Ciresi to join Humane Society and Finding Shelter Animal Rescue to host rally in King of Prussia Aug. 25

HARRISBURG, Aug. 21 – State Rep. Joe Ciresi, today announced a rally in support of S.B. 44, to be known as Victoria’s Law, that will feature several state senators and representatives, as well as local shelter and rescue representatives.

The rally will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25 at The Upper Merion Township Building Park, 175 W. Valley Forge Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406.

In addition to Ciresi, D-Montgomery, the list of participants includes:

  • Sen. Tom Killion, R-Delaware, co-sponsor of S.B. 44.
  • Sen. Andy Dinniman, D-Chester, co-sponsor of S.B. 44.
  • Rep. Frank Farry, R-Bucks.
  • Rep. Tim Briggs, D-Montgomery.
  • Kristen Tullo, Humane Society of the United States, Pennsylvania state director.
  • Grace Kelly Herbert, Finding Shelter Animal Rescue, president and co-founder.
  • Many other humane legislators and shelter/rescue representatives.

Several shelters and rescues will be in attendance with rescue puppies and puppy mill survivors. Supporters are encouraged to wear purple and bring their rescued furry friend.

Victoria’s Law is a consumer protection bill that would drive the pet market towards more humane sources by prohibiting the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores. The bill is named after Victoria, a German shepherd who bred over 150 puppies during her life in a puppy mill. Victoria passed down an incurable disease to her puppies and unknowing consumers who purchased her puppies were faced with high vet bills and emotional turmoil trying to help their sick pets.

Herbert of Finding Shelter Animal Rescue saved Victoria and provided her the best life possible for her remaining days. The bill was introduced to protect both Pennsylvania consumers and dogs like Victoria. It will not affect responsible breeders who do not sell their dogs to pet stores.

Media coverage is invited.


CONTACT: Daniel Bixler
House Democratic Communications Office
Phone: 717-787-7895 ext. 6221