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

As USDA had previously suggested, it just posted a new version of the searchable database that had been dismantled this past February.  Access to the new version is available here
Continue Reading USDA re-posts a new version of its searchable database of Animal Welfare Act licensees

The AKC has requested that the Honorable Paul A. Sarlo, Chair of New Jersey’s Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, and the rest of the members of that committee, take no
Continue Reading American Kennel Club and the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council’s Opposition to S-63 to be heard in NJ Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee on June 6, 2016

On May 15, 2016 the New York Times published its response to a reader’s questions submitted to “The Ethicist:”

Is it O.K. to Get a Dog From A Breeder,
Continue Reading Thoughts about the NY Times “The Ethicist’s” Response to the Question: “Is it O.K. to Get a Dog From A Breeder, Not A Shelter?”

In New Jersey  another bill (A3645) was introduced that would amend the state animal cruelty laws and the pet protection act.

This bill would have dramatic effects on 
Continue Reading New Jersey Proposed Bill Changes Scope of Animal Cruelty Statute Affecting Shelters, Rescues, Kennels, Breeders and Pet Shops