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Two bills of concern to responsible dog breeders and owners
 

Two bills of concern to responsible dog breeders and owners will be considered by the Texas Legislature on Monday, March 16th

 House Bill 458, sponsored by Representative David Leibowitz of San Antonio , will be considered by the House County Affairs Committee in Room E2.016 at 2PM or
upon final adjournment/recess.  The bill allows counties with populations of one million or more to limit the number of dogs kept at residences located in residential
subdivisions in unincorporated areas of those counties.  The American Kennel Club opposes House Bill 458. 

 House County Affairs Committee

            Representative Garnet Coleman, Chairman
            Room GW.17
            P.O. Box 2910
            Austin , TX 78768
            PHONE: (512) 463-0524
            FAX: (512) 463-1260

            To e-mail Rep. Coleman, click here.   

House Bill 1046, sponsored by Representative Mark Homer of Paris , will be considered by the House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence Committee in Room E2.010 at 2PM or upon final adjournment/recess.  The bill will give owners involved in cruelty seizure cases the right of an appeal if the owner posts an appeal bond to cover the cost of care of the animals.  The American Kennel Club supports House Bill 1046.   

            House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence Committee
            Representative Todd Hunter, Chairman
            Room E2.808
            P.O. Box 2910
            Austin , TX 78768
            PHONE: (512) 463-0672

            To e-mail Rep. Hunter, click here.   

The AKC encourages all concerned responsible dog breeders and owners in Texas , and all kennel clubs, to contact the committee chairmen listed above and express their thoughts on the bills.

For more information, contact AKCís Government Relations Department at (919) 816-3720, or e-mail doglaw@akc.org; or contact AKCís Texas federation of owners, the Responsible Animal Owners Alliance at rpoa@texas.net for more information or if you plan to attend Mondayís hearings.