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.
08/03/2015Puppies ‘N Love owner expects to appeal ruling on Phoenix dog sales rules | http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix
"Frank Mineo, who owns the Puppies N’ Love pet stores, is likely to appeal a U.S. District Court ruling this week upholding a city of Phoenix ordinance restricting the sales of dogs and cats to animals that come from shelter and rescue leagues.”
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."