Today’s Veterinary Business Staff
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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