AKC GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

ANIMAL CARE AIDS

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Yesterday, USDA APHIS announced the ongoing development of one-page informational guides, called Animal Care Aids, about the ownership and care of animals. The first set of documents, which may be viewed here, focuses on identifying and managing periodontal disease and maintaining healthy coats in dogs.
The American Kennel Club appreciates and strongly supports USDA’s ongoing efforts to improve the health and welfare of all dogs in America. For more information about AKC comments on the Animal Welfare Act, see our official position statement on the Animal Welfare Act and AKC’s recent statement of support for additional resources for AWA enforcement.
For more information on this or other USDA-APHIS initiatives, contact AKC Government Relations at doglaw@akc.org.

https://akcgr.org/akc/app/document/29478167?2

2018 COMMITTEE CHAIRS & 2018 CALENDAR

•                                                2018 COMMITTEE CHAIRS

• MEMBERSHIP: Nancy Yarbrough-Robson

• BULLETIN EDITORS: Jim Nolte, Editor; Linda Bartolotta, Assistant Editor

• BAGPIPER REPORTER: Freddie Miller

• FACEBOOK: Sue Sweeney, Nancy Yarbrough-Robson

• WAYS ‘N MEANS: Sue Sweeney

• WEBSITE: Betty McArthur

• RESCUE: Debby Knous; Alice Ramsauer; Pam Jewell; Nancy Yarbrough-
 Robson

• SPECIALTY: Jerry Burge Co-Chair Lisa Kincheloe

• TROPHIES: Danica Burge-Garside; Lisa Kincheloe

• GOURMET: Jim Nolte

• GOLDEN GATE: Debby Knous; Jerry Burge; Linda Bartolotta; Jim Nolte

• AUDIT: Sue and Dennis Sweeny; Betty and Ken McArthur

• LEGISLATURE: Jerry Burge

• JUDGE SELECTION: Danica Burge-Garside; Lisa Kincheloe; Nancy Xander

• AUTOMATED EMAIL (Yahoo): Betty McArthur

• BREEDER REFERRAL: Lisa Kincheloe

. DELEGATE TO THE STCA:  Jerry Burge and Lisa Kincheloe

                                                          2018  CALENDAR

MARCH 31ST Sweeney Residence

APRIL 21ST Grooming – TBD

JUNE 16 – Beebs in Livermore

SEPTEMBER 22  General Meeting – Sweeney Residence-

OCTOBER 23RD SPECIALTY

NOVEMBER 17TH Annual Meeting Paradise Valley

CANINE VIRUS WARING

DUE TO THE RECENT OUTBREAK CANINE INFLUENZA IN THE BAY AREA WE RECOMMEND IF YOU HAVE PETS AT HOME AND PLAN TO ATTEND THE GOLDEN GATE DOG SHOE OR IF YOU HAVE PLANS TO TAKE YOUR DOG/S TO A LOCAL PARK , OR ANY PUBLIC PLACE– BE SURE THAT WHEN YOU GO HOME YOU WIPE YOUR SHOES THOROUGHLY WITH BLEACH AND CHANGE AND WASH YOUR CLOTHES. TRY TO MAKE THIS A HABIT ANYTIME YOU GO HOME AFTER BEING IN A PUBLIC AREA.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THIS INFLUENZA PLEASE CHECK THESE SITES.

SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU) – A warning for Bay Area dog owners: Animal care officials say there are now confirmed cases of the flu among dogs in this region. Cases have been reported in San Francisco and the South Bay.
SFGATE: Flu season is taking its toll in the South Bay, not only with people, but their pets. Veterinarians are warning of a canine flu outbreak. Vets stress it can’t be transmitted from dog-to-person.

Most veterinary hospitals offer a bivalent vaccine that covers H3N2 and H3N8
It might be worth adding to your yearly vaccination protocol
The mortality rate is pretty low, the symptoms of which typically persist for three to four weeks. During that time, vets recommend dogs be kept under quarantine, away from dog parks and kennels.
YOU CAN GOOGLE ‘CANINE INFLUENZA BAY AREA” FOR MANY MORE ARTICLES ON THIS VIRUS.  YOU MAY ALSO REVIEW OUR ARTICLE ON CANINE INFLUENZA POSTED LAST JULY FOR MORE INFORMATION.

AKC Notice

An important notice just received from the American Kennel Club

Dear AKC Club Leader,

Occasionally we ask for your assistance in bringing attention to piece of legislation that could impact the sport. Today, we’re asking for your help in bringing attention to  a fun new project — The Dog Lover, a new limited run film that will be debuting in select theatres and through Video on Demand on July 8.

This dramatic film tells the story – based on true events – of a young woman who goes undercover for an animal rights organization and learns first-hand about the extreme tactics animal rights groups are willing to use against dog breeders.

The Dog Lover is an entertaining film that makes a courageous statement in defense of breeders. Its producers deserve all the support (through theatre visits or on demand views) we can help give it. Let’s make a statement in supporting this film – and  please help us in giving it an opening weekend beyond all expectations.

Please share the following trailer, flyers and information with club members on your website, social media, etc — and ask them to do the same.

http://www.akc.org/news/movie-review-dog-lover/ (review and trailer)

www.thedoglovermovie.com ( official website)

The Dog Lover (printable flyer)

The flyers and website provide information on theatres where the film will be playing on the weekend of July 8.

Thanks and have a wonderful holiday weekend!

 

AKC Government Relations