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    Pet Care Community Supports Florida Commissioners’ Decision to Reevaluate Nonnative Fish and Wildlife Rulemaking 

    Statement from Pet Advocacy Network President and CEO Mike Bober:   “The responsible pet care community appreciates the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) sensible decision to postpone their vote on an ill-advised rulemaking proposal that would have crippled growth and competitiveness for the state’s pet businesses without reducing the invasive species problem. As part […] Learn More

  • Meet the Pets 2023 Brings Furry Stress Relief Back to Capitol Hill

    On April 26, 2023, Pet Advocacy Network teamed up with Pet Partners, the nation’s leading organization in registering therapy animals for animal-assisted interventions, and the Pet Food Institute to offer Members of Congress and their staff a break from the stress of a busy session and an opportunity to experience the human-animal bond with therapy animals. Over 500 people involved in federal […] Learn More

  • FWC Disorder Results in Needless Killing of Pet Snakes in Florida, Says Pet Advocacy Network

    Statement from Pet Advocacy Network President and CEO Mike Bober: “The senseless killing on April 6 of nearly three dozen snakes at a reptile facility in Sunrise was tragic, and we extend our deepest sympathy to the animals’ owners. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officers killed 34 pythons that the owner was […] Learn More

  • City Council Passes Bill to Ban Guinea Pig Sales

    The City – “Mike Bober, president and CEO of the Pet Advocacy Network, which represents pet shop owners, also suggested that the uptick in shelter intakes merely reflect a pandemic increase in pet ownership that may correct itself. ‘I would never want to diminish the importance of any animal’s life,’ Bober told THE CITY. ‘But […] Learn More

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    Texas HB 870 & SB 1989 Will Not Protect Animals but Will Harm Small Businesses

    Statement by Pet Advocacy Network President and CEO Mike Bober:  “On behalf of the responsible pet care community in Texas and across the country, we call on Texas lawmakers to reject HB 870 and SB 1989, legislation that prohibits the sale of dogs and cats by pet stores. This legislation will do nothing to stop […] Learn More

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    Pet Advocacy Network Awards Recognize Outstanding Contributions to the Pet Care Community

    Orlando, Fla. – March 22, 2023 – Six individuals and organizations have been recognized by the Pet Advocacy Network for their notable achievements towards promoting responsible pet care, advancing animal health and wellbeing, and advocating on behalf of pets. The awards were presented during a reception following the organization’s annual meeting on March 21 in […] Learn More

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