A Two for One: Saving Dogs in Cars and Pigeons in Shoots

September 27th, 2016 | Posted by Karel Minor in Uncategorized

You’ve probably been in a parking lot where you saw a dog in a hot car that needed help. Until now, police or humane officers would often turn away from helping these animals because the law was not clear on what they were allowed to do. One phone call from you could change this. Pennsylvania lawmakers are considering new legislation to protect pets: HB 1516 will allow law enforcement to enter an unattended vehicle to rescue a dog or cat, without liability for any damages caused in doing so.

Even better, an amendment to HB 1516 will ban live pigeon shoots in Pennsylvania. You may know that Pennsylvania is one of the only states where pigeon shoots are openly held and Berks County is one of the only counties to “host” these shoots. Humane Pennsylvania has long fought against these gambling-motivated contest shoots, which have nothing to do with real sport hunting. This amendment would finally make the law clear and explicitly outlaw these shoots.

One phone call to your State Representative in Harrisburg today can help save dogs from suffering and stop a blood sport in our Commonwealth. Please make a brief, polite phone call to your State Representative to urge support for HB 1516. You can say, “I’m a constituent concerned about animals, and I’m urging you to support HB 1516 with the pigeon shoot ban amendment.” Click here to find your State Representative.   Please also share this post on your social media pages and urge your friends to join you.


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