Registration is open for our annual dryland race. You may find the form and details about the registration process here. Registration will close at 9 pm on Thursday, November 10, 2016. You will not be able to register on site.
POSTED AT THE REQUEST OF D.O.G.S. Attention NH Mushers and Breeders! ⚠️We are down to wire, and it's getting really thin!⚠️ This is crunch time and our last chance to put a stop to Pet Vendor or it will become law and we will have to fight to change it next session which will be an even steeper uphill battle than we've experienced to date. The Pet Vendor language passed the Senate in HB2 yesterday. Next the budget bills will go to conference committees (with members from Senate Finance and House Finance, exact members TBD). We need everyone to help! What can you do? ::::::Are any of the following your Rep?:::::: If so, please contact them to urge them to remove the Pet Vendor language from the budget (Item # 337 and 338: page 137, lines 13-29 of Amendment to HB 2-FN-A-LOCAL, #2019-2403s). This language has No fiscal impact, is policy that should have gone through committees and public hearings, should not be in budget and will have many unintended consequences. It would be ideal if you can speak to them on the phone, or even schedule a time to meet in person. Please urge your clubs to contact the Speaker and Chair of House Finance as well! ::::::If the following are not one of your Reps:::::: Please contact your Reps (brownie points for Democrats) and request they speak to the House Finance Committee on your behalf, their constituent, to request this language be removed from the budget. Speaker: Steve Shurtleff (D) - Merrimack - District 11 House Finance Members: Chairman Mary Jane Wallner (D) VChairman David Huot (D) Sharon Nordgren(D) Peter Leishman(D) Thomas Buco(D) William Hatch(D) Susan Ford(D) Patricia Lovejoy(D) Mary Beth Walz(d) Mary Heath(D) Joelle Martin(D) Kate Murray(D) Kenneth Weyler(R) Lynne Ober(R) David Danielson(R) Peter Spanos(R) Erin Hennessey(R) Richard Barry(R) Joseph Pitre(R) Werner Horn(R) Keith Erf(R). You can find your reps here: gencourt.state.nh.us/house/members/default.aspx. ... See MoreSee Less
UPDATE ON THE NYS BILL S4577: NYS Bill S4577 was kicked back to the Senate and has been revised (now S4577-A.... please see below in comments for link and read in full). Please direct any questions to Christina Gates, ISDRA Region 5 Director. If she cannot answer your questions she will forward them along to the Associated Dog Clubs of NYS (the Albany presence I have had the pleasure of working with). Things look a bit better as section 9 has been added (from existing NYS law) defining appropriate housing. The portion that we now need to focus upon is additional verbiage of “unattended.” Our dogs are NOT unattended when we are racing or training them as we hopefully are on the runners of the sled.
Please, Please, Please......
Write to Bill Sponsors:
DISTRICT OFFICE 250 Veterans Memorial Highway, Perry B. Duryea State Office Building, Suite 3B-41 Hauppauge, NY 11788 Phone: (631) 360-3356 Fax: (631) 360-3637
Requires the department of agriculture and markets to issue code red and blue alerts for companion animals during extreme weather; requires owners of companion animals to bring their animals indoors w...
The state of New York Senate just passed bill S4577. This bill has far reaching effects not just for East Coast mushers but all ALL dog related sports and competition.
Among other things it would require that "companion animals" not be allowed outside at temperatures less than 32 degrees F or at temperatures over 99 degrees F. This would virtually eliminate all dryland and winter mushing events within that state AND would include any dog trucks with outside dog boxes from traveling thru that state at those temperatures.
Dogs can be confiscated from the owners properties or off vehicles if violations occur. This bill has yet to be passed by the Assembly. The Assembly will be out of session in 9 days. By stalling the vote it would give us 6 months more to work on the next defensive move.
Even though we are from outside of the state our voices can still be heard as people interested in dog sports and mushers traveling through that area. Please take the time to send an emai.
Here is how we can help: Send an email to the members of the Assembly Agriculture Committee which will be deliberating on this bill. You can paste this email list of the committee members into your email:
Important news about HillAttention Mushers: Just a reminder for those who begin their run at Profile Falls Recreaction Area: Please respect abutting landowners and neighbors. Do not ARRIVE at the designated parking area at Profile Falls before 8:00 am. We hope everyone has had a safe and fun winter season so far. We will be posting once the snowmbile gate at Profile Falls closes, so please follow us to get updates posts. Any questions? Please contact the project office at 603-934-2116 ... See MoreSee Less