Author Archives: Humane PA

One Person Can Make a Difference

Guest Blog by Mary Kennedy Withrow Two years ago, if you would have told me that in the coming years I would effectively influence policy anywhere but within my own household, I would have told you that was absurd. How … Continue reading

Posted in Animal cruelty, Animal shelters, Community outreach, Tethering dogs

Good Things Come To Those Who Wait – So Long As They Outwork The Devils While They Wait

Guest blog by Senator Roy Afflerbach, Ret. Thanks to patient, steadfast, relentless repetition and perseverance by animal advocates during the 2013/14 Pennsylvania legislative session, more than two-dozen bills favorable to animals were introduced. One of the strongest bills passed this session provides for … Continue reading

Posted in Animal cruelty, Legislation, Pennsylvania Law and animals, Pennsylvania legislation, Pennsylvania Politics, Uncategorized

Top 5 Ways to Give Animals a Voice at the Polls

Election Day presents great opportunities to give animals a voice in Harrisburg, and give visibility to the growing bloc of people for whom the treatment of animals is an important election issue.  Candidates work the polls all day and are … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 Pennsylvania Election, Animal cruelty, Pennsylvania election, Pennsylvania Governor, Pennsylvania legislation, Pennsylvania Politics, Voter scorecard

Announcing Humane PA’s 2014 Endorsements

Humane PA is pleased to present Humane PA’s 2014 candidate endorsements  for Pennsylvania state offices in the upcoming election on November 4th. In a recent statewide poll, 86 percent of Pennsylvania voters  support their legislator’s efforts to ensure the humane treatment of … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 Pennsylvania Election, Pennsylvania election, Pennsylvania Governor, Pennsylvania Law and animals, Pennsylvania Politics, Political Action Committees

Take the HB 1750 Challenge!

By Dawn Heinbach, contributing blogger One thing is certain about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: it is a complete success, generating over $100 million in donations for ALS nonprofit organizations and, more importantly, raising awareness about this devastating disease. The … Continue reading

Posted in Animal cruelty, Community outreach, Legislation, Pennsylvania legislation | Tagged

Who is Humane PA?

Blog by Humane PA President, Elissa Katz  Who is Humane PA?  In a word – YOU!  Regardless of age, race, socio-economic background, religion, political allegiance, or any of the other traits we use to define and distinguish ourselves, there is … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 Pennsylvania Election, Animal cruelty, Community outreach, Legislation, Pennsylvania Politics, Political Action Committees, Volunteers

Facebook Basics for Making a Difference

Contributing blogger Dawn Heinbach Those animal lovers who have been paying attention to the status of HB 1750 already know the importance of contacting their legislators to express their expectations of support. You make the calls when asked, send the … Continue reading

Posted in Community outreach, Facebook activism

Keith Mohler – an Unsung Hero

Amy Worden writes the Philly Dawg blog for The Philadelphia Inquirer. With her permission, we are reposting her moving tribute to an unsung hero in the animal community – Keith Mohler. Among the many memories we have of Keith and … Continue reading

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Lobbyist…not a four letter word!

Guest editorial by Sarah Speed Lobbying…in a time of government gridlock, it feels like the root of all evil doesn’t it? Imagine slick haired, shiny shoed salesmen stalking the halls of the legislature preying upon good intentions and campaign promises, vying … Continue reading

Posted in Animal cruelty, Animal law, non profit lobbying, Pennsylvania Law and animals, Pennsylvania legislation, Uncategorized | Tagged , ,

What Animal Shelters can do to Influence Policy

Guest blog by  Joe Geiger Legitimate animal shelters do a great job when it comes to rescuing and caring for animals. But one of the most effective ways to protect animals is through policy. It is time for people who love … Continue reading

Posted in Animal shelters, Legislation, non profit lobbying