About Humane PA

      Pennsylvania’s Political Voice for Animals!

Welcome! Humane PA is the nonpartisan political arm of the animal protection movement in Pennsylvania, founded to give animals a voice in Harrisburg.  It was formed after seeingtogehter the power of special interests to block anti-cruelty bills in Pennsylvania.  Humane PA supports candidates from all parties based on a single criterion: their support and leadership for furthering animal protection bills in the legislature. It was also formed for the caring citizens of Pennsylvania who want to help animals, but are daunted by the political process of how to make a difference.

Humane PA is dedicated to electing candidates who demonstrate an understanding and a willingness to work to amend Pennsylvania laws with a goal of eliminating animal cruelty within the Commonwealth. When law makers stand up for animals, we must stand up for them. Humane PA is also dedicated to encouraging everyone who cares about animals to get political for animals and is a resource for all groups and individuals in Pennsylvania who care about animals.

521729_437234189727718_264395022_nAlthough 501(c)(3) charitable organizations can, and should, lobby at all levels of government, nonprofits, because of their charitable status with the IRS, are legally prohibited from electioneering activity (supporting and opposing candidates). A political action committee (PAC) is therefore uniquely needed to build a body of humane-minded elected officials in Pennsylvania who will work to protect animals from neglect, cruelty and exploitation. All funds that Humane PA contributes to a legislator’s campaign come directly from the funds given to our PAC – from individuals just like you. Please join with us with this crucial effort.


More about Humane PA:

Contact us: Elissa Katz, President: elissakatz@comcast.net

Humane PA Mission Statement

Who, What, When, Where, Why and How to get Political for Animals!

The Importance of Animal PACs – an Insider’s View

Politics and Animals – The Missing Link

9 Comments on “About Humane PA”

  1. Susan Pizzini
    November 7, 2011 at 6:14 pm #

    I don’t think that a tax credit is the way to go for pet owners. It opens up Pandora’s box for fraud. I’d rather see the removal of sales tax on pet food.

  2. Tina S.
    January 14, 2012 at 5:06 pm #

    Not that we need another tax to pay but keeping strays or any animal off the streets benefits EVERYONE, whether you are an animal-caring person or not. Everyone has to pay school taxes, whether you have children or not or have them in public schools or not, so everyone should have to pay an animal control tax, whether you have animals or not. Hopefully, it would be doled out to shelters across PA. Something has to be done & soon.

  3. January 19, 2012 at 2:32 pm #

    At last! Somehtnig clear I can understand. Thanks!

  4. State Rep. James Roebuck
    March 21, 2014 at 3:50 pm #

    Per a Facebook request from Human PA Rep. Roebuck’s email address is roebuckjc@aol.com

  5. Humane PA
    March 23, 2014 at 11:04 pm #

    Thank you Representative Roebuck and thanks for your stellar record on anti-cruelty bills.

  6. Susan
    February 22, 2015 at 8:55 am #

    There is a bill that has been sitting in Harrisburg for years presented by Rep. Farnesi from Philly. The bill says no dog can be out side between the hours of 10pm and 6am. Does anyone know where this bill is and what we can do about getting it passed? I would also like to see a bill prohibiting tethering of dogs.

  7. February 26, 2015 at 6:58 am #

    Years ago at a meeting at the Hughes Library in Stroudsburg I recommended a small annual tax for shelters and rescuers to help abandoned animals and stricter laws for people abandoning their animals and I nearly got lynched. Something needs to be done. Leaving animals outside in the cold weather is animal cruelty. Abandoning animals is animal cruelty. Animals should be considered a part of the family. Let’s get tough PA.

  8. Priscilla Wille
    March 13, 2015 at 12:20 pm #

    Wasn’t aware of your existence until today when I saw a comment from you on Facebook ( maybe Salena’s page? ). So grateful for this info and your website!
    Priscilla Engelhard Wille

  9. Humane PA
    March 26, 2015 at 2:57 pm #

    Wow! Thank you so much for the feedback. We want every animal lover in PA to have the information they need to make a difference at the policy level. We are thrilled to have you be part of Humane PA!

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