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  • 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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    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


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