Connecticut Legislators Show Support For Responsible Pet Ownership At AKC Meet The Breeds®

Feb 12, 2016, 10:22 ET from American Kennel Club

NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Connecticut lawmakers have shown their support for responsible pet ownership by signing on as Honorary Chairpersons for AKC Meet the Breeds®.  Held Saturday, February 13th at Piers 92 and 94 in New York City, AKC Meet the Breeds offers dog lovers the chance to meet and play with hundreds of adorable dogs, all while learning about responsible pet ownership and what breed is right for their lifestyle.

The popular event draws tens of thousands of pet-loving attendees to New York City from across the tri-state area, including the many honorary chairpersons that will be on-hand to sign the AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Pet Promise.

"We thank the Connecticut legislators that have demonstrated their commitment to responsible dog ownership by signing up to become AKC Meet the Breeds Honorary Chairpersons this year," said Sheila Goffe, AKC Director of Government Relations. "Lawmaker support is incredibly vital to our efforts to protect the rights of dog owners and promote responsible ownership."

Connecticut Honorary Chairpersons

Senator

Toni

Boucher

Senator

Clark

Chapin

Senator

Paul M.

Formica

Senator

Terry

Gerratana

Senator

Michael

McLachlan

Senator

Marilyn

Moore

Representative

David

Baram

Representative

Susan

Johnson

Representative

Themis

Klarides

Representative

Kathleen M.

McCarty

Representative

Craig

Miner

Representative

Matthew

Ritter

Representative

Kim

Rose

Representative

Danny

Rovero

Representative

Kevin

Ryan

Representative

Bill

Simanski

Representative

Prasad

Srinivasan

Representative

Mark

Tweedie

To purchase tickets for AKC Meet the Breeds® and find additional information about the event, visit www.akc.org/meetthebreeds.

About the American Kennel Club
Founded in 1884, the American Kennel Club is a not-for-profit organization which maintains the largest registry of purebred dogs in the world and oversees the sport of purebred dogs in the United States. The AKC is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function.  Along with its more than 5,000 licensed and member clubs and its affiliated organizations, the AKC advocates for the purebred dog as a family companion, advances canine health and well-being, works to protect the rights of all dog owners and promotes responsible dog ownership. More than 22,000 competitions for AKC-registered purebred dogs are held under AKC rules and regulations each year including conformation, agility, obedience, rally, tracking, herding, lure coursing, coonhound events, hunt tests, field and earthdog tests. Affiliate AKC organizations include the AKC Humane Fund, AKC Canine Health Foundation, AKC Reunite and the AKC Museum of the Dog.  For more information, visit www.akc.org.

AKC, American Kennel Club, the American Kennel Club seal and design, and all associated marks and logos are trademarks, registered trademarks and service marks of The American Kennel Club, Inc.

Become a fan of the American Kennel Club on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter @AKCDogLovers

 

SOURCE American Kennel Club



RELATED LINKS

http://www.akc.org