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About Patricia Biswanger

Among other things, Pat Biswanger is an animal lover, a lawyer, a professor of law, and a grandmother. She is also executive director of the Federated Humane Societies of Pennsylvania and welcomes your comments, questions, and suggestions about the Federated: pbiswanger@pafederatedhumane.org.

YES, YOU SHOULD WALK YOUR CAT

Today’s indoor cat is a tiger robbed of his dominion, a Lamborghini left idling in the garage. By David Grimm Mr. Grimm is the author of “Citizen Canine: Our Evolving Relationship With Cats and Dogs.” About 13 years ago, my fiancée and I started to go for walks in our neighborhood. When we’d step out of the house, cars [...]

By |2018-12-06T22:37:01+00:00December 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on YES, YOU SHOULD WALK YOUR CAT

PROPOSED PUPPY RETAIL SALES BILL

SB 1154, introduced by Senator Guy Reschenthaler, will prohibit the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores unless sourced from shelters and rescues and require advertisers to include license numbers, which will deter non-registered illegal breeders. House companion bill HB 2601 was introduce by Representative Jason Oritay .  STATUS:  Please contact your state representative to say [...]

By |2018-11-19T12:48:25+00:00November 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on PROPOSED PUPPY RETAIL SALES BILL

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WASHINGTON AREA HUMANE SOCIETY!

The Washington Area Humane Society was voted Best Nonprofit in a contest held by the Observer Reporter, a daily newspaper covering Washington County, Greene County, and the Mon Valley in Pennsylvania, with some overlap into the South Hills of Pittsburgh in Allegheny County. Introduced in 2017, the Best of the Best Community’s Choice Awards celebrates the best [...]

By |2018-11-19T12:37:31+00:00November 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WASHINGTON AREA HUMANE SOCIETY!

THE “HOT CAR BILL” IS NOW THE LAW!

Great news for the animals!  Our voices were heard! HB 1216 (Animals in Distress) unanimously passed both the Senate and House, and then was signed by Governor Wolf on October 24th, 2018.  Dubbed “the hot car bill,” the bill allows public safety professionals to remove unattended pets from hot vehicles without incurring liability for damages. [...]

By |2018-11-07T21:56:40+00:00November 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on THE “HOT CAR BILL” IS NOW THE LAW!

Leonardo da Vinci unleashed: the animal rights activist within the artist

from The Guardian, Nov. 30, 2011 Liberator of caged birds, vegetarian ... whatever the myths or realities about Leonardo, one thing is certain:  he was ahead of his time in questioning the superiority of humans to animals The greatness of an artist has never been more overwhelmingly demonstrated. The exhibition Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the [...]

By |2018-11-05T10:55:45+00:00November 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Leonardo da Vinci unleashed: the animal rights activist within the artist

A celebrated breeder cut dogs’ ears. Now she’s charged with felony torture.

Nicole Wilson of the PSPCA is featured in this national news story .  .  .  . Washington Post, October 3, 2018 A celebrated Pennsylvania dog breeder was convicted last year of animal cruelty for illegally cutting puppies’ ears.  She went right on doing it, authorities say — and now faces new charges that include felony [...]

By |2018-11-05T10:49:41+00:00November 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A celebrated breeder cut dogs’ ears. Now she’s charged with felony torture.

Historic $3.1 Million Dollar Grant to Serve as the Catalyst to End Preventable Animal Suffering in Berks County

Humane Pennsylvania, the region’s largest partnership of animal welfare organizations, is excited to announce the acceptance of its largest gift to date – a $3.1 million dollar grant from The Giorgi Family Foundation. The grant’s purpose is to eliminate preventable companion animal suffering by vastly expanding progressive community veterinary services for Reading area families, and [...]

By |2018-11-05T10:40:57+00:00November 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Historic $3.1 Million Dollar Grant to Serve as the Catalyst to End Preventable Animal Suffering in Berks County

New Brand for Women’s Humane Society

After a yearlong process and with input from our clients, supporters, and donors, the Women’s Humane Society in Philadelphia has decided to do business as Women’s Animal Center. Next year, we’ll celebrate our 150th Anniversary as America’s First Animal Shelter and our new name reflects our renewed commitment to the pets and people in our community. We [...]

By |2018-11-05T10:32:28+00:00November 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on New Brand for Women’s Humane Society

Bucks County SPCA Rescues 8 Dairy Cows from Tinicum Farm

After an extensive investigation, the Bucks County SPCA (BCSPCA) removed 8 dairy cattle from a rural property in Tinicum Township on Wednesday, September 5, 2018.  Animal cruelty charges are pending against the owners of the animals, Scott and Edith Frye. “We worked hard to get the owners of these cows and calves to correct the [...]

By |2018-11-05T10:25:23+00:00November 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Bucks County SPCA Rescues 8 Dairy Cows from Tinicum Farm