Elissa B. Katz, Esq.

Elissa Katz is the President of Humane PA and a partner in the law firm of Meranze, Katz, Gaudioso & Newlin, P.C. in Philadelphia. She is a regular volunteer with the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), assisting with cat care and adoption applications at an adoption site.  She is also a board member of The Humane League.

Elissa supports TNR and has engaged in extensive TNR in her neighborhood, securing caretakers for returned ferals.  She has also found loving and safe homes for numerous adoptable strays.  Elissa shares her home with five pampered rescued cats.

Elissa earned her JD from Temple University School of Law inPhiladelphia, and is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Animal Law Committee. Elissa received her B.A from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. with a major in political science.  She also was a violin instructor at the New Jersey School of Music in Medford, NJ.

Elissa served as a ward committee person for two years and has actively volunteered for several state legislative candidates who are committed supporters of humane legislation.

Contact Elissa: elissakatz@comcast.net

10 Responses to Elissa B. Katz, Esq.

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  7. Hi Elissa: I have attended Roy’s HSUS-How to Advocate for Animal Welfare in the past. I need to know if this meeting in Philadelphia on Jan. 25 is also a forum for bringing issues that need legislative support? I would want to meet you and others, but unles this is an appropriate forum for serious discussion on putting forth new animals legislation then I may wait until the next Humane PA meeting to meet everyone. I am sure you want to say, it is fine to bring up a legislative issue but I was hoping you could convince me this is the place for such issues to be addressed. I realize HP is meeting in Harrisburg in April, but I wanted to know if there are prior member meetings before this date in Harrisburg that will provide the avenue to address concerns for legislation that has not been addressed.

    Keep up your incredibly important and successful work for PA animals. Thank you, kindly, for your time and reply.

    Carolyn Cavallo
    Bryn Mawr, PA
    Humane PA Member

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  9. Louise says:

    Me and this article, sitting in a tree, L-INN-R—E-A-G!

  10. Justin Eveler says:

    My name is Justin Eveler and I am a recent graduate of Millersville University with a degree in political science and a minor in history and economics. I am just messaging your group to find out if there are any employment opportunities within Humane PA. If there are could you please tell me how I would go about to apply for the open position. Thank you for your time.


    Justin Eveler

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