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

PetSmart Charities Contributes $2 Million Toward Development of Safe Haven Facility

PetSmart Charities recently announced that it has committed $2 million toward the development of a facility that will be used to house and care for animals seized as part of police investigations. The facility will house the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Animal Safe Haven (MASH) Unit and will be the first of its kind in […]

Charismatic Invasive Species More Difficult to Manage

Invasive species — non-native plants and animals introduced to ecosystems outside of their own — can devastate local ecosystems. By upsetting the balance of individual regions, they can quickly explode in numbers and overwhelm native species. According to a new article from the Ecological Society of America, the worst offenders may be fueled by a […]

Mars Petcare Announces Better Cities for Pets Certification Program

Mars Petcare recently announced the creation of a certification program that will serve as a companion to its Better Cities for Pets initiative. The certification program, designed for city officials seeking to make their cities more pet friendly, provides evaluations based on 12 traits of pet-friendly cities. The 12 traits comprise attributes of a city’s […]

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