Lawmakers, supporters rally for tougher dog laws

At a rally at the state Capitol Governor Ed Rendell, a bipartisan group of House and Senate lawmakers, and supporters and their dogs, rally for several bills to strengthen the state''s animal cruelty and dog laws.

An owner and her rescued dog listen as lawmakers outline their bills to bring tougher penalties for animal cruelty and poor conditions in the state's puppy mills.

An owner and her rescued dog listen as lawmakers outline their bills to bring tougher penalties for animal cruelty and poor conditions in the state's puppy mills.



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An owner and her rescued dog listen as lawmakers outline their bills to bring tougher penalties for animal cruelty and poor conditions in the state's puppy mills.

One dog is rescued after years of abuse that cost him an eye.

One dog is rescued after years of abuse that cost him an eye.



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One dog is rescued after years of abuse that cost him an eye.

An officer from the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and a rescue dog attend the rally. During the rally, the officer asked lawmakers for tougher laws that would make it easier to do her job in rescuing animals from poor conditions.

An officer from the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and a rescue dog attend the rally. During the rally, the officer asked lawmakers for tougher laws that would make it easier to do her job in rescuing animals from poor conditions.



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An officer from the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and a rescue dog attend the rally. During the rally, the officer asked lawmakers for tougher laws that would make it easier to do her job in rescuing animals from poor conditions.

Lawmakers listen as Gov. Ed Rendell vows to sign into law bills that combat horrific conditions in the state's puppy mills and animal cruelty.

Lawmakers listen as Gov. Ed Rendell vows to sign into law bills that combat horrific conditions in the state's puppy mills and animal cruelty.



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Lawmakers listen as Gov. Ed Rendell vows to sign into law bills that combat horrific conditions in the state's puppy mills and animal cruelty.

Throngs of supporters and their dogs, many rescued from puppy mills or situations of neglect and abuse, rally at the state Capitol for changes to the state's dog and animal cruelty laws.

Throngs of supporters and their dogs, many rescued from puppy mills or situations of neglect and abuse, rally at the state Capitol for changes to the state's dog and animal cruelty laws.



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Throngs of supporters and their dogs, many rescued from puppy mills or situations of neglect and abuse, rally at the state Capitol for changes to the state's dog and animal cruelty laws.