Proposed New Jersey Assembly Bill A5715 (the “Rescue Animal Disclosure Act” or the “Bill”) which would provide for the regulation of animal rescue organizations and facilities (“Animal Rescue”) in New
Continue Reading A Proposed New Jersey Assembly Bill Seeks to Regulate Animal Rescue Organizations and Facilities Through Consumer-Friendly Regulation

Oregon HB 2804 was soundly defeated after hearing testimony from dog enthusiasts and veterinarians in a dogged effort by Patti Strand and the National Animal Interest Alliance (NAIA) to educate
Continue Reading A bill that would have prohibited sales of purposely-bred puppies from pet shops was soundly defeated in Oregon.

Rocky’s Law, S3551 and its companion A5040, would require the mandatory registration of animal rescue organizations, as opposed to the current laws providing for voluntary registration.  They would also
Continue Reading Rocky’s Law in New Jersey Requires Significant Amendments Before Adoption-Part I

HB 688, introduced on January 3, 2019, would

I. Makes changes to the definition of pet vendor and defines hobby breeder.

II. Establishes the companion animal welfare division in the


Continue Reading New Hampshire House Bill 688 Would Establish the Companion Animal Welfare Division in the NH Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food at an Estimated Cost of at least $3,896,000 through 2023.