HARRISBURG – The PA Senate passed legislation to strengthen the state’s Dog Law by preventing irresponsible kennel owners from operating under false pretenses. Senate Bill 1107 targets kennel owners who lose their license due to violations of the Dog Law. The bill prevents violators from continuing to operate a kennel at the same location by having a license issued to a family member. The bill’s prime sponsor, Sen. Rich Alloway of Adams, York & Franklin Counties said the measure is part of a bipartisan pet protection package. Alloway said dishonest and abusive kennel owners can cause lasting physical and psychological scars that pets can carry with them for the remainder of their lives. In order for a family member to operate a kennel at a location where violations occurred, applicants would be required to present clear evidence that the violator will play no role in caring for the animals or managing the facility. If the violator does, the license to operate the kennel would be permanently revoked. The bill now goes to the state House for consideration.