WELCOME TO THE ANIMAL COUNCIL

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.

  •         TAC monitors selected federal, state and local legislation and regulation affecting the rights and interests of animal
    owners and welfare of animals.  

  •        TAC prepares analyses, position papers and letters on pending issues and lobbies selected jurisdictions, primarily in
    California.  

  •        TAC provides counsel to inquiring individuals, organizations and legislators.  

  •        TAC disseminates reference materials, including legislative updates and topical reports furnished by electronic mail to
    individuals and organizations.


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CALIFORNIA STATE BILLS 2017 - California bills and resources at a glance.  Updated 3/24/2017
CALIFORNIA STATE BILLS 2016 - California bills and resources at a glance.  Updated  12/30/2016
CALIFORNIA STATE BILLS 2015 - Updated on 5/3/2016
CALIFORNIA STATE BILLS 2014  - Updated 10/1/2014
CALIFORNIA STATE BILLS  2013 - Updated 12/30/15
CALIFORNIA STATE BILLS 2012 - Updated 2/23/13
CALIFORNIA STATE BILLS 2011 - Updated 2/3/12
CALIFORNIA STATE BILLS 2010 - Updated 12/10/10
CALIFORNIA STATE BILLS 2009 - Updated 1/15/2010  
CALIFORNIA STATE BILLS 2008 - Updated 10/28/08
CALIFORNIA STATE BILLS, 2007 - Updated 1/23/08                                                   
CALIFORNIA STATE BILLS, 2006  


FEDERAL ISSUES -  Updated 3/15/17 (Now includes link to Federal Reference Materials page, including APHIS back to 1997)

NEW   2017-2018 FEDERAL BILLS, 115TH CONGRESS   Updated 3/17/17


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Site last updated March 24, 2017



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owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to The Animal Council  with
appropriate and specific direction to the original content.
   
6/29/08
11/1/2014
Home of National Pet Alliance studies.    3/14/2013 - NEW STUDY PUBLISHED      
5/22/2013, NEW  -  
UC Davis and National Pet Alliance Study - Interview with Karen Johnson
11/1/2014 -  New study published, new concept in feral cat management: Study of the effect on shelter cat
intakes and euthanasia from a shelter neuter return project of 10,080 cats from March 2010 to June 2014
1/7/14
9/12/11
Santa Cruz County Unaltered dog license fee raised to $100 (plus Unaltered Certificate, $250 as long as @same
address, AC facility check NOW REQUIRED).  Details @
Reference  
11/16/13
Local Rabies Control Activities 2012 Annual Report just published with all the county shelter data.  
Details
@Reference
5/18/2014  
CA Fairgrounds "revitalization" projects.  Santa Clara County    CAL EXPO; Solano County; Alameda County     
8/22/2014
APHIS Final Rule - Importation of Live Dogs under 6 mos old, exceptions.  Details @FederalReferenceMaterials
9/5/2014
11/3/14
11/6/14
2/13/2017
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY considering revisions to Dangerous Dog ordinance, 1st rdg, 11/4/14 BOS Mtg.  11/6/14
Intro deterred.
 Details, documents @CurrentLegMaterials  Enacted by Ord. No. 4948, 11-17-2015                     
1/5/15
1/18/15
Oceanside (San Diego County) 1/7/15 Council mtg: ordinance restricting retail cat/dog sales.  Passed 3-2, final
adoption 1/21/15.  See documents  @
CurrentLegMaterials
8/23/2015
California Ballot Initiative: Legalization of Domestic Ferrets as pets.  For more info, see Legalize Ferrets.org
9/23/2015
Carpenteria (Santa Barbara County) dog/cat MSN ordinance w/exemptions (Ventura County model,)  9/21/15,
passed 5-0. Final vote, 9/28  Details
@CurrentLegMaterials
6/11/2016
Solana Beach (SD County) is drafting a pet store sales ban. Projected Council date, Wed., June 22.
6/21/16 June 22 agenda Introduce (1st Reading) Ordinance 461 Regulating Retail Pet Sales.  7/28/16  July 13, final
passage, 5-0.  See more information
@CurrentLegislativeMaterials
7/18/2016
APHIS has just published a new APHIS Pet Travel page, needed for pet travel for both interstate and
international travel.   Also see
Federal Issues
12/12/2016
Gonadectomy effects on the risk of immune disorders in the dog: a retrospective study. Pub'd online 12/8/2016  
For other studies on VETERINARY ISSUES IN STERILIZATION OF DOGS, see Reference and scroll down to section.  
2/11/2017
San Francisco CA, pet shop ordinance restricting cat/dog sales to Animal Care/Rescue, Board of Supes,
2/14/2017   passed 11-0
3/8/2017
3/17/17
City of Riverside CA, 3/9/17, Planning Commission meeting (9 am,) regular agenda, Discussion Item 5, Workshop
on animal ordinance changes, presentation & report.  See Riverside County, City of Riverside section
. Video
link added, 3/17/17       
 @CurrentLegislativeMaterials