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    Statement by Pet Advocacy Network President and CEO Mike Bober Regarding S.1130 and A.4283, NY Legislation to Prohibit the Sale of Dogs, Cats and Rabbits by Pet Stores

    “We are disappointed that the New York Senate has passed S.1130 and urge the state Assembly to reject this legislation as written. This legislation will do nothing to stop bad breeders across the country, it will only harm regulated and inspected New York pet stores, the licensed breeders they work with, and the customers who […] Learn More

  • Statement of Support for Hawaii HB1653: Enhanced Penalties for Aquatic Resource Violations

    Pet Advocacy Network Executive Vice President of Government Affairs Bob Likins: “On behalf of the responsible pet care community, we at the Pet Advocacy Network commend Hawaii legislators for advancing HB1653 that will increase penalties for aquatic resource violation convictions, and we urge Governor Ige to sign this important legislation into law. Illegal activity threatens […] Learn More

  • Pet Advocacy Network CEO Mike Bober presents awards.

    Pet Advocacy Network’s Annual Awards Celebrate Devoted Pet Care Community Leaders

    The Pet Advocacy Network, formerly known as the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC), recognized the achievements of a renowned group of pet care community professionals with seven awards presented during their 50th anniversary celebration event on March 22 in Orlando, Fla. The awards honored outstanding efforts in advocacy, communications and leadership. Learn More

  • Pet Advocacy Network 50th Anniversary.

    PIJAC Celebrates its 50th Anniversary with a Name Change to Pet Advocacy Network

    Organization also unveils a new website as part of its rebranding Alexandria, Va. – March 22, 2022 – The Pet Advocacy Network, formerly known as the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC), today announced a comprehensive rebranding with a new name, logo and website that reflects its evolution over the past 50 years as the […] Learn More

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    PIJAC Celebrates 50 Years Of Pet Care Community Advocacy

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alexandria, Va. – December 7, 2021 – Today, December 7, 2021, the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council proudly announces the 50th anniversary of our founding on December 7, 1971. For five decades, as the legislative and regulatory voice of the responsible pet care community, PIJAC has worked to improve animal care, foster […] Learn More

  • Wes Fisher Senior Director of Government Affairs Pet Advocacy Network

    PIJAC Hires Wes Fisher As New Senior Director, Government Affairs

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Alexandria, Va. – November 3, 2021 – The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) the advocacy voice of the responsible pet care community, welcomes Wes Fisher as their new Senior Director, Government Affairs. Fisher will direct all aspects of a multi-state legislative and regulatory portfolio and develop strategic relationships with allied organizations, […] Learn More


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