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State Federations and Organizations

Alabama

Alabama Canine Coalition: http://www.alabamacaninecoalition.org/

Our mission is to promote responsible dog ownership; to use all legal means to promote the general welfare of dogs and dog owners; to actively assist or participate in the making or passing or local, state and national legislation concerning dogs and dog owners; to bring such legislation to the attention of the members of the Coalition and to the general public.

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Alabama-Canine-Coalition-Inc/128336454360

Email list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ALpet-law

We discuss how to fight bills or laws negatively affecting animal ownership: dogs, cats, birds, small mammals, reptiles, others. Federal, state, local legislation, zoning, breed bans, mandatory spay and neuter, breeder registration, breeder licensing, breeding bans, etc.

Alaska

Arizona

Email list: http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/AZPetLaw

This group is for the discussion of Arizona Legislative issues on State and Local levels for all species and areas of animal interest and involvement. This list is for those who believe in the right to own, show, and participate in sporting or conformation events, equine, ranching, farming, hunting, and other legitimate animal activities while practicing responsible Animal ownership.

Arkansas

Responsible Owners of Arkansas Dogs ROADS is a not for profit group. Our supporters include pure-bred, rare breed, mixed breed owners, breeders, trainers, exhibitors, breed clubs, obedience clubs, and even people who don't own dogs, but are sympathetic to the right to keep and own dogs responsibly. ROADS promotes the responsible ownership, care and treatment of dogs. We actively fight legislation that undermines the right to own, show, hunt with our breed dogs, including breeding bans, mandatory spay/neuter, & breed specific codes or ordinances.

California

California Responsible Pet Owners Coalition:  http://www.carpoc.org

The CaRPOC organization was founded by like-minded pet lovers fighting oppressive pet legislation in the State of CA. The backgrounds of our founding supporters include pet owners, rescue volunteers, working dog owners, service and therapy animal owners and clients, trainers, Veterinarians, as well as show cat and dog breeders and enthusiasts.

We have come together with the single goal of fighting anti-pet legislation.

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/CaRPOC.CaliforniaResponsiblePetOwnersCoalition

The Animal Council:  http://www.theanimalcouncil.com/

THE ANIMAL COUNCIL (TAC) was founded in 1991 to combat San Mateo County’s (California) action to enact legislation forbidding cat and dog breeding, and mandating sterilization of all cats and dogs.  TAC is a California nonprofit, public benefit corporation tax-exempt under Section §501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code.

TAC’s goal is to seek positive, humane solutions to the challenges of animal rights activists through study, analysis and application of animal husbandry, statistics and law, and at the same time preserve human benefit from all species, breeds and registries.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/THEANIMALCOUNCIL/13531627724

California Federation of Dog Clubs: http://cfodconline.org

 The CFoDC is an association of dog clubs and owners in California dedicated to promoting animal welfare, supporting responsible animal use and strengthening the bond between humans and animals. Our member clubs include numerous breed clubs, performance clubs, outdoor and hunting organizations.

 Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/California-Federation-of-Dog-Clubs/123768806039

Concerned Dog Owners of California:  http://cdoca.org

Our mission is to provide information and education to elected officials and others so that legislation and regulation will promote the health, well-being and appropriate care of all dogs, protect the rights and responsibilities of dog owners and breeders, and support responsible dog ownership.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Concerned-Dog-Owners-of-California/268441075961?ref=ts


Save Our Dogs: 
http://saveourdogs.net/

Save Our Dogs is a grassroots effort to spread the word about how AB 1634 will hurt working dogs in California. Most pet dog owners are not familiar with working dogs and so are not aware of the harm this bill would do if it becomes law. We believe that people who understand the impact of this bill will agree that it is bad law.

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Save-Our-Dogs/65061972534

 

Sacramento Council of Dog Clubs:  http://www.sacramentodogcouncil.com/

 The Sacramento Council of Dog Club's mission is to promote and advance the welfare of American Kennel Club and United Kennel Club purebred and rare-breed dogs through the membership of All-Breed, Specialty and Training Clubs in the following ways:

  •  Promoting responsible ownership through education and mentoring.
  • Representation on all dog-related legislation proposed by local and state governments in California.
  • The training required to help owners develop the natural instincts and special attributes of their chosen breed.
  • Educational symposiums on current dog-related topics.

 Email lists:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CApetlaw

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CA-ExoticAnimal-Law

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Capla

http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/petextinction

Colorado

 Colorado Federation of Dog Clubs:  http://www.codogfederation.org/

 The CFDC has participated in the state legislative process for the past several years.  We have opposed breed-specific and guardianship laws and laws that overly-regulate dog owners.  We have supported dangerous dog laws, and other laws that affect everyday life with dogs. 

 Email list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/rockymountainpet-law/

 This list will be maintained to discuss laws and legislation that affects our rights as owners of animals in the Rocky Mountain Region.

Connecticut

Connecticut Dog Federation:  http://www.conndogfed.com

 The CDF mission is three-fold:

  1. To encourage and promote the welfare of dogs
  2. To do all in its power to protect and advance the interests of dogs and of persons connected with dogs.
  3. To help the general public improve its knowledge of dogs by use of all media

DC-MD-Pet-Law

Email list: http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/dc-md-pet-law

 Animal rights legislation is spreading and the District of Columbia is under attack right now, from bill B17-89. Defend your right to own, breed and rescue pets in our state!

Delaware

Delaware Dog Owners Association:  http://delawaredogs.org

The Delaware Dog Owners Association, Inc. was established to promote responsible dog ownership. Supported entirely by members, the Delaware Dog Owners Association, Inc. is an inclusive         organization that spans the dog world, and is comprised of individual dog owners across the state of Delaware.

Florida

 Florida Animal Owners Alliance:  http://www.flaoa.org/

 The Florida Animal Owners Alliance, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to protecting animal owners, users and enthusiasts against proposed legislation, harassment and propaganda put forth by animal rights activists.  We support reasonable well-written legislation which serves to protect animal owners' interests, but also believe in the humane and proper care and treatment of animals. Our membership includes hunters, fishermen, trappers, gun enthusiasts, research scientists, rodeo enthusiasts, working ranches and farms, horsemen, cattlemen, pork and poultry producers, dog sportsmen, obedience trainers, dog and cat breeders, both professional and hobbyists,  as well as bird breeders, primate breeders and breeders of other animals.

Florida Association of Kennel Clubs:  http://www.fakconline.org/

 FAKC has a strong group of members that specialize in solutions to animal issues within the community. We are always available to provide information, assistance, and the benefit of our experience to local and state governments. Additionally we also have a group that is trained to assist in disaster situations. FAKC can always be counted on to aid the animals in all major disasters. It is the intention of FAKC to be an asset to the community in any way we can and promote the human animal bond. We also try to have a good time doing it. If your club has not joined please consider doing so. We are a great group of dog enthusiast's!

Alliance of Responsible Pet Owners of NE Florida:  http://www.arponef.org/

Our mission is to be the leading provider of information and assistance concerning animal welfare and related pubic health issues, taking whatever steps necessary to preserve our historic relationship with animals

Email list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/floridapetlaw/

 FloridaPetLaw will discuss how to fight Florida bills or laws negatively affecting pet ownership: dogs, cats, birds, small mammals, reptiles, others. State, local legislation, zoning, breed bans, mandatory spay and neuter, breeder registration, breeder licensing, breeding bans, etc. Share ideas, resources approaches.

Georgia

Georgia Canine Coalition:  http://www.georgiacaninecoalition.org/

 The GCC is the collective voice of dog clubs and dog owners in advancing and protecting responsible dog ownership and the rights of dog owners in the State of Georgia through legislative lobbying, communication and education.

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Georgia-Canine-Coalition/122730971082993

Email list: http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/GA-pet-law

This is a LAW & ORDER ADVOCACY GROUP. Supporting Responsible Ownership-Opposing Animal Rightists!

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Illinois Federation of Dog Clubs and Owners

Our Mission: To provide information and education to kennel clubs in Illinois and their members, dog owners, rescue community, and elected officials so that legislation and regulation will promote the health and well-being, appropriate care of all dogs, protect the rights and responsibilities of dog owners and breeders, and support responsible dogownership.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/IFDCO/125945720783850

Email list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IL-pet-law

We discuss how to fight bills or laws negatively affecting pets of all kinds: dogs, cats, birds, small mammals, reptiles, others.

Indiana

Indiana Pure Dogbred Dog Alliance:   http://www.inpurebreddogalliance.org

Our Mission:

  •  Promote and protect the interest of purebred dog hobby breeders and responsible dog owners.
  • Actively lobby against unfair legislation on behalf of responsible hobby breeders and dog owners.
  • Bring dog related legislation to the attention of our membership and the general public
  • Promote responsible breeding practices and dog ownership
  • Educate the general public on responsible dog breeding and ownership.
  • Champion the welfare of purebred dogs in Indiana

Email list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/indiana_pet_animal_law

 This group is for the discussion of Indiana Animal Welfare Legislative issues (NOT Animal Rights! There is a difference!) on State and Local levels for all species and areas of animal interest and involvement. This list is for those who believe in the right to own, show, and participate in sporting or conformation events, farming, hunting, and other legitimate animal activities while practicing responsible Animal ownership.

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisville Kennel Club:  http://www.louisvillekennelclub.com

The Louisville Kennel Club promotes and encourages the breeding and showing of purebred dogs of all breeds.  It does all in its power to protect and advance the interest of all breeds of purebred dogs and to encourage sportsmanlike competition at dog shows.

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Louisville-Kennel-Club-Inc/100653823324673 

Email list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/KY-pet-law

This is a group of like minded individuals that will be exploring the laws as it pretains to animals in KY and across the USA as it may impact KY.

Louisiana

Maine

Federation of Maine Dog Clubs:  http://www.fedmedogclubs.org

The objective of the Federation of Maine Dog Clubs Inc. is to coordinate items of general interest to all-breed, obedience, and specialty clubs in the State for their mutual betterment.

We're the responsible dog owners and breeders in Maine. Sub-standard care and breeding practices are not acceptable to us.

Regulations currently on the books are more than adequate to track down offenders. Enforcement is the issue. In a challenging economic climate, the State of Maine needs to work with people who need minor upgrades.

Responsible dog owners and the dog clubs in Maine are a valuable resource with protection. And, all of society, not just responsible dog owners, should help pay for that protection.

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Federation-of-Maine-Dog-Clubs-Responsible-Dog-Owners/116540258374249   

Email list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEPetLaw 

This group is to discuss laws pertaining to domestic animals.Help defend your right to own animals.We will discuss how to fight bills or laws negatively affecting animal ownership: dogs, cats, birds, small mammals, reptiles, livestock and others. State and local legislation, breed bans, mandatory spay and neuter, breeder licensing, breeding bans, and other topics of interest to the animal owning population of Maine.

Maryland

 Maryland Dog Federation:  http://www.marylanddogfederation.com/

 Maryland Dog Federation is a statewide organization committed to promote, protect and defend rational dog ownership alongside public safety; to preserve the unique human-canine bond; encourage and promote the welfare of dogs.

 MDF works closely with legislators to ensure laws, policies and initiatives are reasonable, effective, and create no unintended consequences for dog owners or their pets.

 The Maryland Dog Federation is a non-partisan dog owner advocate organization, not an animal rights group.

 Email list: http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/dc-md-pet-law

 Animal rights legislation is spreading and the District of Columbia is under attack right now, from bill B17-89. Defend your right to own, breed and rescue pets in our state!

 Maryland Dog Federation

  •  Promotes and protects the interests of responsible dog owners
  • Actively assists and participates in local, state and national legislation concerning dogs and dog owners
  • Brings such legislation to the attention of the membership and the general public
  • Promotes responsible dog ownership
  • Uses all legal means to promote the general welfare of dogs and dog owners
  • Disseminates information and knowledge regarding dogs.

 Massachusetts

Massachusetts Federation of Dog Clubs and Responsible Owners: http://www.massfeddogs.org/

This Federation… -Promotes and protects the interests of responsible dog owners. -Actively assists and participates in local, state and national legislation concerning dogs and dog owners. Brings such legislation to the attention of the membership and the general public. -Promotes responsible dog ownership. -Uses all legal means to promote the general welfare of dogs and dog owners. -Disseminates information and knowledge regarding dogs.

Michigan

 Michigan Association for Purebred Dogs:   http://www.mapbd.org/

 What brings us all together in MAPBD is our collective interest in effective and fair canine legislation and promoting responsible dog ownership. Restrictive laws that effect dog ownership are proposed and passed every day at the national, state and local levels. Many of these laws are proposed by well-meaning, but generally misinformed citizens or legislators.  Unfortunately, too many of these initiatives are part of a radical "animal rights" agenda backed by well-funded groups working to ultimately ban all pet ownership.

Protect My Dogs

Mission Statement:  To bring organizations and individuals together to raise funds to influence legislation within the state of Michigan

Email list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MIPetLaw

MIPetLaw is directed to defend our rights to own pets. We are here in part to monitor legislation in our state,region and nation that may negatively address our rights. All are welcome including private breeders, rescuers, animal welfare severs, legislators and pet owners.

Minnesota

Minnesota Animal Owners Alliance:  http://www.minncdc.org/

The Mission of the MRAOA is to serve as a leading voice for individuals and organizations that respect the importance of maintaining and strengthening the human-animal bond by working to safeguard the rights of responsible animal owners. MRAOA unites the interests of pet owners, trainers, veterinarians, breeders, and service animal owners dedicated to the welfare of all species.   To accomplish this mission MRAOA will:

  • Serve as an educational resource for the public, groups and individuals dedicated to responsible animal ownership and care.
  • Serve as a resource of factual verifiable data concerning animal welfare issues for the public, lawmakers, news media and classroom teachers
  • Work to enact reasonable laws that target irresponsible and inhumane owners while safeguarding responsible animal owners.
  • Urge the passage of strong laws that target vandalism, harassment, arson and all domestic terrorism done in the name of animal rights.

 Email list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MN-pet-law

 Minnesota Pet Law will discuss the various animal issues legislation as introduced so that we can make informed decisions as to whether a particular law will protect our animals or put them even more at risk. We will learn how to fight those laws which take away our rights to own pets, choose the breed(s)we want to own, own as many as we choose, and the right to participate in lawful activities.

Mississippi

 Mississippi Canine Coalition:  http://www.mississippi-canine-coalition.org/

  • to actively assist or participate in local, state and national legislation concerning dogs and dog owners
  • to bring such legislation to the attention of the members and to the general public
  • to promote responsible dog ownership
  • to use all legal means to promote the general welfare of dogs and dog owners
  • to disseminate information and knowledge regarding dogs

Email list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MississippiPetLaw/

 Mississippi Pet Law will discuss the various animal issues legislation as introduced so that we can make informed decisions as to whether a particular law will protect our animals or put them even more at risk.

Missouri

 Missouri Federation of Animal Owners (Mofed):  http://www.mofed.org/

 "Our goal has always been and shall always be to protect the rights of animal owners and enthusiasts against the devastating effects of the animal rights movement."

Montana

Nebraska

Email list: http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/Pet_Law_Nebraska

Pet Law Nebraska is a list for laws specific to the state of Nebraksa We discuss how to fight bills or laws negatively affecting pet ownership: dogs, cats, birds, small mammals, reptiles, others.

Nevada

Email list: http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/NVPetLaw

This group is for the discussion of Nevada Legislative issues (Animal Welfare - NOT Animal Rights! There is a difference!) on State and Local levels for all species and areas of animal interest and involvement.

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Dogs:  http://www.nhdogs.org

 Dog Owners of the Granite State is an American Kennel Club affiliated non-profit organization founded in 1991 to represent the interests of all pet owners in New Hampshire.

Email list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nhdogs/

This group is open to anyone interested in protecting the rights of pet owners in New Hampshire. The purpose of this group is to coordinate the fight against antipet ownership legislation. No AR postings will be allowed.

New Jersey

New Jersey Federation of Dog Clubs:  http://www.njfederationofdogclubs.org/

The New Jersey Federation of Dog Clubs, Inc. is a statewide organization devoted to the promotion and welfare of dogs. The Federation is composed of over 80 member clubs involving all phases of the dog fancy. These include 24 All Breed, 46 Specialty Breed and 6 Obedience Clubs, as well as 5 Animal Welfare Organizations. Each group is represented by delegates selected from within their own membership.

 Email list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NJDogLaw

 Group to protect and fight for the right of NJ dog (and other pet) owners.

 New Mexico

 Email List: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VCNM_Animal_Control_Forum

 (This is a public forum to address animal control issues and legislation in New Mexico)

New York

 Dog Federation of New York:  http://www.dogfederationofnewyork.blogspot.com/

To safeguard the common interests of all dog owners, including the protection of the rights of responsible dog owners, and the promotion of reasonable and humane animal control laws. To develop and engage in programs to educate elected officials, as well as the general public, on canine legislative proposals in order to preserve our special relationships with our dogs.

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=64262222691

Email list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DFNYDogLaw 

This moderated list is available for discussing and organizing support for fair and enforceable dog control ordinances and legislation in the state of New York, and protecting the rights of caring, law-abiding dog and pet owners from all parts of NY.

North Carolina

 North Carolina Responsible Animal Owners Alliance:  http://www.ncraoa.com/

Our mission is to become North Carolina’s leading voice for responsible animal ownership and preservation of the human-animal bond.  To accomplish our mission we will

  •  Educate the public and provide resources and information about animal care and training.
  • Identify areas of need and assist communities and individuals in reaching sensible solutions to animal issues.
  • Support reasonable and humane animal welfare laws.
  • Oppose groups and those individuals that would restrict the rights of responsible animal owners.

North Carolina Sporting Dog Association:  http://www.ncsportingdog.org/

 The primary purpose of the Association is to protect the right to own, use and breed unaltered animals in sports and for all other purposes.

 Among the general purposes of the Association are the following:

  1. To promote, defend and enhance the right to own, breed and use sporting dogs within North Carolina.
  2. To promote and defend the right to use unaltered animals in sports.
  3. To promote and defend the right to own, breed, use and sell purebred animals and selected animals for all purposes.
  4. To educate the public as to the importance of sporting dogs in sports.
  5. To educate the public as to the importance of maintaining pure breeds of animals.
  6. To educate the public on the heritage, history and economic significance of sporting dogs in North Carolina.
  7. To educate the public on the importance and value of maintaining pure breeds of dogs, cats and other animals.
  8. To educate the public on the importance and value of defending the constitutional right of citizens of the United States of America to own property without undue interference, including the right to own animals.
  9. To promote the use of animals in conformation, performance and other sporting events, and to defend the right of owners to selectively breed and enhance the abilities of animals to excel in these sporting activities.

North Carolina Dog Clubs

 The North Carolina Federation of Dog Clubs (NCFDC) is a statewide non-profit organization devoted to the promotion and welfare of dogs. Founded in 1955, the Federation draws its members from more than 90 active dog clubs throughout the state. The NCFDC helps educate responsible dog owners and breeders and assists its member clubs in providing community services. The NCFDC and its members also seek to influence the passage of legislation and ordinances regarding the interests of dog owners in North Carolina.

North Dakota

Ohio

Ohio Valley Dog Owners:  http://www.ovdo.org/

A coalition of dog clubs, dog-related businesses, and individual dog lovers in the Ohio River Valley dedicated to responsible dog ownership and to reasonable laws that protect dogs, dog owners, and our neighbors.

Membership is open to clubs, individuals, and dog-related businesses.

Email list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ohiopetlaw

We invite all companion pet owners and breeders who care about our privileges as dog/pet owners to join our group. Together we will face and fight legislation that is currently being considered by our Ohio State Representatives that will limit our rights as pet owners and breeders.

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Animal Interest Alliance:  http://www.oaia.bravehost.com/ 

OAIA is a volunteer based private non-profit organization that works to provide public education and resources to help Oklahoman’s understand the truth about living with animals.

Email list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Okla-Pet-Law

 A group to discuss current or proposed laws affecting our rights to own and breed animals in Oklahoma.

Oregon

Oregon National Animal Interest Alliance:  http://naiaonline.org/

 The mission of NAIA is to promote the welfare of animals, to strengthen the human-animal bond, and safeguard the rights of responsible animal owners.

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/National-Animal-Interest-Alliance-NAIA/98942497243

Email list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OR_petlaw

 This group was started to encourage discussions regarding BSL, breeding laws, licensing laws and other legislation aimed at our pets. The goal is education, support and organization.

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Federation of Dog Clubs:  http://pafederationofdogclubs.org/

Welcome to the New Pennsylvania Federation of Dog Clubs web site.  We are still constructing this site, so please see our old site until this one is ready.  Everyone should create an account using the form in the lower left corner of the front page.  It will come in handy as we add new content.

 http://home.paonline.com/pfdc/

 Purposes of the Federation

  • To monitor all State and Local legislation concerning dogs and dog owners
  • To bring such legislation to the attention of the general public and member clubs
  • To educate the general public concerning the enjoyment of dog activities and the importance of obtaining dogs from reputable sources
  • To use all legal means to promote the general welfare of dogs and dog owners

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=115263711859617

Email list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PennDogLeg

This group has been established to help educate and inform members of pending Dog legislation which could effect your ownership rights.

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Carolina Federation of Dog Clubs (Peggy Wilson)

Email List: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/allscpetlaw

We discuss how to fight bills or laws negatively affecting pet ownership: dogs, cats, birds, small mammals, reptiles, others. Federal, state, local legislation, zoning, breed bans, mandatory spay and neuter, breeder registration, breeder licensing, breeding bans, etc.

South Dakota

Tennessee

Responsible Pet Owners of Tennessee:  http://www.raot.org/

RAOT promotes the humane treatment of animals and responsible animal ownership.  We are NOT an animal rights group and oppose the animal rights agenda.  We are committed to finding new solutions to old problems and, if we see a need, we try to meet it!

Email list: http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/TN-Pet-Law/

This group is for the posting and discussion of all proposed laws in Tennessee, whether local or state-wide, which would affect all animal owners, but especially pet owners.

Texas

Responsible Pet Owners' Alliance:  http://www.responsiblepetowners.org/

“Our mission is to be the leading provider of information and assistance concerning animal welfare and related public health issues, taking whatever steps necessary to preserve our historic relationship with animals.”

Email list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TX_Pet-Law

This is a public group for discussion and coordination of action related to laws affecting pets in Texas.

Utah

Vermont

 Email list: http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/VT-Pet-Law

We discuss how to fight bills or laws negatively affecting pets of all kinds: dogs, cats, birds, small mammals, reptiles, others.

Virginia

 Virginia Federation of Dog Clubs and Breeders:  http://www.virginiafederation.org

 Founded over 40 years ago, the Virginia Federation of Dog Clubs and Breeders is one of the oldest dog club federations in the country. The objectives established in the late 1970s – to share information and monitor state and federal legislation – are even more critical today, and the VFDCB has risen to the challenges of the times. The Federation now includes nearly every all-breed club in Virginia and many breed and performance clubs as well.

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=116726758265&ref=ts

Email list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VA-Pet-Law/

We discuss how to fight bills or laws negatively affecting pets of all kinds: dogs, cats, birds, small mammals, reptiles, others.

Washington

Email list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wa_pet_law

For all animal owners/animal breeders residing in Washington state. We seek to create a presence in the state that helps legislators to draft appropriate laws that do not subjugate our rights to own or breed animals. We promote animal welfare.

West Virginia

 Email List: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/westvirginiapetlaw

 "West Virginia PetLaw is an Alliance working to keep the Mountain State, and Our Country, Free to Own, and Use, Animals in Traditional Ways."

 Wisconsin

 Dog Federation of Wisconsin:  http://www.dfow.net/

 What is the Dog Federation of Wisconsin?

We are a group of dog owners - pet owners, breeders, hunters, exhibitors, trainers, mushers, veterinary personnel, or pet professionals - who are interested in working to protect our rights to own and enjoy our dogs.

What is the Federation working on right now?

  • Providing information to hunters regarding laws impacting their ability to work with their dogs
  • Providing information to pet and kennel owners and kennel clubs to help them fight new restrictive zoning laws
  • Working to make dog owners aware of possible problems with their homeowners' insurance policies due to dog ownership, and how to fight these problems

Email list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WI_animal_laws

 For discussion about Wisconsin laws concerning animals.

 Wyoming

Last Updated on Saturday, 29 September 2012 17:13