News & Media


"In the April issue of Food Technology magazine published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), IFT Fellow, Editor Emeritus of Food Technology, Neil H. Mermelstein writes about how several organizations are working together to make sure pet food is safe for our favorite companions." - from ift.org


"Nebraska Agriculture Director Greg Ibach announced the completion of an update to the Department's Commercial Dog and Cat Operator Inspection Act regulations. The department has been working on the regulations for over a year as part of an overall plan to improve the effectiveness of the inspection program." - from 1011now.com


"A D.C. dog owner did what anyone with a missing pet would do. He posted fliers — but then, he says, police threatened him with a $750,000 fine. Roger Horowitz was out Friday, ripping down fliers he posted about his missing dog, Ollie — not because the dog has been found, but because he's afraid of being hit with the huge fine." - from nbcwashington.com


"SCITUATE - The owner of the Perfect Puppy store returns to the Town Council at a meeting tonight, April 9, seeking reconsideration of his petition for a doggie day-care and boarding center on Chopmist Hill Road." - from valleybreeze.com


"... this article is intended to explain the details of the ordinance and give an idea of how the meeting went. There has been some confusion and misunderstanding as to the details of the MSN ordinance, which does exempt registered purebreds and working dogs and also gives a medical exemption." - from lbpost.com


"SAN ANTONIO - The city council is expected to vote on a microchip ordinance to keep track of dogs and cats in the city. Currently pets must be registered with the city but if the microchip ordinance passes it would replace the pet license." - from foxsanantonio.com


"House bill 159 would tighten the reigns on commercial dog breeding. Representative Chuck Mcgrady of Hendersonville is a primary co-sponsor. 'It's not necessary, Chuck!' says breeder Jim Shreffler of Stepamgar Cavaliers in Fletcher. 'Have your local authorities enforce what's on the books.'" - from wlos.com


"EAST PROVIDENCE — A U.S. District Court judge has decided in East Providence’s favor about a claim made against the city by the proprietor of a pet store owner in Riverside. Chief Judge William E. Smith wrote the decision, published on March 31, denying the plaintiff’s motion, Perfect Puppy Inc., for a summary judgement against the city while granting that of the defendant, East Providence." - from eastbayri.com