The Canine Legislation department has many things to celebrate
this month. First, we are extremely pleased with the success
of this year’s Lobby Day event. Held for the first time
in conjunction with Pet Night, an annual reception on Capitol
Hill, Lobby Day made for a very exciting two days of advancing
the purebred dog fancy’s interests in Congress. Please
see our feature story for more details.
Our department is
also proud to celebrate Gail LaBerge’s receipt of the
Community Achievement Award. Gail wears many hats in her capacity
as a Legislative Liaison in Georgia, and we are delighted
to see her efforts formally recognized.
Finally, we report only eight states and Congress remain
in session this year. The Canine Legislation department looks
forward to having a bit more time to devote to projects that
will make your jobs as legislative advocates easier and more