***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Senator Bartolotta to visit horse rescue facility and meet Penn & Penny, PA’s horse protection mascots

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

Senator Bartolotta to visit horse rescue facility and meet Penn & Penny, PA’s horse protection mascots

WHAT:          State Senator Camera Bartolotta is visiting the Pennsylvania Equine Rescue and Retirement Foundation to tour the facility and meet Penn and Penny, Pennsylvania’s horse protection mascots.  One of The HSUS district leader’s volunteers who contributed to help fund Penn and Penny’s rescues will be there, too.  The coalition of generous and compassionate animal advocates purchased both healthy horses through Omega Horse Rescue and diverted their trip to wonderful rescue organizations instead of the butchery.

WHO:      

  • Camera Bartolotta, State Senator (R-46)
  • Roy Afflerbach, State Senator, Ret.
  • Kimberly Cannon, Executive Director for PA Equine Rescue & Retirement Foundation
  • Lynn Ready-Aspiotes, HSUS district leader volunteer (PA-18)

WHERE:       Pennsylvania Equine Rescue and Retirement Foundation
Moffett Run Road, Aliquippa, PA 15001

WHEN:          Friday, May 26, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.                                     

WHY:             Penn & Penny, two sound horses saved from an “at-risk” slaughter situation by a group of caring donors, are among the many rescues that animal advocates conduct regularly.  The salvation of these magnificent horses represents the urgent need for stronger state legislation to protect horses from abuse, neglect, and slaughter.  HB 1238, an Animal Abuse Statute Overhaul bill, incorporates Libre’s Law to increase penalties for heinous animal abuse, added protection for horses, mandatory forfeiture of pets by convicted abusers, dog tethering stipulations, and civil immunity to veterinarians and humane society police officers.  The bill passed the full House earlier this year, and it currently resides with the Senate Judiciary Committee awaiting addition to the agenda.  Help pass PA HB 1238 in 2017!

Media Contact:  Kimberly Cannon, (724) 777-4747, cannon.kimberly@gmail.com