Congressman Roger Williams

Representing the 25th District of Texas

Williams, Veasey Encourage Pet Adoption

Feb 16, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressmen Roger Williams (R–Austin) and Marc Veasey (D–Fort Worth) this afternoon introduced a bipartisan resolution to designate April 11th as “National Pet Adoption Day” and the month of April as “National Pet Adoption Month” to encourage pet adoption from local animal shelters and rescues.

“As a lifelong pet owner and animal lover, I am calling on President Trump to issue a proclamation calling upon the American people to observe the importance of animal adoption,” said Williams. “I want to thank my friend, Congressman Veasey, for joining me in this effort to encourage families to bring these animals under their roofs.”

Each year, approximately 8 million animals enter animal shelters in the United States.

“I know firsthand the amount of joy and companionship animals bring to our lives,” said Veasey. “I’m proud to join Congressman Williams in recognizing the importance of pet adoption as a way to help local animals find their forever homes.”

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