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    PIJAC President And CEO Mike Bober Named To Pet Age’s 2021…

    Congratulations to PIJAC President and CEO, Mike Bober, for being recognized as one of Pet Age’s 2021 Power 50 list. Mike has led the pet care community as an advocate on Capitol Hill by engaging with lawmakers on pet-related legislation and by stregthening the visibility of the pet care field through popular events such as the annual legislative fly-in and Meet the Pets on Capitol Hill. Learn More

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    Biden Signs Bill To Pair Veterans With Puppies To Fight…

    NJ.com – “By expanding the availability of service dogs to include those with mental illnesses and providing for canine training as part of veteran health programs, we anticipate that this law will have a substantial positive impact of the health and well-being of suffering military personnel, and even help mitigate veteran suicides,” said Mike Bober, president and chief executive of the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council. Learn More

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    Paws For Veterans Therapy Act: PIJAC Statement

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alexandria, Va. – The following statement can be attributed to PIJAC President and CEO Mike Bober: “The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) praises President Biden for signing H.R. 1448, the PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act, into law yesterday, and commends the dedication of the Members of Congress who championed this critical […] Learn More

  • Statement From PIJAC On Lawsuit Against Hawaii Board Of Land And Natural Resources

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Alexandria, Va. – July 16, 2021 – The following statement can be attributed to Robert Likins, PIJAC’s Vice President of Government Affairs: “PIJAC believes that the Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) arrived at the correct decision and followed Hawaiian law in accepting the revised final environmental impact statement (RFEIS) […] Learn More

  • Statement On Acceptance Of Environmental Impact Statement In Hawaii

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Alexandria, Va. – July 8, 2021 – The following statement can be attributed to Robert Likins, PIJAC’s Vice President of Government Affairs: “The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council is pleased that the Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resoures (BLNR) has accepted the most recent comprehensive and data-based Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) […] Learn More

  • Update on Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Infections Linked to Small Pet Turtles

    June 21, 2021 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that 11 more illness cases have been added to the agency’s investigation of a multistate occurrence of human Salmonella Typhimurium infections linked to contact with small pet turtles. In addition, CDC has identified a second, separate outbreak of Salmonella Poona infections […] Learn More


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