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  • Press Release.

    An Open Letter To Federal, State And Local Government Officials Regarding Pets And COVID-19 Precautions

    *Note* the first version of this letter was distributed on Friday, March 13. We are updating the letter, and the date below and on the downloadable PDF as more members of the pet care community sign their support.  We in the responsible pet care community are extremely concerned by the threat to human health posed… Learn More

  • Press Release.

    2020 PIJAC Awards Recognize Outstanding Pet Care Community Leaders

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ORLANDO, Fla. – February 26, 2020 – The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) has honored six individuals and organizations for their exceptional contributions to the pet care community during a ceremony held in conjunction with the Global Pet Expo trade show at the Orange County Convention Center. “The responsible pet care… Learn More

  • Press Release.

    PIJAC Statement On The Usda-Aphis Restoration Of Acis Public Search Tool

    Statement from Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council President and CEO Mike Bober:  “The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council praises the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) for reposting the Animal Care Information System (ACIS) public search tool that was taken down in 2017 and the pet breeder inspection reports… Learn More

  • In the Media.

    USDA Reposts Animal Welfare Records It Purged From Its Website In 2017

    The Washington Post – On Tuesday, the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council echoed that. “This is a positive move toward restoring transparency that will allow the regulated individuals and facilities to demonstrate that they are responsible and accountable animal caretakers,” president and CEO Mike Bober said. “We are concerned, however, that the database was restored… Learn More

  • In the Media.

    Animal Rights Groups, Lawmakers Target Pet Store Sales Of Dogs, Cats, Rabbits

    The Buffalo News – “We believe people who bring up these bills do so for a noble reason. We don’t beleive they want to put New Yorkers out of business or jobs. But hte bill doesn’t address the breeding issues they claim to,” said Mike Bober, president of the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council, a… Learn More

  • Health Alert.

    Update on Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Pet Turtles

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and public health officials in several states have completed an investigation of a multistate outbreak of human Salmonella Oranienburg infections linked to contact with pet turtles. Twenty-six cases of human Salmonella Oranienburg infections have been reported in 14 states between May 29, 2019, and October 31, 2019.… Learn More

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