Want to celebrate the benefits of pets? This sample pets matter proclamation text provides a starting point for creating a special holiday in your city.
WHEREAS, pets give people love, companionship and comfort; and
WHEREAS, pets keep people healthy and get us outside for exercise; and
WHEREAS, pet owners have less depression, anxiety and loneliness; and
WHEREAS, pets bring people together, helping us meet new friends and expand social connections; and
WHEREAS, people with pets are more likely to visit pet-friendly places, and stay long; and
WHEREAS, pets make workplaces better, boosting morale and reducing stress; and
WHEREAS, our community wants to lead as a pet-friendly city that supports pets and the people who love them;
NOW, THEREFORE I, [OFFICIAL’S NAME AND TITLE] do hereby proclaim [DATE]
Pets Matter [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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With the Playbook for Pet-Friendly Cities, you’re on your way to a happier, healthier place for people and pets alike.