Furry Friday Wrap-Up

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Legislative update:

An exciting week for the animal vote!

  • Rep. John Evans persevered with HB 165, the Service Dog bill, it heads to the House on June 4th for concurrence and then hopefully on to Gov. Corbett for his signature, more about this at the Philly Dawg

We would like to thank Rep. Evans for his hard work on this bill and wanted to share with you a quote from Jennifer Warsing Hampton, whose service dog was a victim of an attack by another dog. Her heartfelt thanks go out to everyone who helped to pass this bill: 

“I have done nothing but SOB tears of joy and relief for the past 24 hours! You have no idea what this means to those of us in PA that use Service and Assistance Animals in our daily lives. In 2009, my Hearing Dog was a victim of an off leash and unattended dog running off its property and attacking her while we were out taking a walk. I would personally like to thank ALL OF YOU that have called your Senators and those that have advocated for this bill-You have no idea what it means to myself and my friends that share our lives with these highly trained companions, so that we may continue to lead independent lives. THANK YOU!”
  • the Humane PA Scorecard is now updated – reflecting Senate votes on HB 165
  • the Exotics Bill, HB 1398 was re-referred to appropriations this week and will hopefully be up for a vote soon

Campaigns and Election update:

  • the Humane PA Candidate Survey is now available for any candidate who seeks our endorsement for the fall election, please forward the link and have your candidate take the survey to be considered for endorsement

Breaking News:

  • The Animal Rescue League of Berks County invited Humane PA to be part of their weekly tv show to let voters know how they can impact animal welfare legislation, check out the video here: ARL of Berks County

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Author:Brett Miller

Animal Welfare Advocate


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