Want to encourage pet adoption? This sample pet adoption proclamation text provides a starting point for creating a special holiday in your city.
WHEREAS, more than 6 million pets end up homeless every year in the U.S.; and
WHEREAS, in our community there are more than X,XXX pets awaiting homes on any given day; and
WHEREAS, animal shelter employees in our community work tirelessly to help homeless pets; and
WHEREAS, volunteers in our community help support homeless pets through donations of time and funds; and
WHEREAS, pets make life better by giving people love, companionship and comfort; getting us outside for exercise; and helping us build social connections; and
WHEREAS, our community recognizes the benefits of pets and is collaborating to reach our lowest rate ever for pet homelessness;
NOW, THEREFORE I, [OFFICIAL’S NAME AND TITLE] do hereby proclaim [DATE]
A Home for Every Pet [MONTH/WEEK/DAY] in [COMMUNITY NAME]
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this XX day of [MONTH, YEAR].
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