Sample Pet Welfare Proclamation

Want to declare the importance of pets? This sample pet welfare proclamation text provides a starting point for creating a special holiday in your city.

WHEREAS, pets are part of more than XXX,XXX families in our community; 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, responsible pet ownership is vital to the wellbeing of pets and people; and

WHEREAS, pets must be protected from harm and have the care and nutrition they need; and

WHEREAS, animal workers and advocates in our community work tirelessly to keep pets healthy and safe; and

WHEREAS, our local law enforcement and justice system thoroughly investigates and prosecutes crimes against animals; and

WHEREAS, we want our community to lead as a pet-friendly city that protects, supports and welcomes pets;

NOW, THEREFORE I, [OFFICIAL’S NAME AND TITLE] do hereby proclaim [DATE]

Pet Welfare [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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[NAME]
[TITLE]
[LOCATION]

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