09/02/2015Eastpointe city leaders vote to ban selling pets in stores | WXYZ.com

"EASTPOINTE, Mich. (WXYZ) - If you want to buy a puppy or kitten at a pet store - you won't be doing it in Eastpointe.”

05/08/2015PIJAC Recognizes Pet Trade Leaders at 2015 Top2Top Conference

Washington, DC – Last week the pet industry’s most influential leaders assembled to participate in the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council’s (PIJAC) fourth annual Top2Top Conference set at the picturesque Omni la Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, California. 

Recent Salmonella Muenchen Outbreak in U.S. | PIJAC

"The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report that as of May 13, 2015, a total of 20 persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Muenchen have been reported from 16 states since January 1, 2014."

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08/11/2015 UPDATE: NJ SB 2625 was heard by the New Jersey Senate Economic Growth Committee on August 10th. The Committee approved the measure by a 3-0-2 vote and it has now been referred to Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee for further consideration.


07/27/2015 UPDATE: A Conference Committee has been organized to review the last minute changes to North Carolina’s Budget Bill (HB 97)—including the substitute language which would impose a new 4.75% sales tax on pet care services in the state, a cost passed on to the consumer. There is no time to lose; the General Assembly is tentatively set to adjourn on August 2nd and a decision could be made at any time. Before these elected officials make their decision, let them know the substitute language will add an unfair tax hurting local businesses.

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