Dog Laws and Related Animal Welfare Issues

Senate Judiciary Committee

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 9:00 a.m.

Senate Chamber (and Virtual Participation)


To examine Pennsylvania dog laws, related legislation and animal welfare issues

Panel 1

  • Jonathan Stanley, President, The Sterling Group of the Twin Tiers, Inc, Vice Pres, Tioga County Kennel Club, Licensed PA Breeder | Testimony
  • MJ McNamee, JD, VMD, Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association, Chair-Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee | Testimony

Panel 2

Panel 3

  • John Goodwin, Senior Director, Stop Puppy Mills Campaign at the Humane Society of the United States | Testimony
  • Amy Kaunas, President of the Board of Directors of the Federated Humane Societies of Pennsylvania and the Executive Director of the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area | Testimony

Panel 4

  • Kristen Donmoyer, Director, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement
  • Fred Strathmeyer, Deputy Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture | Testimony

Additional Written Testimony

PA Federation of Dog Clubs


Letters of Support

Dr. Kendra Hearon

Grace Kelly Finding Shelter Animal Rescue


Erie Humane Society

Animal Care Sanctuary Wellsboro

Animal Friends

Animal Legal Defense Fund, Widener Law Commonwealth Student Chapter

Denise Radford DVM

Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association

Jennifer Grimshawe DVM

Michele Patterson

NEPA Animal Welfare

Widener Law Commonwealth Student Chapter

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