Washington, DC/Providence, RI - “Unfortunately, pet grooming, boarding, sitting and walking are easy targets for politicians looking for ways to increase their diminishing budgets. Taxing dog owners who only want to take care of their pets is totally unjustified,” says Ken Oh. “Attorneys and accountants aren’t subject to a service tax – why are pet services?”
Washington, DC - Chicago’s proposed ordinance that will force the closure of pet stores that sell animals creates new dangers for consumers and does nothing to protect pets. Why? Because right now, licensed United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) breeders – and Illinois regulated pet stores – are held to a higher standard of humane treatment.
Washington, DC/Salt Lake City, UT – As the pet industry leader whose top priority is to ensure the most positive experience between pet owners and their pets, the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) gives high marks to Utah Governor Gary Herbert, along with Representative Angela Romero (D) and Senator Brian E. Shiozawa (R) for the joint resolution designating “Identify Your Pet Day” as Friday, April 18, 2014
”We are so pleased to see such strong growth in the Top2Top Conference attendance,” states Mike Canning, President and CEO of PIJAC. “Last year’s conference was a huge success and saw an increase of 20% over the previous year. We are excited that so many industry leaders are coming together to network and forge the future of the industry together,” he added.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) enthusiastically supports the actions of New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman who, on Friday, December 13, 2013, permanently barred two pet ‘flippers’ from selling animals or becoming licensed pet dealers.
“We are honored to have such distinguished speakers at the Top2Top Conference, states Mike Canning, President & CEO of PIJAC. “Their experience and knowledge is invaluable to the future of the pet industry,” added Canning.
Washington, D.C. – The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) is pleased to announce Mike Bober as the new Vice President of Government Affairs.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Pet Effect acknowledges that there are hundreds of lost or displaced pets in the Moore, Oklahoma area. With a reported 17-mile path of destruction, we know that dogs, cats, birds and other pets that may have survived the tornado, may still be alive, but no where near their former home.
Washington, DC – The first annual PIJAC (Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council) Awards Ceremony was held at the Top2Top Conference in Napa, California. The PIJAC Awards honor leaders nationwide for their contributions to foster the pet industry. “We are pleased to honor the work of these committed, talented individuals whose groundbreaking efforts have a direct impact on the entire pet industry,” stated Mike Canning, PIJAC’s President and CEO.
Washington, D.C. – With more than $183 million donated in the form of food and general supplies, as well as direct monetary aid, the pet industry has helped more than 7.5 million homeless and shelter pets in the last two decades. The remarkable stories of community outreach and support are captured in the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council’s (PIJAC) newest program, The Pet Effect.