Category Archives: Laws and Regulations

Jason Altmire, Member of Congress, and His Support of the Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act

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I wrote to Jason Altmire in August 2012 urging him to support protection of our companion animals.  I was pleased to receive a quick response, along with his assurance of his support of important bills in this regard.

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Jason is leaving public service this coming year.  I wish him well in his endeavors in the private sector, and I appreciate all of the work he has done for the welfare of companion animals throughout the US.

Jason, thank you for your service!

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Moran Introduces Resolution Opposing Inhumane Euthanasia in Animal Shelters | Congressman Jim Moran

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I am so thankful that Congressman Moran has introduced this important resolution opposing inhumane euthanasia in animal shelters across the US.  Currently only 18 States in the US have bans on using gas chambers to euthanize homeless companion animals.  The use of gas chambers is barbaric and inhumane.  This important resolution will require that animal shelters in all states use injectable euthanasia drugs to humanely and peacefully put animals to sleep.

Thank you, Congressman Jim Moran!

Moran Introduces Resolution Opposing Inhumane Euthanasia in Animal Shelters | Congressman Jim Moran.

This photo taken today, July 24, 2012, shows Congressman Jim Moran as he joined local animal shelters to bring 50 dogs and cats to Capitol Hill to raise awareness about the vital services provided by our animal shelters – and to find these pets a loving home!

Moran Introduces Resolution Opposing Inhumane Euthanasia in Animal Shelters | Congressman Jim Moran

For additional information about Congressman Jim Moran, visit his Facebook page:  Congressman Moran’s Facebook page.

Don’t forget to visit ShopForPuppy.com where a portion of every sale goes directly towards animal rescue.

Pennsylvania Dog Purchaser Protection Act

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Not everyone is aware of Pennsylvania’s law that protects puppy buyers from unscrupulous breeders.  Not all states have laws like this, so I am very happy that Pennsylvania has this law since I live in PA.

I am constantly bombarded with horror stories about people who buy puppies only to find out that they have been ripped off by the breeder. There are some good breeders out there obviously, but you really need to do your homework to make sure that you won’t be the next victim of a breeder whose only goal is profit.

I just recently heard from a buyer located in Virginia that sent a $500 deposit to a breeder in Ohio for a Boerboel puppy. The breeding never took place. The puppy never materialized, and the buyer never got a refund of her $500. After the buyer unsuccessfully tried to contact the breeder, the Ohio breeder eventually changed her e-mail address and telephone number.

Sometimes I think it is just as important to buy a puppy from a breeder in a State that has puppy protection laws for consumers! Do your homework, and make sure that the breeder you select for your next puppy is ethical (or does business in a state with strong consumer protection laws for puppies).

I am happy to report that Pennsylvania has a law called the Dog Purchaser Protection Act, where a buyer can file a complaint with the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office if they feel they have been a victim of an unscrupulous breeder/puppy seller.  Don’t hesitate to file a complaint with the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office if you feel you have been the victim of a bad puppy deal. I live in Pennsylvania, and I am proud of our laws in this state with respect to animal welfare, kennel inspections for all breeders, and consumer protection laws such as this one.

Pennsylvania Dog Purchaser Protection Act

Have fun with your new puppy! It should be a joyous time; not a nightmare from a bad deal at the hands of an unscrupulous dog breeder.