New York Legislators Show Support for Responsible Pet Ownership at AKC Meet the Breeds®

12 Feb, 2016, 10:24 ET from American Kennel Club

NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York 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 York 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 York Honorary Chairpersons

US Senator

Charles E.

Schumer

Congressman

Joseph

Crowley

Congressman

Richard

Hanna

Congresswoman

Carolyn B.

Maloney

Assemblyman

Karl A.

Brabenec

Assemblyman

Edward

Braunstein

Assemblyman

David

Buchwald

Assemblymember

Deborah J.

Glick

Assemblyman

Michael P.

Kearns

Assemblyman

William

Magee

Assemblymember

John T.

McDonald III

Assemblyman

David G.

McDonough

Assemblyman

Thomas

McKevitt

Assemblyman

Michael

Montesano

Assemblyman

Walter T.

Mosley

Assembly Member

Daniel

O'Donnell

Assemblyman

Anthony H.

Palumbo

Assemblywoman

Amy R.

Paulin

Assemblyman

Edward

Ra

Assemblywoman

Michelle

Schimel

Assembly Member

Rebecca A.

Seawright

Assemblywoman

Aravella

Simotas

Assemblywoman

Michaelle C.

Solages

Assemblyman

Matthew

Titone

Assemblyman

Kenneth

Zebrowski

Senator

Joseph P.

Addabbo, Jr.

Senator

Tony

Avella

Senator

John J.

Bonacic

Senator

Phil

Boyle

Senator

John J.

Flanagan

Senator

Rich

Funke

Senator

Joseph A.

Griffo

Senator

Jesse

Hamilton

Senator

Brad

Hoylman

Senator

Liz

Krueger

Senator

Andrew

Lanza

Senator

Carl L.

Marcellino

Senator

Jose

Peralta

Senator

Joseph

Robach

Senator

James

Sanders, Jr.

Senator

Toby Ann

Stavisky

Senator

Catharine

Young

Manhattan Borough President

Gale A.

Brewer

Staten Island Borough President

James S.

Oddo

NY City Council Speaker

Melissa

Mark-Viverito

NY City Council Member

Joe

Borelli

NY City  Councilwoman

Inez

Dickens

NY City Council Member

Vanessa L.

Gibson

NY City Council Member

Ben

Kallos

NY City Council Member

Karen

Koslowitz

NY City Councilman

Rory I.

Lancman

NY City Councilman

Alan

Maisel

NY City Councilmember

Annabel

Palma

NY City Council Member

Paul A.

Vallone

Suffolk County Legislator

Kate

Browning

Suffolk County Legislator

Robert

Calarco

Suffolk County Legislator

Tom

Climi

Suffolk County Legislator

William J.

Lindsay III

Suffolk County Legislator

Monica R.

Martinez

Nassau County Legislator

Rose Marie

Walker

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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