PSPCA Celebrates 150 Years With Cake for Pups

Pennsylvania animal welfare group fetes 150 years of helping.

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Pennsylvania's animal welfare agency is celebrating its 150th birthday, and one special gift it has received is new legislation strengthening laws against animal cruelty.
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The Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals held a birthday party for itself Wednesday at its Philadelphia headquarters
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Shelter pets were treated to sweets and a slew of video congratulations came in from politicians, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and Phillies catcher Cameron Rupp.
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Colonel M. Richards Muckle founded the PSPCA in 1867 after seeing the mistreatment of horses in Philadelphia.
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Also Wednesday, Wolf was set to sign a bill known as Libre's Law to strengthen animal cruelty and neglect laws in the state. It's named after an abused Boston Terrier rescued from a breeding facility last year.
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You can help <a href="http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Clear-The-Shelters-Animal-Adoption-Dogs-Cats-Pets-Event-NBC-Telemundo-315502721.html">#ClearTheShelters</a> by adopting a pet at an animal shelter near you.
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