6. HB 5095: Banning Lead Shot (not the protection of condors and other wildlife)
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=5095&year=2009 1/26/09: Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Natural
Resources and Ocean & Recreation
   7. SB 5103: Concerning Service Animals in Training. http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=5103&year=2009
2/10/09: Placed on 2nd Reading by Rules Committee.
   8. SB 5192: Allowing Dogs in Bars. http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=5192&year=2009 1/16/09: First read-
ing, referred to Labor, Commerce & Consumer
   9. SB 5200: Concerning Marauding Dogs. http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=5200&year=2009 This is a Dan-
gerous Dog Bill. 1/29/09: JUD - Majority; do pass. Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.
   10. SB 5336: Allowing Dogs in Designated Outside Areas of Bars and Coffee Shops.
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=5336&year=2009 2/09/09: Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Labor
and Commerce & Consumer Protection.
   11a. SB 5651: Dog Breeding Limits (MSN!): http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=5651&year=2009 2/09/09: Pub-
lic hearing in the Senate Committee on Labor and Commerce & Consumer Protection.
   11b. NAIA Capwiz against this bill: http://capwiz.com/naiatrust/issues/alert/?alertid=12561101&queueid=%5bcapwiz:queue_id
   12. SB 5790: Prohibiting Persons Convicted of Animal Cruelty From Owning or Caring for Similar Animals for a Certain Period of
Time. http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=5790&year=2009 2/02/09: First reading, referred to Judiciary.
   13. SB 5870: Concerning Dogs Running At Large. http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=5870&year=2009 2/20/09:
Public Hearing in Senate Judiciary Committee.
   14. King County (Seattle): Anti-Tethering Study Completed by the King County Animal Control. Anti-Tethering Measure is in sight.

West Virginia:
  1. West Virginia Legislature: http://www.legis.state.wv.us/
  2. HB 2061: Prohibiting abusive behavior towards elephants by an owner or manager.
http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bill_Status/Bills_history.cfm?input=2061&year=2009&sessiontype=RS&btype=bill 2/11/09: In House
  3. HB 2183: Agriculture, Animal Disease Control.
http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bill_Status/bills_history.cfm?year=2009&sessiontype=RS 2/11/09: In House Agriculture. (Exotic Pet
Owners are sending up warning signs for this bill since it can easily become an exotic pet ban.)
  4. SB 6: Regulating feral cat care and management.
http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bill_Status/Bills_history.cfm?input=6&year=2009&sessiontype=RS&btype=bill 2/11/09: In Senate Ag-
  5. SB 83: Providing certain animal cruelty protections. Anti-Tethering / Restricting Tethering.
http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bill_Status/Bills_history.cfm?input=83&year=2009&sessiontype=RS&btype=bill 2/11/09: In Senate Ju-

  1. Dog Federation of Wisconsin (DFOW): http://www.dfow.org/
  2. Wisconsin State Legislature: http://www.legis.state.wi.us/
  3. Milwaukee: City Struggles Over Dangerous Dog Laws. Many are wanting it to be a BSL. http://news.aol.com/article/pit-bull-
  4. Cudahy: Limiting Bird Ownership. It is in their Municode Ordinance and was approved in 2008. They are enforcing it now.

  1. Wyoming State Legislature: http://legisweb.state.wy.us/
  2. HB 0011: Dogs Chasing Wildlife. Penalties for Threatening/killing wildlife.
http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2009/Digest/HB0011.htm 2/13/09: Senate: Passed 2nd Reading.
  3. HB 0206: Care of Animals After Domestic Violence. http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2009/Digest/HB0206.htm 1/29/09: H Placed
on General File; Did Not Consider in CoW (Inactive File)
4. HB 0207: Ban Internet Hunting. http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2009/Digest/HB0207.htm 1/29/09: Passed 3rd Reading
  5. HB 0312: Cruelty to Animals – Minimal Care: http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2009/Digest/HB0312.htm 2/02/09: H Introduced
and Referred to H05; No Report Prior to CoW Cutoff (Inactive File)
 6. HJ 0008: Equine Resources. Transporting & Processing of Horses. http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2009/Digest/HJ0008.htm
2/10/09: Senate: Passed 2nd Reading & Referred to S05.
  7. HJ 0014: NAIS - National Animal Identification System. http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2009/Digest/HJ0014.htm 2/05/09: : H
Placed on General File; Did Not Consider in CoW (Inactive File)
  8. SF 0114: Animal Control. http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2009/Digest/SF0114.htm 2/05/09: In House. Referred to H05;
  9. SF 0133: Pet Care and Facilities Act. http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2009/Digest/SF0133.htm Many Definitions and it seems they
are targeting what the AR consider “puppy mills.” 1/27/09: S Introduced and Referred to S05; No Report Prior to CoW Cutoff.
(Inactive File)


                                                    INTERNATIONAL (For Those DCA Members Who Live in Other Countries)
                                                           See What Rights are being lost by humans in other counties.

   1. Queensland RSPCA Corruptly Abusing Power: http://www.sosnews.org/rspca/?p=25
   1. Pedigree Dog Owner Sounds Alarm About Canine Genetic Diseases. http://www.burlingtonpost.com/news/article/229444
   2. Cote St. Luc, Quebec: BSL http://www.montrealexpress.ca/article-296986-Incidents-prompt-Cote-St-Luc-to-regulate-
   3. Best in Show May Not Be Best for Dogs.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090210.wlpetting10/BNStory/lifeMain/home (getting in on the UK AR rheto-

 1a. Sequel to Pedigree Dogs Exposed : http://www.dogworld.co.uk/News/1-sequel#comments
 1b. Kennel Club Announces “Healthy” New Year Regulations for Pedigreed Dogs.
 1c. Video: http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=44215931
 1d. KC Proposes Changes to Breed Standards. http://www.dogworld.co.uk/News/52-KC-changes
 1e. KC Announces Healthy New Year Regulations for Pedigreed Dogs. http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/item/2234/23/5/3
 1f. Bulldogs Can See, Hear and Move! http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/bulldog/?e
 1g. Pedigree Dogs Exposed Film Maker Hits Out At Animal Rights Activists. http://www.dogmagazine.net/archives/1668/pedigree-
  1h. Dog Breeding in the UK: A Major Welfare Concern?
  1i. Darwin Understood the Need for Animal Testing:
  1j. Terrier Breed May Disappear, Warns Kennel Club! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/4512264/Terrier-breed-
European Union (EU):
  1. Europe Bans Dog and Cat Fur Trade. http://beavoiceforchange.blogspot.com/2008/12/europe-bans-cat-and-dog-fur-trade.html
  2. EVANA: European Vegetarian and Animal New Alliance: http://www.evana.org/index.php?id=41034&lang=en
  1. Animal Welfare in Turkey: http://www.evana.org/index.php?id=41034&lang=en

My thanks goes out to all those who have emailed, called, written, faxed, visited in an effort to defeat AR legislation. It’s a fight which
can be won if we all stick together and work together. Thanks to everyone who passed on information to me.

Permission is Granted to forward this weekly alert and thank you for helping others to be aware of the legislative issues within our cit-
ies, states, and countries. Kitty


To top