In January, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) published a draft of the proposed regulations for licensed dog breeders. The American Kennel Club appreciates the work of the Licensed Breeder Advisory Committee and the TDLR staff that worked together in drafting the proposed rules.
AKC Government Relations Department has reviewed the proposal, and has concerns with many aspects of the proposal.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
It remains vitally important that all responsible breeders and owners in Texas, including those who will not be subject to the regulations, submit specific comments on this proposal. Comments regarding this proposal will be accepted until February 20, 2012. Please submit comments to:
Melissa Rinard, Legal Assistant
General Counsel’s Office, Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
P.O. Box 12157
Austin, TX 78711
Fax: (512) 475-3032
When drafting comments, please include a reference for the section number you are commenting on. Detailed, specific comments are the most likely to be utilized by the staff and advisory board. As always, please communicate using polite and respectful language.
For more information, please contact the AKC Government Relations Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 816-3720. Our Texas federation, the Responsible Pet Owners Alliance, can be reached at email@example.com or (210) 822-6763.
Fri, February 3, 2012
by Matt Kremzar