PA Update: Animal Seizure Bill Advances to Senate Floor

PA Update: Animal Seizure Bill Advances to Senate Floor


House Bill 82, which could violate the rights of responsible animal owners, has passed the Senate Judiciary Committee and may be scheduled for a Senate vote at any time.  While several positive amendments have been made, the measure could still force owners to relinquish their animals when they are accused of cruelty, regardless of whether the charges are ultimately dismissed.

Pennsylvania residents are strongly encouraged to contact your State Senator and express your concerns with House Bill 82.

To find the name and contact information for your Senator, visit the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s “Find Your Legislator” page.  A full list of Pennsylvania State Senators and their contact information can be found here.

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