PIJAC

News & Media

26Aug

HOUSTON - "Exotic pet stores are required to record the names and addresses of every buyer who purchases a snake covered by the state regulations, but they aren’t required to submit those records to the state. Individual pet stores maintain the records in the event state regulators ask to see them." - from KHOU 11

17Aug

ALBANY - "Cats and dogs used for research by colleges and universities will soon be put up for adoption after their work is completed, according to a law signed Tuesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo." from Democrat & Chronicle

16Aug

PAWTUCKET - "The city of Pawtucket is looking to reinstate a “breed specific” ban on pit bulls after a vicious dog panel voted last week to return a pit bull-boxer mix to its owners after it mauled another dog to death in June." from WPRI 12

05Aug

GREENWICH, CT - "The Pet Leadership Council (PLC), an organization comprised of pet industry leaders, animal welfare advocates, veterinarians, and academia, is announcing its support for Canine Care Certified, a new national, voluntary program that sets rigorous, science-based standards for professional breeders." - from Stamford Advocate

04Aug

WASHINGTON, DC - "...provides the Secretary of Agriculture with the authority to determine that animal dealers and exhibitors are not required to obtain a license under the Act and regulations if the size of the business conducting AWA-related activities is determined to be de minimis by the Secretary." - from Federal Register

03Aug

LAS VEGAS - "Canine Care Certified, a national, voluntary program that sets rigorous standards for professional breeders, was developed after three years of research at Purdue University’s Center for Animal Welfare Science and was peer-reviewed by animal scientists and canine welfare experts from major academic institutions." - from San Antonio Express News

29Jul

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY - " The law says any county that has a licensing requirement for dogs must provide at least 45 days notice to dog owners that their license needs renewal. That’s not happening in Hillsborough." - from WFLA News Channel 8