S907 - PA Animal Welfare Board
- Published on Saturday, 02 July 2022 16:14
- Written by LW
SB907 was introduced by Senator Yaw to create an advisory board to review any and all animal legislation prior to being forwarded to the legislators for consideration. This advisory board would also be tasked with reviewing and recommending changes to current existing PA State animal laws.
The advisory board is comprised of representatives from a variety of organizations that have an interest in animal welfare as well as animal rights.
To be truthful and transparent, simply put, it will be the battleground for newly introduced legislation as well as advocating changes in existing legislation.
S1289 - Dog Law Modernization Bill
- Published on Saturday, 02 July 2022 15:44
- Written by DRC
To: Executive Director, PA Senate Agriculture Committee
From: Darin Cox, President, PA Federation Of Dog Clubs
The PA Federation of Dog Clubs is generally pleased with the changes proposed in S1289. Among the positive changes we see:
· Removal of the price difference between altered and unaltered dogs.
· Maintaining the licensing threshold at 4 months but adding language requiring immediate licensing upon change of ownership.
· Creation of an online method for obtaining a dog license.
· Requiring the creation of a statewide dog license database.
· Eliminating non-profit kennels and clearly defining humane society or SPCA kennels.
· Increase in all license fees to return the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement to solvency.
We do have a few questions or requests for clarification:
· In the Dangerous Dog Law, can an owner or keeper of a dog be found criminal guilty of harboring a dangerous dog on the first attack? If there is no known history of a dog committing an unprovoked attack, how can an owner or keeper be accused of harboring a dangerous dog? We can understand finding the dog to be dangerous on the first incident.
· Regarding the $25 fee for a Rescue Network Home license. If a home owner has a dog on the premises for less than 24 hours as part of a transport relay into and out of the Commonwealth, would such a home be required to obtain the Rescue Network Home license.
The PA Federation of Dog Clubs looks forward to working with the Legislature on these changes and would like to be included in any discussions about potential amendments that will undoubtedly be offered to S1289.
Improving Funding to the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement
- Published on Monday, 01 March 2021 19:03
- Written by DRC
The Pennsylvania Federation of Dog Clubs supports and concurs with Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding that the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement in his Department is underfunded and in danger of going into the red.
Statement on Victoria's Bill
- Published on Tuesday, 22 January 2019 21:17
- Written by DRC
PFDC Statement on Victoria’s Bill
Ag Sec Thanks PA SART and CARTs
- Published on Thursday, 25 June 2009 19:09
- Written by PDA
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.