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Philly Dawg see 12/24 article" 2011: Not Much To Celebrate For Animals In Pa."

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"Add to that the fact that, despite promises, the governor's Dog Law Advisory Board has not met since Gov. Corbett took office almost a year ago.
The Department of Agriculture says Sec. George Greig has not called a meeting of the 24-member board because there are vacancies resulting from expired terms. That didn't sit well with member Tom Hickey, who says that's no reason for the board not to meet.
"Other boards have vacancies and they don't shut board down," says Hickey. "If there was a Gaming Control Board vacancy would we shut down casinos?"

There is no shortage of critical issues for the board to discuss starting with:

The Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement finances. The so-called "restricted fund" - paid for by dog licenses to cover the costs of enforcement - was raided by Gov. Rendell and the legislature in 2009 to the tune of $4 million.
It has not recovered. In fact, it is being depleted daily.
With revenue down the bureau is facing difficult times in the year ahead. Might it be a good time to look at some new ideas for revenue enhancement? How about the dwindling number of wardens and questions about compliance with the strict Canine Health Board regulations for commercial kennels?

Illegal dog kennels. With the number of licensed commercial kennels plummeting by 80 percent, some wonder whether some may still be operating, but now doing so underground? Who is investigating the possible network of illegal kennels?

The sheltering crisis. There is no question that shelters are struggling, cutting back services and laying off staff. Now the state's grant program for shelters is being threatened.

Remember, it was the dog law advisory board's inaction that prompted Rendell to fire all members and start from scratch in 2006.
Will Corbett let the advisory board die a slow death from inaction?"
 

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Oh don't get me started about politics. If they would leave allot of things alone they would be fine. But they need more money to spend so they can all go to Vegas and Spain and on and on.

It makes me sick there is so much spending that needs to be cut and none and I mean none of them want to do that.
 
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