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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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Senator Michele Brooks has introduced SB29 mandating the creation of a Lost and Found Dog database at the Department of Agriculture.  Some unscrupulous online resources were collecting data on lost and found pets, and then charging owners for the information when they came looking for help.  We asked Senator Brooks to add language requiring shelters and rescues to check the database when the take-in a new pet and again when they adopt it out.  We have heard many stories about owners finding their dog after the shelter had already adopted it out to a new home.

PFDC logoPFDC Statement on Victoria’s Bill

Senate Bill 44 has officially been introduced, so here is why we DO NOT SUPPORT this proposal…

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Colonial Rottweiler Club PFDC OCOutstanding PFDC Member Club for 2015

  • Colonial Rottweiler Club (pictured is CRC Delegate to the PFDC Kelly Skiptunas and PFDC Board member Dr. Elaine Miller) and the Delaware County Kennel Club share the top award. They received a certificate and $150.00 each.
  • Old York Dog Training Club received a first honorable mention certificate and $75.00
  • Suburban Dog Training Club received a second honorable mention certificate and $50.00
  • Liberty English Cocker Spaniel Club received a third honorable mention certificate and $25 check

Congratulations to all these clubs for their efforts to reach out to the public! We know they are not alone and we encourage our member clubs to let us know what they're up to.

A huge thank you to the members of the Penn Treaty Kennel Club for their donation of $750 to the PA State Animal Response Team for continued operations expenses.  With this donation, the total given to PASART by the PA Federation of Dog Clubs and its member canine organizations to $1600!  We are certainly doing our part to keep this vital emergency program in place for our dogs and their owners going forward.

Or change the leadership structure to elect a President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary from the volunteer Board and have those officers run the daily operations of the organization.

The Federal grants from the Department of Homeland Security that funded the start up of the PA State Animal Response Team have dried up.  Unless and until there is another large scale terrorist attack or major natural disaster, we do not anticipate that focus will return to such civil defense matters.  As a result, PASART no longer has the ability to pay an Executive Director.  Mr. Joel Hersh continues in that position as a volunteer at this point which the PFDC finds totally unacceptable.

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