Animal Protections: A Tour & Roundtable Discussion

State Rep. Liz Hanbidge is hosting the House Democratic Policy Committee for a tour and roundtable discussion on animal protections. The tour and roundtable discussion will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 14 at the Brandwine Valley SPCA. 

Shelter operations are considered an essential function during the pandemic, but these facilities did not receive state funding to maintain operations.

Legislators and facility operators will discuss why and how and they could use support for the well-being of Pennsylvania's furry friends. 

The tour is open to the media, but due to logisitics and safety will not be open to the public. 


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Animal Protections: A Tour & Roundtable Discussion

(July 8, 2021)

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Pandemic-related animal protections focus of Wednesday tour of Brandywine Valley SPCA

(July 12, 2021)

WEST CHESTER, July 12 – The essential work of Pennsylvania animal shelters throughout the pandemic did not receive state funding, and state Rep. Liz Hanbidge will host a House Democratic Policy Committee tour and roundtable discussion at the Brandywine Valley SPCA to discover why. The tour will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 14 at 1212 Phoenixville, PA 19380. The roundtable discussion will immediately follow the tour. The tour and roundtable discussion are open to the media, but closed to the public. Committee Chair Ryan Bizzarro will join Hanbidge, D-Montgomery, and members of the Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee to discuss the impact of the pandemic on intakes, the concerns of many that pandemic pets may swiftly be abandoned as the state reopens, and the continuing struggle to pay for humane law enforcement. Information about this and other House Democratic Policy Committee hearings can be found at . Read more