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

12 Feb, 2016, 10:20 ET from American Kennel Club

NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New Jersey 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 New Jersey 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."

New Jersey Honorary Chairpersons

Senate President

Stephen M.

Sweeney

Senator

Dawn Marie

Addiego

Senator

Diane B.

Allen

Senator

Christopher

Bateman

Senator

Jennifer

Beck

Senator

Anthony R.

Bucco

Senator

Christopher J.

Connors

Senator

Michael

Doherty

Senator

Bob

Gordon

Senator

Tom

Kean

Senator

Joseph M.

Kyrillos

Senator

Joseph

Pennacchio

Senator

Bob

Smith

Senator

Shirley K.

Turner

Senator

Joseph F.

Vitale

Assemblyman

Anthony M.

Bucco

Assemblymember

John J.

Burzichelli

Assemblywoman

Marlene

Caride

Assemblyman

Jack M.

Ciattarelli

Assemblyman

Tim

Eustace

Assemblyman

Joseph

Howarth

Assemblyman

Gordon M.

Johnson

Assemblyman

John F.

McKeon

Assemblyman

Erik

Peterson

Assemblywoman

Gail

Phoebus

Assemblywoman

Annette

Quijano

Assemblywoman

Maria

Rodriguez-Gregg

Assemblyman

David C.

Russo

Assemblyman

Troy

Singleton

Assemblymember

Adam J.

Taliaferro

Assemblywoman

Valerie

Vainieri Huttle

Assemblyman

John S.

Wisniewski

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.

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