H. CON. RES. 142
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
June 26, 2007
Received and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Expressing the sense of the Congress that there should be established a National Pet Week.
Whereas this year marks the 26th anniversary of
National Pet Week, sponsored by the American Veterinary Medical
Association and the Auxiliary to the American Veterinary Medical
Whereas animals and pets give companionship and pleasure in daily living, share the homes of nearly 69,000,000 individuals or families in the United States, and provide special benefits to elderly persons and children;
Whereas the people of the United States have a firm commitment to promote responsible care of animals and pets and guard against cruel and irresponsible treatment;
Whereas teaching kindness and respect for all living animals through education in schools and communities is essential to the basic values of a humane and civilized society;
Whereas the people of the United States are grateful to the veterinary medical profession for providing preventive and emergency medical care and assistance to animals, spaying and neutering animals to combat overpopulation, and contributing to the education of animal owners; and
Whereas the people of the United States are indebted to animal protection organizations, State humane organizations, and local animal care and control agencies for promoting respect for animals and pets, educating children about humane attitudes, and caring for lost, unwanted, abused, and abandoned animals: Now, therefore, be it
That it is the sense of the Congress—
that there should be established an annual National Pet Week; and
the goals and ideals expressed during National Pet Week should be guides for the people of the United States to observe in the care of pets.
Passed the House of Representatives June 25, 2007.
Lorraine C. Miller,