Text: H.Res.220 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)

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[H. Res. 220 Introduced in House (IH)]

112th CONGRESS
  1st Session
H. RES. 220

Expressing support for designation of the first Saturday in October as 
 ``National Animal Rescue Day'' to create awareness, educate humans of 
  the importance of adoption, and create a humane environment for any 
pet, including the importance of spaying and neutering of animals, and 
  the encouragement of animal adoptions throughout the United States.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             April 12, 2011

 Mr. Andrews submitted the following resolution; which was referred to 
            the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

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                               RESOLUTION


 
Expressing support for designation of the first Saturday in October as 
 ``National Animal Rescue Day'' to create awareness, educate humans of 
  the importance of adoption, and create a humane environment for any 
pet, including the importance of spaying and neutering of animals, and 
  the encouragement of animal adoptions throughout the United States.

Whereas between 6,000,000 to 8,000,000 cats and dogs are placed into shelters 
        every year and between 3,000,000 and 4,000,000 are euthanized;
Whereas the United States has suffered a drastic economic crisis that has left 
        animals behind in abandoned homes to die or left on the doorsteps of 
        overpopulated shelters and rescues;
Whereas a greater awareness of dog fighting and abuse encourages these animals 
        to be put to sleep or left for shelters or rescues to rehabilitate them;
Whereas there are between 4,000 to 6,000 animal shelters throughout the United 
        States in need of pet supplies, medical supplies, blankets and towels, 
        cleaning supplies, food, and educational materials about owning a pet, 
        as well as information on how to screen unqualified applicants and 
        provide the best pet match for a family;
Whereas increased knowledge and awareness of animal rescue programs throughout 
        the United States will significantly reduce the number of cats and dogs 
        euthanized and reduce the number of animals returned to a shelter who 
        have been rescued;
Whereas a National Animal Rescue Day will reduce the problem of pet 
        overpopulation, provide animals with good homes, and create awareness as 
        well as financial and educational resources for the problems animal 
        shelters face each day; and
Whereas the first Saturday in October would be an appropriate day to designate 
        as ``National Animal Rescue Day'' and celebrate it through events, 
        festivals, or Pawtograph signings which will increase revenues for 
        shelters and pet adoptions: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That the House of Representatives supports the 
designation of a ``National Animal Rescue Day'' to create awareness for 
animal rescue programs throughout the year and address the challenge of 
overpopulation through continued spaying and neutering.
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