On May 12, ASPCA staff, together with animal lovers from all over and representatives from Mainline Animal Rescue, Puppymill Awareness Day and Keystone Golden Retriever Rescue, convened in Harrisburg, PA, for the Rally for the Dogs. More than 100 animal advocates showed up on this Friday afternoon to thank Governor Rendell for his recent commitment to protect dogs in Pennsylvania and to raise awareness about puppy mills. The governor has already shown a willingness to initiate change—he recently dismissed the Dog Law Advisory Board, which he deemed ineffective—and we are grateful and excited for any and all action he continues to take.If you weren’t able to attend the rally, you can still get involved by sending Governor Rendell a message of thanks for taking an important first step, and for recognizing the need to transform this industry.
ATTENTION DOG PEOPLE IN DELAWARE, SE PA AND SOUTH JERSEY: We're planning protests this summer at Lancaster's infamous puppy mills. Please contact me if interested in getting involved and/or being added to the mailing list - firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to write puppy mills in the subject line to avoid being added to the spaminator.