PAWS - Pet Animal Welfare Statute, Introduced by Rick Santorum in 2005, was the worst animal legisistion ever!  Puppy mills were exempt but show breeders and hobby dog breeders would have become non-existant.




It was AKC's support of PAWS that made it a Project.   As a voting member of a member club YOU have the power to bring about the right  RESULT.  Legislator's contact information below so Send THIS PAGE To Everyone!


SB1139 PAWS Co-Sponsors List & Contact Information


Write your Senator or if you want to get their attention, FAX at 9 A.M. on Monday and Wednesday.  Go ahead, jam the fax lines.  Do not email.  It is easier but rarely has any effect.  A paper letter must be tallied and has a totally different impact.  A form letter is useless.  That's why we don't suggest words.  Use your own.  That's what counts, literally.


Your letter can be as short as one sentence and certainly no more than three concise paragraphs.  Do not argue your point, just state it.  Our Legislative experts advise that you should also cc your letter to all legislators whom you feel might oppose those who co-sponsor PAWS!!!  They will be energized and appreciative.


Clearly state you are against SB1139/HB2669 If you fail to make that very clear, as others have learned, your letter may be counted as "for" the bill!  Ask them NOT to co-sponsor or to WITHDRAW sponsorship.  Tell them you expect an answer (to one or two questions you pose) which you will share with your friends before you go to the polls. 


PAWS Sponsor: Sen Santorum [PA] 5/26/2005


Co-Sponsors not on Senate Agriculture Committee:
Sen Durbin, Richard [IL] - 6/6/2005
Sen Specter, Arlen [PA] - 6/24/2005
Sen Feinstein, Dianne [CA] - 7/11/2005
Senator Elizabeth Dole (R-NC) - 7/27/2005


Click To Find your State Senators


Senator Elizabeth Dole (R-NC)
555 Dirksen Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Ph: 202.224.6342 / Fax: 202.224.1100
Raleigh Office:
310 New Bern Avenue, Suite 122
Raleigh, NC 27601
Ph: 919.856.4630 / Fax: 919.856.4053


Richard Durbin (D - IL)
332 Dirksen Senate Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-2152 / Fax (202) 228-0400


Arlen Specter (D-PA)
711 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-4254 / Fax (202) 228-1229


Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
331 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-3841 / Fax (202) 228-3954


Sponsors/Co-Sponsors HR 2669 PAWS

Ask your Representatives NOT to support SB1139/HB2669


Sponsor: Rep Gerlach, Jim [PA-6] (introduced 5/26/2005)

Rep Farr, Sam [CA-17] - 5/26/2005
Rep Sabo, Martin Olav [MN-5] - 6/24/2005
Rep Fitzpatrick, Michael G. [PA-8] - 6/30/2005
Rep Filner, Bob [CA-51] - 7/11/2005
Rep Platts, Todd Russell [PA-19]- 7/11/2005
Rep Miller, Brad [NC-13] - 7/20/2005
Rep Miller, George [CA-7] - 7/20/2005
Rep Berman, Howard L. [CA-28] - 7/20/2005
Rep Schakowsky, Janice D. [IL-9] - 7/20/2005
Rep Owens, Major R. [NY-11] - 7/20/2005
Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-15] - 7/20/2005


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Compiled by the Cat Fanciers Association

S1478 (2001) Puppy Protect Act

Co-sponsors, * denotes S1139 (PAWS) and S1478 dual co-sponsors

*Sen Bayh, Evan [IN]

*Sen Bingaman, Jeff [NM]
Sen Boxer, Barbara [CA]
Sen Cantwell, Maria [WA]
Sen Clinton, Hillary Rodham
*Sen DeWine, Mike [OH]
Sen Dodd, Christopher J. [CT]
*Sen Durbin, Richard [IL] $1000
*Sen Ensign, John [NV] $5000
*Sen Feinstein, Dianne [CA] $1000
Sen Harkin, Tom [IA]
Sen Hatch, Orrin G. [UT]
Sen Kennedy, Edward M. [MA]
Sen Kerry, John F. [MA]
Sen Leahy, Patrick J. [VT]
Sen Levin, Carl [MI]
Sen Lieberman, Joseph I. [CT]
Sen Reid, Harry [NV]
*Sen. Santorum, Rick [PA] $5000
Sen Sarbanes, Paul S. [MD]
Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY]
Sen Stabenow, Debbie [MI]
Sen Warner, John [VA]
Sen Wyden, Ron [OR]

Add'l S1139 (PAWS) Co-sponsors

Sen Allard, Wayne [CO]
Sen Dole, Elizabeth [NC]
Sen Specter, Arlen [PA]

Please forward and cross post widely

Thank you to Bob Kane
Sportsmen's & Animal Owners' Voting Alliance #1110


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