Excerpt from the Huff Post:
“WASHINGTON — Nothing brings everyone together quite like puppies and kittens.
This goes for lawmakers, too. Thursday’s “Paws for Love” adoption event on Capitol Hill was a bipartisan affair. The Valentine’s Day event hosts, Reps. Jim Moran (D-Va.) and John Campbell (R-Calif.), along with Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.), were among the many who gathered to pet cats and dogs from 10 D.C.-area animal shelters.
“There are about seven million animals that are brought to shelters throughout the year, and about half of them have to be euthanized. It’s a shame,” said Moran, who, together with Campbell, co-chairs the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus. But Moran added, “three and half million or so” are adopted from animal shelters each year.
The goal of the event, organized by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus, was both to raise awareness about animals in shelters throughout the country and to find a home for some of those animals. A similar event last year was reportedly a big hit.”
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