Washington, DC, August 25, 2014 – Ken Oh, chairman and interim president of the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC), today announced that Edwin J. Sayres, former president and CEO of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), has been appointed president and CEO of PIJAC. The PIJAC Board of Directors approved Sayres’ appointment, effective September 1, 2014.
Washington, DC - The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) is pleased to announce Robert Likins as the new Director of Government Affairs.
Amelia Island, FL - There was no shortage of applause or “pup-a-razzi” for pet industry leaders at PIJAC’s (Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council) annual Top2Top Conference for the good deeds and accomplishments made on behalf of family and shelter pets and those who love them.
Washington, DC – PIJAC (The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council) is pleased to announce the election of two new Board Members, Joe Watson of Petland, Inc. and John Mack of Reptiles by Mack. Watson and Mack were unanimously elected at the March 11th Board Meeting.
Washington, DC/Providence, RI - “Unfortunately, pet grooming, boarding, sitting and walking are easy targets for politicians looking for ways to increase their diminishing budgets. Taxing dog owners who only want to take care of their pets is totally unjustified,” says Ken Oh. “Attorneys and accountants aren’t subject to a service tax – why are pet services?”
Washington, DC - Chicago’s proposed ordinance that will force the closure of pet stores that sell animals creates new dangers for consumers and does nothing to protect pets. Why? Because right now, licensed United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) breeders – and Illinois regulated pet stores – are held to a higher standard of humane treatment.
Washington, DC/Salt Lake City, UT – As the pet industry leader whose top priority is to ensure the most positive experience between pet owners and their pets, the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) gives high marks to Utah Governor Gary Herbert, along with Representative Angela Romero (D) and Senator Brian E. Shiozawa (R) for the joint resolution designating “Identify Your Pet Day” as Friday, April 18, 2014
”We are so pleased to see such strong growth in the Top2Top Conference attendance,” states Mike Canning, President and CEO of PIJAC. “Last year’s conference was a huge success and saw an increase of 20% over the previous year. We are excited that so many industry leaders are coming together to network and forge the future of the industry together,” he added.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) enthusiastically supports the actions of New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman who, on Friday, December 13, 2013, permanently barred two pet ‘flippers’ from selling animals or becoming licensed pet dealers.
“We are honored to have such distinguished speakers at the Top2Top Conference, states Mike Canning, President & CEO of PIJAC. “Their experience and knowledge is invaluable to the future of the pet industry,” added Canning.