PA Animal Seizure Bill Advances to Senate Judiciary

PA Animal Seizure Bill Advances to Senate Judiciary


A problematic bill that would be detrimental to the rights of animal owners has overwhelmingly passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and been assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee.  This bill could force owners to permanently relinquish their animals when they are accused of cruelty, regardless of whether the charges are ultimately dismissed.  

Responsible dog owners in Pennsylvania are strongly urged to contact both the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and their State Senator, and ask them to not support House Bill 2409 as currently written. 


  • Click here to type in your address and find the name and contact information for your State Senator.

  • The Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee contact information is as follows:


Sen. Steward J. Greenleaf, Chair (District 12)
Phone: (717) 787-9684
District Phone: (215) 657-7700

Sen. Mary Jo White, Vice Chair (District 21)
Phone: (717) 787-6599
District Phone: (814) 432-4345

Sen. Daylin Leach, Minority Chair (District 17)
Phone: (717) 787-5544
District Phone: (610) 768-4200
E-mail Form

Sen. Joseph B. Scarnati III, ex-officio (District 25)
Phone: (717) 787-7084
District Phone: (814) 726-7201

Sen. Richard L. Alloway II (District 33)
Phone: (717) 787-4651
District Phone: (717) 264-6100

Sen. Lisa M. Boscola (District 18)
Phone: (717) 787-4236
District Phone: (610) 868-8667

Sen. Jane M. Earll (District 49)
Phone: (717) 787-8927
District Phone: (814) 453-2515

Sen. Lawrence M. Farnese, Jr. (District 1)
Phone: (717) 787-5662
District Phone: (215) 952-3121
E-mail form

Sen. John R. Gordner (District 27)
Phone: (717) 787-8928
District Phone: (570) 784-3464

Sen. Vincent J. Hughes (District 7)
Phone: (717) 787-7112
District Phone: (215) 879-7777

Sen. Jeffrey E. Piccola (District 15)
Phone: (717) 787-6801
District Phone: (717) 896-7714

Sen. John C. Rafferty, Jr. (District 44)
Phone: (717) 787-1398
District Phone: (610) 831-8830

Sen. Michael J. Stack (District 5)
Phone: (717) 787-9608
District Phone: (215) 281-2539

AKC Government Relations (AKC GR) will provide updates as they become available.  For questions or more information, contact the Pennsylvania Federation of Dog Clubs at or AKC GR at (919) 816-3720 or