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Pennsylvania Dog Breeders Advisory Council v. Wolff (puppy mills)


Federal court action by commercial dog breeders challenging Pennsylvania's recently enacted law imposing improved standards for commercial breeding operations in the state. The Court accepted HSUS's "friend of the court" brief arguing in favor of the defendant's position that the law is constitutional and must be upheld.


 

Court or Agency: United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Judge Rambo
Plaintiff(s): Pennsylvania Dog Breeders Advisory Council, Nat Sladkin, Susan Inserra, and Nathan Myer
Defendant: Dennis Wolff, Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
HSUS Counsel: Jessica Culpepper, Kimberly Ockene
Outside Counsel: Garen Maguerian
Status: Submitted; Awaiting Decision