United to Improve Our Lives with Pets

The Pet Leadership Council brings together company leaders, industry organizations, trade associations, animal welfare organizations, veterinarians, academia and advocates for pets to promote responsible pet ownership.

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The Pet Leadership Council works with all levels of government, industry, and pet owners to promote responsible lifestyles with companion animals.

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Protect Pet Choice

Puppy mills are an unacceptable problem, but the Pet Leadership Council believes pet store bans prohibiting people’s right to purchase dogs at local shops is not the solution. That’s why the PLC is supporting efforts to establish science-based standards for the care and welfare of breeding dogs.

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Happy Healthy Fish

The Pet Leadership Council embraces the responsibility to ensure the health and welfare of aquatic life, promote environmental stewardship and provide education and training on responsible fish keeping. That’s why the PLC is working to educate consumers about selecting and caring for the right fish, the prevention of invasive species and ongoing conservation efforts.

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Pet Industry News

Retirement Homes for Cats Offer Reassurance to Aging Owners

A New Jersey-based cat sanctuary is offering homes for cats who have experienced the loss of their owners. The program, known as the Guardian Angel Program, ensures that cats will always have a home as well as the basic food and care they need to survive. Built around a hybrid model, cats enrolled in the […]

Researchers Confirm Rare E. Coli Transmission Between Dogs and Humans

A new study indicates that an antibiotic-resistant strain of Escherichia coli — more commonly known as E. coli — is able to be transmitted between dogs and humans. The study, conducted by a team of researchers based at the University of Helsinki, involved the examination of bacterial samples taken from dogs known to be hosts to […]

Global Pet Expo 2019 Details Announced

As reported by Pet Age, the details of the 2019 Global Pet Expo have been announced. The American Pet Products Association (APPA)’s annual pet industry trade show is scheduled to take place from March 20 – 22, 2019 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The 2019 show will feature 30,000 square feet […]

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