Alloway Will Join Humane Advocates to Celebrate Anniversary of Libre’s Law

HARRISBURG – Senator Rich Alloway (R-33) will join representatives of the Humane Society of the United States and Adams County SPCA in Gettysburg on June 28 to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the signing of Libre’s Law.

Act 10 of 2017, which was signed into law by Governor Wolf on June 28 of last year, included a comprehensive overhaul of Pennsylvania’s animal abuse laws that ensures animal abusers face tougher punishments for their crimes. The bill was inspired by the story of Libre, a Boston terrier puppy who was rescued from a Lancaster County farm in 2016 after suffering from weeks of severe neglect.

“Libre’s incredible story of survival against all odds captured the attention of animal lovers throughout the country and across the globe,” Alloway said. “I am thankful that his story helped inspire the most comprehensive re-write of animal abuse statutes that Pennsylvania has seen in decades.”

Libre will be available for photos at the anniversary event, which will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Adams County SPCA, located at 11 Goldenville Road in Gettysburg. Visitors are requested to bring donations and supplies to help more animals in need, Alloway said.

Donations in the highest demand currently are dry kitten food, wet kitten food, powdered milk for kittens, and Walmart or Staples gift cards.

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