As Governor of Pennsylvania, I have the privilege of traveling all over our commonwealth visiting Pennsylvania businesses, attending iconic events, and meeting Pennsylvanians that make our state great. I love getting to meet folks from all corners of the commonwealth and hearing about what makes them proud to be a Pennsylvanian.
That’s why earlier this summer I joined Instagram so I can start sharing more of these moments with everyone in our great state. Follow me at @GovernorTomWolf to see every post and pit stop.
Here are some of my favorite moments from the past few months:
This is Libre, a Boston terrier who was rescued last year from a Lancaster County farm where he was left for dead. In Pennsylvania, we treat our pets like family. That’s why when we hear about an animal being mistreated like Libre it breaks our hearts to think of how scared and confused they must be. What’s worse is that little could be done to penalize the abuser under Pennsylvania law — until today, when #LibresLaw instituting stricter animal cruelty penalties finally passed both chambers of the General Assembly. I’m grateful for the all of the hard work by @pspca, @humanesociety and other animal welfare advocates who have fought for too long to see that animals like Libre get the justice they deserve.
Join me in wishing Delphine Gibson — the oldest American — a very happy 114th birthday! Delphine has lived in Pennsylvania since 1928. Secretary of Aging Teresa Osborne (pictured on the left here) visited with her yesterday at Delphine’s assisted living facility in Huntingdon, PA. Delphine receives lottery-funded aging services like prescription assistance, care management, meals, and protective services through the Department of Aging. Pennsylvania remains the only state lottery whose proceeds exclusively benefit its older residents. It is our duty and our honor as citizens of this great commonwealth to provide support for older Pennsylvanians.
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