Legislative alerts and updates

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Support pet-friendly laws and ordinances

Find an alert/petition relevant to where you live (organized by state abbreviation) and fill out the contact fields with your information. Where applicable, a personalized email will be sent to the decision-maker(s) on your behalf.

USA: End steep pet fees for families in public housing (NEW, added October 18, 2022) 

USA: Ask state legislators to help dogs via model insurance act (SUCCESS! Model act approved 11/18/22)

USA: Help keep pets and families together (Support federal bill HR 5828)

District of Columbia: Stop puppy and kitten mill sales (ordinance change)

CA: Help keep pets with their families (SB 971 — SUCCESS! Updated September 6, 2022)

MA: Help keep pets and families together (S.885/H.1437)

MD: Help keep pets and families together (SB 443 / HB 681)

MN: Help end breed-restrictive insurance practices (HF 3149 / SF 3213)

NJ: Help New Jersey's community cats (A.2275 / S.179)

NY: Support humane pet sales in the Empire State (A. 4283 / S.1130, updated July 27, 2022)

NY: Help end breed-restrictive insurance practices (A. 9284, updated May 16, 2022)

UT: Help pets and people stay out of harm's way (HB 175)


Email legislative@bestfriends.org with questions about legislative campaigns.


Priority petition efforts

See more petitions, or create your own, at action.bestfriends.org.

AL: Alabamians want access to veterinary care 

AR: End dog breed restrictions by insurance companies

MD: Repeal the ban in Prince George's County 

NC: Support positive change for the pets and people of Robeson County 

TX: End Texas insurance breed restrictions 


Email action2025@bestfriends.org with questions about community efforts.


Last updated November 21, 2022.