Text: H.Res.63 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)

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[Congressional Bills 113th Congress]
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[H. Res. 63 Introduced in House (IH)]

113th CONGRESS
  1st Session
H. RES. 63

Expressing support for designation of the first Saturday in October as 
   ``National Animal Rescue Day/Winslow's 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

                           February 12, 2013

 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/Winslow's 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/Winslow's 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;
Whereas a ``National Animal Rescue Day/Winslow's Day'' would encourage homes for 
        harmless animals like Winslow, a Basset Hound who spent his first 8 
        months of life starved and confined in a cage so small that his rear 
        legs were unable to fully develop and then was placed in multiple 
        shelters before being adopted into a loving home; and
Whereas the first Saturday in October would be an appropriate day to designate 
        as ``National Animal Rescue Day/Winslow's 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/Winslow's 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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