Author Archives: Humane PA

Be Part of the Solution!

Guest blog by Senator Roy Afflerbach, Ret. Odd-numbered years offer a unique opportunity to Pennsylvania animal advocates who wish to obtain an official platform from which to advocate. Odd numbered years mean municipal elections. Counties cities, boroughs, and townships will … Continue reading

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New Chief Justice has Soft Spot for Animals

Amy Worden writes the Philly Dawg blog for The Philadelphia Inquirer. With her permission, we are reposting her excellent article New chief justice has soft spot for animals. Supreme Court Justice Thomas G. Saylor takes the oath of office later … Continue reading

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Top 5 2015 Resolutions to Give Animals a Political Voice in PA

As 2015 begins, Humane PA PAC is publishing its top 5 New Year’s Resolutions and we hope that you will find them easy to adopt also and incorporate them among your own resolutions.  Together, we hope to make a meaningful difference for … Continue reading

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A Look Back at 2014

What a year 2014 has been for increasing the visibility and clout of the political voice for animals in Pennsylvania! It’s been a year of growth, record-breaking engagement, elections, victories, and a heartbreaking defeat. Here’s a snapshot review of accomplishments and setbacks in … Continue reading

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State, local SPCAs battle scourge of unlicensed kennels

Amy Worden writes the Philly Dawg blog for The Philadelphia Inquirer. With her permission, we are reposting her excellent coverage of the state of unlicensed kennels in Pennsylvania. For the third time in a week dogs in extreme situations have … Continue reading

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Top 10 Blogs of 2014

The Humane PA blog is intended to educate, inspire, train, engage and sometimes entertain Pennsylvanians who care about animals, and our readers sure are a diverse group! Some members appreciate tips on effectively using their time to make a difference … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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