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House Resolution 15

(By Delegate Overington, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Thompson, and Delegates Anderson, Andes, Armstead, Ashley, Azinger, Barker, Blair, Boggs, Border, Brown, Browning, Burdiss, Campbell, Cann, Canterbury, Caputo, Carmichael, Cowles, Craig, Crosier, DeLong, Doyle, Doyle, Eldridge, Ellem, Ellis, Ennis, Evans, Fleischauer, Fragale, Frederick, Gall, Guthrie, Hamilton, Hartman, Hatfield, Higgins, Hrutkay, Hutchins, Iaquinta, Ireland, Kessler, Klempa, Kominar, Lane, Long, Longstreth, Manchin, Martin, Michael, Miley, C. Miller, J. Miller, Moore, Morgan, Moye, Palumbo, Paxton, Perdue, Perry, Pethtel, Pino, D. Poling, M. Poling, Porter, Proudfoot, Reynolds, Rodighiero, Romine, Rowan, Schadler, Schoen, Shaver, Shook, Spencer, Staggers, Stalnaker, Stemple, Stephens, Sumner, Swartzmiller, Tabb, Talbott, Tansill, Tucker, Varner, Walters, Webster, Wells, White, Williams, Wysong and Yost.)

Designating January 31, 2008, as "Animal Appreciation Day".

Whereas, Animals are valued members of our families, public service organizations and our culture, it is our fundamental obligation to care for and protect them; and
Whereas, The estimated ninety-seven humane societies and animal shelters in West Virginia continue to be instrumental in championing and protecting these animals; and
Whereas, Thousands of dedicated West Virginians work at these shelters, many on a volunteer basis, to ensure the proper level of care and compassion these animals deserve; and
Whereas, Everyday across our State, these volunteers, staff and animal control personnel see the results of irresponsible pet ownership and dog and cat overpopulation; and
Whereas, Roughly sixty percent of these animals will never be adopted into a family; and
Whereas, It is our responsibility to assure and provide for the well-being of our animals through legislation and educational programs designed to prevent further animal cruelty, abuse, and overpopulation and to promote and support spay and neutering programs throughout West Virginia, therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Delegates:
That the House of Delegates hereby designates January 31, 2008, as "Animal Appreciation Day"; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a certified copy of this resolution for the appropriate officials of the Humane Society of the United States and the county and municipal humane societies and shelters of West Virginia.
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