Tag Archives: Puppy Mills

The Battle to end PA Puppy Mills – Marking the 10 Year Anniversary of Act 119.

Guest Blog by Amy Worden In July 2008, two Berks County kennel owners were ordered by state dog wardens to treat their infested dogs for fleas. Instead the breeders took their shotguns and opened fire on their dogs as they cowered in their rabbit hutches. In the end, the bodies of more than 80 small […]

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The Animals of Pennsylvania Have Lost a Champion

The animals of Pennsylvania – and the people who love them – have lost a champion. Tom Hickey Sr., who served for eight years as a member of the Governor’s Dog Law Advisory Board, died of a stroke on Sunday. His death came after Tom had waged a long and courageous battle to recover from […]

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Wishing this was an April Fool’s Joke

We wish this blog was an April Fool’s joke, but, unfortunately, one of Pennsylvania’s strongest voices for animals – Amy Worden of the Philadelphia Inquirer/Philly Dawg Blog – is bidding farewell.  In her last blog written for the Philly Dawg, and gratefully reblogged with her permission, Amy says goodbye.  All of us at Humane PA […]

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Dollars and Dogs: Film Explores Role of Money and Politics in Puppy Mills

Amy Worden writes the Philly Dawg blog for The Philadelphia Inquirer. With her permission, we are reposting her excellent blog Dollars and Dogs: Film Explores Role of Money and Politics in puppy mills   In a new documentary, set to be released this year, a Chicago filmmaker explores the role of money and politics in creating and […]

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