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  • Press Release.

    Statement On January 2021 Hawaii Supreme Court Decision On Commercial Marine Licenses

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Statement from PIJAC Vice President of Government Affairs Bob Likins: Alexandria, Va. – January 25, 2021 – “The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council is disappointed by the recent Hawaii Supreme Court ruling on commercial marine licenses (CML). We believe that the decision goes well beyond interpreting the State Supreme Court decision on aquarium permits… Learn More

  • Update on Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Infections Linked to Pet Hedgehogs

    January 14, 2021 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and public health officials in several states and Canada have closed the investigation of a multistate occurrence of human Salmonella typhimurium infections linked to contact with hedgehogs. Forty-nine cases of human Salmonella typhimurium infections were reported in 25 states between April 12 and… Learn More

  • Press Release.

    Coalition Reminds Lawmakers That ‘Pet Care Is Essential’ As COVID-19 Cases Surge

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Alexandria, Va. – December 9, 2020 – The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC), along with a broad coalition of pet care community organizations and companies, is urging everyone who represents a business that provides for the care of pets to sign a new open letter to lawmakers regarding the essential nature… Learn More

  • Health Alert.

    Update on Outbreak Investigation of Human Salmonella Muenster Infections Linked to Pet Bearded Dragons

    November 24, 2020 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and public health officials in several states investigated a multistate outbreak of human Salmonella Muenster infections linked to pet bearded dragons. The investigation is now over. CDC will continue to work with state public health partners to monitor for Salmonella infections linked to… Learn More

  • In the Media.

    Veterinarians Doubt Study Linking Dog Walking To COVID-19

    Researchers in Spain made headlines this week with a study concluding that dog walking raises the risk of contracting COVID-19 by 78%, giving rise to speculation that dogs might touch contaminated surfaces in public and bring the virus home. Read the article here. Learn More

  • Press Release.

    PIJAC Statement On Study In Spain Linking COVID-19 Risk And Dog Walking

    Statement from PIJAC President and CEO Mike Bober: “We at the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council are concerned that statements made in a new study regarding the risk of COVID-19 contagion and dog walking could be misinterpreted and cause the public to unnecessarily limit or cease their interactions with pets. It is essential to note… Learn More

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