Pet Advocacy Network Applauds West Mifflin Borough Council for Voting Down Pet Ownership Limits


West Mifflin, Pa. – The Pet Advocacy Network (PAN) commends the West Mifflin Borough Council for their wise decision to reject their proposed pet-limiting ordinance. “By voting down this restrictive legislation, the Council has demonstrated a deep understanding of the importance of the bond between people and their pets. This decision ensures that responsible pet owners can continue to cherish and care for their beloved animals without undue interference.” Mike Bober, PAN President and CEO noted.

Alyssa Miller-Hurley, Vice President of Government affairs at PAN continued “This victory highlights the power of community engagement and the effectiveness of collective action. The proposed ordinance was not only confusing in its definitions and limitations but also posed a significant threat to responsible pet owners, foster care providers, and families who rely on the companionship of their animals. This was apparent in the responsible pet care community’s network of advocates who weighed in with written comments and the number of pet owners who showed up to last night’s meeting prepared to voice their concerns. We are glad to see the Council unanimously make the right decision.”


About the Pet Advocacy Network

The Pet Advocacy Network connects the experience and expertise of the responsible pet care community to lawmakers and governing bodies, advocating for legislative and regulatory priorities at the local, state, federal and international levels. Since 1971, the organization has worked to promote animal well-being and responsible pet ownership, foster environmental stewardship, and ensure access to healthy pets, including small animals, cats, dogs, fish, reptiles, and birds. Pet Advocacy Network members include retailers, companion animal suppliers, manufacturers, wholesale distributors, manufacturers’ representatives, pet hobbyists, and other trade organizations. 


June 20, 2024  


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