Category Archives: Animal Law

Join us on Humane Lobby Day!

For the past 7 years, citizen animal advocates have gathered in Harrisburg for an annual event called Pennsylvania Humane Lobby Day.  Participants at this one-day event, sponsored by The Humane Society of the United States, attend a training to learn about … Continue reading

Posted in Animal Law, Legislation, Pennsylvania legislation

Who’s That Knocking at my Door?

Blog by Humane PA President, Elissa Katz Spring is here! The days are longer, bulbs are popping, birds are singing and candidates for political office are out and about in our neighborhoods, knocking on our doors, seeking our votes. What a great … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 Pennsylvania Election, Animal Law, Pennsylvania election, Pennsylvania Politics, Political Action Committees, Voters

Justice Finally Comes to Animal Victims – “Costs of Care” is Law

Guest blog by Penny Conly Ellison All you needed to do was visit the shelter and walk the rows of kennels and cages and take a glance at the paperwork on each one.  Each kennel card provides some information about … Continue reading

Posted in Animal cruelty, Animal Law, Animal shelters, Pennsylvania Law and animals, Pennsylvania legislation

We’re Here for You!

Our goal at Humane PA is to build the most powerful political bloc imaginable, a voting bloc of Pennsylvania residents from every corner of the state who not only believe in and are committed to the humane treatment of animals, … Continue reading

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We Resolve – to Make a Difference!

As 2014 begins, we renew our resolve to make a meaningful difference in public policy in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania so that animals will be spared from cruel acts and treated humanely. We want our New Year’s resolutions to result … Continue reading

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2013 – The Year in Review

What a year 2013 has been! A year of growth. Of hard work. Of victories. Of a record number of animal bills introduced. Our work is formidable. But bill by bill, legislator by legislator, with your help, our efforts of … Continue reading

Posted in Animal cruelty, Animal Law, Community outreach, Pennsylvania election, Pennsylvania legislation, Pennsylvania Politics, Political Action Committees, Voter scorecard

Tethering – on its Last Thread?

For years, people who care about animals have worked hard, but unsuccessfully to pass anti-tethering legislation in Pennsylvania. Recently, Melissa Smith, Executive Director of the York County SPCA, took matters into her own hands and is now working township by … Continue reading

Posted in Animal cruelty, Animal Law, Animal shelters, Humane Society, Pennsylvania legislation

Act Globally – Vote Locally

Guest blog by Senator Roy Afflerbach, Ret. Advocates for the compassionate treatment of animals have a very important day on Tuesday, November 5th. This is the day on which voters will choose their local officials for posts ranging from school directors to … Continue reading

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Animal bills fast-tracking through PA legislature

Amy Worden, Inquirer Staff Writer, writes the Philly Dawg blog for The Philadelphia Inquirer. With her permission we are reposting her blog about a “raft of animal bills” moving this week. In just two short weeks since the summer recess ended, a raft … Continue reading

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Philly Dawg reports: PA bill aims to make pet store puppy sales more transparent

Amy Worden, Inquirer Staff Writer, writes the Philly Dawg blog for The Philadelphia Inquirer. With her permission we are reposting her blog about a bill soon to be introduced that will make pet store puppy sales more transparent. A York County lawmaker … Continue reading

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