NAVC launches national advocacy program

“embrace” starts with a call to action in support of National Animal Rescue Day and two other initiatives.

NAVC launches national advocacy program

The North American Veterinary Community, publisher of Today’s Veterinary Business, announced “embrace,” an advocacy program that gives veterinary professionals and pet owners a platform to advocate for animals everywhere.

“What makes ‘embrace’ and the NAVC so unique is we bring together all members of the pet-loving community — veterinary professionals and pet owners — to advocate on behalf of animals everywhere,” said NAVC interim CEO Eugene O’Neill. “Through the NAVC’s global community of 500,000 veterinarians and other animal health care leaders, ‘embrace’ provides a powerful platform for us to work together to build a better future for animals.”

“embrace,” an animal community alliance, launches with an immediate call to action in support of:

  • National Animal Rescue Day: HR 34, introduced in the U.S. House of Representative in 2019, designates the first Saturday in October as National Animal Rescue Day in support of the 6 million dogs and cats that are placed in shelters each year, half of which will never find a home and will be euthanized.
  • Strengthening Support for Veterans with Service Animals Act: HR 4952, introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2019, protects veteran access to airplanes with service dogs.
  • PAWS Act: The Puppies Assisting Wounded Service Members Act (HR 3103 and S 2949) seeks to reduce veteran suicides and ensure the well-being of veterans who have already exhausted all other treatment options for post-traumatic stress disorder by connecting them with service dogs as a form of nontraditional PTSD therapy.

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