Killion Earns Humane PA Endorsement for Animal Welfare Record

Killion, a dog owner and animal lover, has worked to end puppy mills and fight animal cruelty

Humane PA


CHADDS FORD, PA – Representative Tom Killion (R-168), the Republican candidate for Pennsylvania Senate in the 9th Senate District, earned the endorsement of Humane PA, a statewide animal welfare group.  Killion was endorsed based upon his leadership and support of legislation combating animal cruelty and supporting the compassionate treatment of animals.

“As a State Representative, I am very proud of my work to eliminate animal cruelty and to end puppy mills, where beautiful animals are often mistreated,” said Killion. “All of us who have a pet understand why this work is critical. I am proud to work with Humane PA and other organizations to accomplish these important goals. Thank you to Humane PA for their support and endorsement.”

Humane PA is a nonpartisan group supporting animal rights whose mission is supporting candidates who demonstrate an understanding and willingness to help eliminate cruelty to animals in Pennsylvania.    

Killion has been a dog owner for nearly his entire life and currently owns a 14-year old chocolate lab and a 4-year old black lab.  As a member of the House, Killion has co-sponsored legislation that prohibits tethering a dog outside in extreme weather or with poke, prong, or choke collars.  He also co-sponsored and voted for legislation that would prohibit owning or possessing animal fighting paraphernalia and co-sponsored legislation that increases penalties for animal cruelty. 

Killion has also supported a wide range of other legislation to combat animal cruelty in the state, including:

  • voted in support of H.B. 760, which provides veterinarians with immunity from civil actions for reporting incidents of suspected animal abuse or cruelty. 

  • co-sponsored and voted in support of HR 92, which designates April as “Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month” in Pennsylvania.

  • co-sponsor of HB 1469, legislation that adds animal fighting to the list of offenses that are enforceable under the state’s racketeering provisions.

  • cosponsored HB 502, legislation that allows Dog Law fines and penalties to remain with the Office of Dog Law

  • co-sponsored HB 1516, the Motor Vehicle Extreme Heat Protection Act, which would provide authority to police officers, public safety professionals and humane officers to remove a dog or cat from an unattended motor vehicle if they believe the animal is suffering and is endangered.

About Tom Killion

Tom Killion is the founder and owner of a small business and he has represented the residents of the 168th Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives since 2003.  Killion is committed to keeping taxes low, fighting for fiscal responsibility in state government, finding innovative funding solutions to preserve open space, and improving our state’s healthcare.  He has actively supported medical malpractice reform, property tax reform, efforts to privatize the state’s liquor system, and pension reform.

Tom has been involved in a wide range of non-profit organizations and community groups with the goal of helping to improve our communities and provide support to local residents.  He and his wife Eileen live in Middletown and have two adult daughters. Tom is a graduate of Penn State University and Cardinal O’Hara High School.  For more information, visit or follow his campaign on Twitter and Facebook.