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    Investigation Update: Human Salmonella Infections Linked to Pet Bearded Dragons 

    March 3, 2023 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that the investigation into the multistate occurrence of human Salmonella Muenster infections linked to contact with bearded dragons has concluded.   Thirty-two cases of human Salmonella infections (12 people infected with Salmonella Vitkin and 20 people infected with Salmonella IIIb) have been […] 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    Statement from Pet Advocacy Network President and CEO Mike Bober:  “New York’s statewide pet sales ban needs to be repealed, not revised with meaningless amendments like AB 981 that do nothing to protect pets, pet owners or the small business owners who are now facing the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

  • Economic Impact of American Pet Sector Grows to Over $260 Billion

    New Data Validates the Power of Pets to the U.S. Economy   Coral Gables, Fla. – Jan. 31, 2023 – New data has been revealed showing that the pet sector contributed $260.5 billion directly and indirectly to the U.S. economy and accounted for a net contribution to the annual gross domestic product (GDP) of $174.67 billion […] Learn More

  • President and CEO, Mike Bober, Discusses Responsible Dog Breeding on NPR 1A Radio Show

    Listen in as our President and CEO, Mike Bober, discusses responsible dog breeding with Dr. Danika Bannasch, Professor at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, and John Goodwin, Senior Director of the Stop Puppy Mills Department at the Humane Society of the United States. Learn More

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    Pet Advocacy Network Condemns New York Pet Store Sales Ban

    Statement from Pet Advocacy Network President and CEO Mike Bober: “By signing S.1130/A.4283 into law today, New York Governor Hochul has destroyed the livelihoods of law-abiding small business owners and removed longstanding legal protections for animals and for families who adopt puppies, kittens and rabbits. Eliminating the state’s most highly regulated and inspected pet source—the […] Learn More

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