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  • Statement From Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council President And CEO Mike Bober On The Use Of Pet Vaccinations In Promoting Animal Health And Protecting Human Health

    Statement From Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council President And CEO Mike Bober On The Use Of Pet Vaccinations In Promoting Animal Health And Protecting Human Health

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 9, 2019 Statement from Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council President and CEO Mike Bober on the Use of Pet Vaccinations in Promoting Animal Health and Protecting Human Health “The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council joins the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), Centers for Disease Control and […] Learn More

  • Habitattitude™ Aims To Prevent Release Of Pets Into The Wild

    Habitattitude™ Aims To Prevent Release Of Pets Into The Wild

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC), along with co-sponsors the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), today announced the re-launch of the Habitattitude™ educational campaign during the Reduce Risks from Invasive Species Coalition’s (RRIS) agency fair on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Habitattitude […] Learn More

  • Investigation Notice: Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Pet Hedgehogs

    Investigation Notice: Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Pet Hedgehogs

    May 30, 2019 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today announced that an additional 10 people and six states have been added to their investigation of a multistate occurrence of human Salmonella typhimurium infections linked to contact with hedgehogs. To date, 27 people infected with the outbreak strain of human Salmonella Typhimurium […] Learn More

  • PIJAC Statement On Humane Society’s 2019 Horrible Hundred Report

    PIJAC Statement On Humane Society’s 2019 Horrible Hundred Report

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Statement from Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council President and CEO Mike Bober on the Humane Society’s 2019 Horrible Hundred Report: “The Humane Society of the United States’ 2019 Horrible Hundred report stirs the public’s emotions and probably helps their fundraising, but it does little to improve animal well-being. It targets regulated, inspected […] Learn More

  • National Pet Week® Reminder: Pets Are A Lifetime Commitment

    National Pet Week® Reminder: Pets Are A Lifetime Commitment

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – May 1, 2019 – During National Pet Week®, May 6-12, the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC), along with the entire responsible pet care community, wants to remind current and future pet owners that pet ownership is a responsibility that lasts the pet’s lifetime. This is reflected in this year’s Pet Week […] Learn More

  • PIJAC Statement On Ny Bills A.6298/S.4234

    PIJAC Statement On Ny Bills A.6298/S.4234

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Statement from Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council President and CEO Mike Bober on New York Bills A.6298/S.4234 Prohibiting the Sale of Dogs, Cats and Rabbits by Retail Pet Shops: “Statewide sales bans such as NY A.6298/S.4234 are an unwise and unproven reaction to well-intended animal health and safety concerns. Sales bans fail […] Learn More


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