Alloway Invites Local Residents to Participate in “Yappy Hour” Pet Rally


GETTYSBURG — Sen. Richard Alloway II (R-33) is inviting local pets and their owners to take part in the first-ever “Yappy Hour: Be Kind to Pets” pet rally in Gettysburg on April 17.

The rally will be held at the Gettysburg Recreation Center and Dog Park from 4 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Picnic-style food will be provided by the Butcher Block.

“Our pets are more than just animals. They are an indispensable part of our families,” Alloway said. “This event offers local individuals and families an opportunity to help their pets socialize while raising awareness of the importance of our furry friends.”

Participants are requested to keep all dogs leashed and provide adequate food, water and waste disposal supplies for their pets.

Alloway co-hosted a similar event in Harrisburg in 2013 to unveil a bipartisan package of bills designed to prevent animal cruelty.

The rally will be preceded by a joint hearing of the Senate Majority Policy Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee to study Senate Bill 373, legislation Alloway introduced to prevent household pets and shelter animals from living in inhumane conditions.

Individuals who are interested in participating should RSVP to Melissa Knepper in Alloway’s office by calling (717) 772-2929.

CONTACT: Jeremy Shoemaker (717) 787-4651