I find it ironic that with all the complaints about the need for more enforcement, there are complaints about increased inspections- how in the heck can anything be enforced if inspections aren't increased?There are increasede inspection and a new definition of a Recue network kennel that did not previous exist that allow rescue to operate outside the kennel reguirment that they will nol longer be able to do and establish that foster homes must be open for inspection as well.
also there are admendment to the 1982 statute that effects all kennels as well including increased inspections and change to access right of warden to inspect etc.
And for me, the 3 year extension clause is the thing that's problematic, not the fact that other aspects of the law go into effect immediately.
And yes, a commercial kennel by definition is a kennel that "breeds or whelps dogs and sells or transfers any dog to a dealer or a pet shop".
Also, I didn't mean to imply that the law deals only with kennels (and not licensing, fines, etc.)- my first sentence probably should have read:"..so to clarify WHICH KENNELS will be affected by the new law." I was referring specifically to the provisions listed in my first post on the previous thread. Sorry for not being clear in my wording/paragraph structure.
My position is this: that we in Pa. needed to do something to make it harder for the puppymill industry to operate here, and that alot of people tried hard to get a law written that would do that without harming the sporting groups, etc. The proof of the law will be in what happens over the next year as it's put into effect-
Anyway, hope my posting over the past year about this has helped some folks understand the issues we've faced here. I'll post next year and try to give a fair and balanced report on how it's worked out for the puppymills, the sporting groups, rescues, and everyone else involved.