Newsflash

            The Pennsylvania Federation of Dog Clubs supports and concurs with the Auditor General of Pennsylvania that the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement, under the Department of Agriculture is underfunded and in danger of going into the red.

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We believe the current Dangerous Dog Law is good, if properly enforced, and with increased public education on its use. As a compromise, we will not oppose the language that would label a dog dangerous after its first bite involving injury or death. However, in return we want the language automatically charging the owner or keeper with harboring a dangerous dog in this instance, dropped.
Senator Killion's staff and Senate Ag Committee staff seem to be unwilling to compromise, so this will likely pass the Senate Ag Committee. Contact your PA State Senators now to voice your concerns with SB798.

Despite some good amendments to the Bill as requested by the Governor Corbin's office,  HB82 of 2013 has a major flaw that would allow your animals to be taken from you and placed in new homes before your day in court.  It is now Law!

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HB39 has passed the Senate Agriculture committee after being amended as we requested.  We did not get everything we wanted but what was signed into Law was reasonable in our opinion. 

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PFDC Opposes Pet Limits as Missing the Point

Many communities like Waynesboro PA try to deal with issues of animal cruelty and irresponsible pet ownership by limiting the number of pets its citizens may keep. The PA Federation of Dog Clubs agrees with a handful of court decisions across the country that conclude such laws miss the mark.

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