Action Issues:

Massachusetts Local Ordinances

Share:

Current Legislation

  • Bill – 2022002 – LENOX, MA BOARD OF SELECTMEN

    Summary:

    Proposed ordinance would amend the Town Bylaws of Lenox, MA to prohibit the retail sale of dogs, cats, or rabbits in town pet shops.

    Status:

    Bill Location:
    Bill Action:
  • Bill – 2020004 – NORTH ADAMS, MA CITY COUNCIL

    Summary:

    Amends Chapter 27 (Dog Regulations) of North Adams, MA Municipal Code by adding a new Section 27-12 to prohibit the retail sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in city pet shops.

    Status:

    Bill Location:
    Bill Action:
  • Bill – 2021001 – SPRINGFIELD, MA CITY COUNCIL

    Summary:

    Ordinance No. 2021-2 amends Chapter 110 (Animals) of Springfield, MA City Code by adding a new Section 110-14 to prohibit the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits by city pet shops.

    Status:

    Bill Location:
    Bill Action:
  • Bill – 2022001 – LEXINGTON, MA TOWN COUNCIL

    Summary:

    The Humane Pet Store Ordinance amends Part 1 (General Bylaws), Chapter 9 (Animals) of the Lexington, MA Town Bylaws by adding a new Section 9-7 (Pet Shops) to prohibit the retail sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in town pet shops.

    Status:

    Bill Location:
    Bill Action:

State & Federal Issues

View the legislative and regulatory issues are tracking at the state and national levels.

Advocacy Campaigns

Help us advocate for pet owners and businesses. Get involved in our ongoing advocacy campaigns.

It Takes a Community

Support pet care, join the Pet Advocacy Network.

We depend on the support of the responsible pet care community to ensure that pet lovers have opportunities to enjoy the companionship of healthy pets, and that the priorities of pet care businesses are protected now and in the future.

Essential News & Alerts

Keep on top of pet-related media coverage and Pet Advocacy Network news with our members-only daily and quarterly newsletters.


Shape Policy

Join our committees and make connections to lawmakers directing the future of pet care policy.


Pet Care’s Watchdog

Support our work tracking and taking action on issues that could directly impact your business.