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Allen/Beck Legislation to Promote Adoption of Shelter Animals Passes Committee

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Diane Allen (R-Burlington) and Senator Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth) to help shelter animals find a home passed the Senate Economic Growth Committee.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Diane Allen and Sen. Jennifer Beck to raise awareness about shelter pet adoption passed senate committee. (SenateNJ.com)

The legislation, SJR-41, designates September of each year as “New Jersey Adopt a Shelter Pet Month” as a way to raise awareness about the ongoing need for pet adoption, as well as the joy of pet ownership.

“Our shelters work so hard to find homes for their animals, but they can’t help unless people are actually adopting those pets,” Senator Allen said. “These shelters are full of beautiful animals just waiting for homes. All we need to do is connect them with a loving family.”

Between six and eight million pets are placed in shelters each year, and because of overcrowding, an estimated 2.7 million adoptable cats and dogs are euthanized every year. Adopt a Shelter Pet Month will help spread the word of shelter adoption over buying pets from a breeder and pet stores.

“As the owner of three dogs, I know the joy and love that pets bring,” Senator beck said. “I’m pleased that this legislation is moving forward which raises awareness of the many adoptable animals that are in need of a loving home.”

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