Resolution J2656-2013

Commemorating August 26, 2013, as National Dog Day



  • Jun 20, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 18, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commemorating  August 26, 2013, as National Dog

WHEREAS, National Dog Day is annually  celebrated  on  August  26th  and
serves to galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need
to be rescued each year; and
  WHEREAS,  Founded  in 2004 by pet lifestyle expert and author, Colleen
Paige, National Dog Day was created in response to a  lack  of  acknowl-
edgement  about the selfless service of search and rescue dogs at Ground
Zero; and
  WHEREAS, National Dog Day honors dogs by giving them "a day"  to  show
deep  appreciation  for our long connection to each other; and for their
endearing patience, unquestioning loyalty, for their work, their capaci-
ty for love and their ability to impact our lives everyday in  the  most
miraculous ways; and
  WHEREAS,  Dogs  put  their  lives on the line every day; for their law
enforcement partner, for their blind companion, for a child who is disa-
bled, for our freedom and safety by detecting bombs and drugs and  pull-
ing victims of tragedy from wreckage; and
  WHEREAS,  National Dog Day also acknowledges family dogs and dogs that
work selflessly each day to save lives, keep us safe and bring  comfort;
  WHEREAS,  Since  the first National Dog Day in 2004, approximately one
million dogs have been saved through adoptions nationwide;  this  effort
is now expanding to other countries, seeking to make National Dog Day an
international goal to save dogs around the globe; and
  WHEREAS,  In addition, National Dog Day wishes to encourage dog owner-
ship of all breeds, mixed and pure, and embraces the opportunity for all
dogs to live a happy, safe and abuse-free life; and
  WHEREAS, It is most appropriate that this great  Empire  State  recog-
nizes  the  worthy  and  beneficial purposes of celebrating National Dog
Day; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to call attention to
events that serve to bring people together for  the  united  purpose  of
actively  pursuing improvements in their communities; now, therefore, be
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
commemorate August 26, 2013, as National Dog Day.


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