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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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Pet Industry News

Aquacultured Hawaiian Cleaner Wrasses Successfully Produced

Quality Marine has announced that they have successfully bred Hawaiian Cleaner Wrasses in captivity. The announcement comes after a string of other aquaculture successes throughout the past year. The aquacultured Hawaiian Cleaner Wrasse were produced at the Oceanic Institute at Hawaii State University through the support of Rising Tide Conservation. Aquaculture, the process of raising fish […]

Over 145,000 Pets in Need Helped by Banfield in 2016

Banfield Pet Hospital recently announced that over 145,000 pets in need received assistance through its various community-oriented programs last year. While Banfield’s hospital services provided care for over 3 million pets over the course of 2016, the 145,000 figure refers specifically to pets in need, such as those displaced by natural disasters and those in […]

Dog Shortage? New Study Reports Availability of Shelter Dogs at an All-Time Low

For immediate release ORLANDO, FL (February 8, 2017) — The Pet Leadership Council (PLC), an organization comprised of pet industry leaders, animal welfare advocates, veterinarians, and academia, is welcoming new research from Mississippi State University (MSU). Announced yesterday at the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) Conference in Orlando, Fl., researchers at the College of Veterinary Medicine […]


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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