Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC)

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Two of America’s largest pet care associations, a California breeder association, and a California pet store owner said California Governor Jerry Brown put small businesses at risk this week with his signature of Assembly Bill 485. AB 485 implements a statewide ban on the sale of non-rescue, non-shelter dogs, cats, and rabbits from pet...

Did you know that California AB 485 would exempt pet stores from 17 of 21 consumer and pet protections that have been in place for 20 years?Click the infographic below for a full sized version and follow this link to learn more about what Californians can do.Note: This image is the property of Zoo Med Laboratories

PIJAC Note: The following blog post was originally published on Pet Product News.
How the set of small-animal care standards, set by PIJAC and industry professionals, will impact animals and their caretakers.By Courtney HoganMore than 12 million U.S. homes have small animals, which includes birds, small mammals and reptiles, according to the...

Pet professionals collaborates to develop, implement small animal care standards for breeders and distributorsLAS VEGAS, NV. July 26, 2017: A landmark initiative to help assure proper care of small companion animals was unveiled today by the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) and leaders from across the pet community. The PIJAC Small...

Over the weekend, I had the distinct pleasure of attending Petland’s annual trade show in Orlando, Florida. This year, the atmosphere was especially festive as Petland celebrated its 50th anniversary. While it was great to spend time talking with franchisees and pet care professionals from around the world, I was especially pleased to have the...

One of the biggest trade shows in the nation, SuperZoo, is July 25 to 27 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada. PIJAC will be at Booth 3505, and will also unveil industry-developed standards of care for small animals.In its 67th year, SuperZoo provides a meeting spot for exhibitors, buyers, and other industry professionals to learn, network, and...

PIJAC Board Member given FTFFA "Hall of Fame" AwardLongtime PIJAC board member and Segrest Farms President Sandy Moore has been honored with the “Hall of Fame” award by the Florida Tropical Fish Farms Association (FTFFA).On June 10, the FTFFA gave its highest award to Moore for her leadership in the industry. In addition to her positions with...

In a statement issued today, the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) expressed disappointment in the California Assembly’s passage of Assembly Bill 485, a bill that bans the sales of cats, dogs, and rabbits statewide.“The Assembly’s vote in favor of the Pet Rescue and Adoption Act threatens the health and safety of California’s companion...

National Pet Month is a time to raise awareness about responsible pet ownership – the core of what PIJAC and the pet industry do.PIJAC’s mission is to promote responsible pet ownership and animal welfare, foster environmental stewardship, and ensure the availability of pets. We represent the best of our industry’s practices and desires for healthy...

by: Courtney HoganFor nearly eight months, PIJAC has led an industry-wide effort to formalize animal care standards for small mammals, reptiles, and birds. The standards were the topic of a productive PIJAC-sponsored discussion among industry leaders at Global Pet Expo, where an outline of the standards was presented for review and feedback by the...