Dom Costa rally against animal cruelty is Saturday, Oct. 17

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 15 – State Rep. Dom Costa will hold a rally against animal cruelty at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society to raise support for Angel’s Law, which would increase the grading of charges related to animal abuse.

Costa, D-Allegheny, said that attendees should bear in mind that the event will not be a protest; it is a rally for positive change to state law. Costa is the sponsor of Angel’s Law, H.B. 113, which awaits a vote in the House Judiciary Committee.

“Help me call on my fellow Pennsylvania lawmakers to advance Angel’s Law and help us end animal cruelty in Pennsylvania,” Costa said.

Costa said he encourages those who cannot attend the rally to call on their elected officials in Harrisburg to help send a message that animal cruelty is never acceptable. To find a legislator, residents can go to and type in their address.

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“The committee must vote on the bill so we can pass it in the House and Senate before sending it to the governor for signature,” Costa said. “Together, we can send a message that it’s time to properly punish animal abusers in Pennsylvania!”