August 22 2017
11:15 am

Governor Wolf To Discuss New Animal Cruelty Laws Before Effective Date

Humane Society of Harrisburg, 7790 Grayson Road, Harrisburg, PA

Governor Wolf will be at the Humane Society of Harrisburg to discuss Act 10 of 2017. Act 10, which strengthens Pennsylvania’s animal cruelty laws, goes into effect on August 28, 2017.

Governor Wolf signed the package of bills, which includes Libre’s Law, earlier this summer. The five key components of the legislation are improved tethering stipulations and conditions for outside dogs, added protections for horses, increased penalties for animal abuse, ensuring convicted animal abusers forfeit abused animals to a shelter, and civil immunity for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.