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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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The PA State Animal Response Team and its network of County Animal Response Teams were recognized by the PA Legislature during Disaster Preparedness Month and Animals in Disaster Week.

Read House Resolution 947 for yourself to learn a little more about this vital emergency planning effort.  Then consider volunteering at the PASART web site and contribute your canine knowledge to the community in which you live.

MARK SCOLFORO, Associated Press Writer
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) ― The Pennsylvania Supreme Court says the nonprofit group that enforces Pennsylvania's animal control laws doesn't qualify for immunity from lawsuits because of that work.

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Question -

The law seems to say that tail docking and dewclaw removal can be done by the breeder prior to 5 days of age - is this correct?

You can dock dogs 5 days old or younger; they cannot be docked by a breeder over 5 days of age.
 

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AG SECRETARY THANKS STATE, COUNTY ANIMAL RESPONSE TEAMS FOR HELPING CARE FOR SEIZED DOGS
HARRISBURG - Department of Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff today thanked more than 50 volunteers who donated time and resources this week to help care for 216 dogs that were seized from the Almost Heaven Kennels in Emmaus, Lehigh County.

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The PA Federation of Dog Clubs is celebrates the signing of the Fair Data Bill (SB 263) into Law by Governor Corbett on July 7, 2011.  

The bill adds the following definition to the act: " Acceptable data . " Empirical, replicable and testable data as evidenced in supporting documentation, statistics, reports, studies or research.

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