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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

  • 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

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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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    Pet Advocacy Network Says New York’s Pet Sales Ban Amendments are Meaningless

    Statement from Pet Advocacy Network President and CEO Mike Bober:  “New York’s statewide pet sales ban needs to be repealed, not revised with meaningless amendments like AB 981 that do nothing to protect pets, pet owners or the small business owners who are now facing the destruction of their livelihoods. Extending the effective date will […] Learn More

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    Pet Advocacy Network Statement on Santos Fraud Accusations Involving Pets

    Statement from Pet Advocacy Network President and CEO Mike Bober:  “The responsible pet care community is outraged by recent media reports linking Representative George Santos (R-NY), an entity called ‘Friends of Pets United,’ and potential fraud involving pets and service animals. We are dedicated to helping Americans experience the many mental and physical health benefits […] Learn More

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