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House of Representatives
Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: January 12, 2015 10:19 AM
From: Representative Michael H. Schlossberg
To: All House members
Subject: Resolution Designating February 24, 2015, as “Spay Day” in Pennsylvania
 
MEMORANDUM

TO: All House Members

FROM: Representative Mike Schlossberg

DATE: January 12, 2015

SUBJECT: Resolution Designating February 24, 2015, as “Spay Day” in Pennsylvania



In the near future, I plan to introduce a resolution designating February 24, 2015, as “Spay Day” in Pennsylvania.

Pet overpopulation continues to be a problem that impacts Pennsylvania’s communities and the costs of managing these overpopulation impacts public and private organizations millions of dollars annually. Spaying and neutering of pets has proven to be a successful and cost-effective means to control this problem. In an effort to recognize and encourage spaying and neutering as a means to address pet overpopulation, veterinarians, animal care and control organizations, national and local animal welfare organizations, and private individuals have come together over the past several decades to annually declare a “World Spay Day.” This year, “World Spay Day” will be held on February, 24, 2015.

In light of the continued pet overpopulation challenge facing our state, I feel that it is important that we, members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, designate February 24, 2015, as “Spay Day” in the Commonwealth and encourage Pennsylvanians to have their own pets spayed or neutered or support programs in their community that offer accessible spay and neuter services.


This resolution was HR650 in the last session. The following were co-sponsors in that session: SCHLOSSBERG, COHEN , BROWNLEE, KIM, SCHREIBER, McGEEHAN , O'BRIEN , KIRKLAND , SCHLEGEL CULVER, DiGIROLAMO , W. KELLER , FREEMAN , ROCK , READSHAW , ROZZI, ENGLISH, STEPHENS, ELLIS , SNYDER, RAVENSTAHL, LONGIETTI , HAGGERTY, LUCAS, D. MILLER, KILLION , MACKENZIE, V. BROWN, BRIGGS, VITALI , SWANGER , R. MILLER , SCAVELLO , SANTARSIERO, SIMS, PASHINSKI , KORTZ , KINSEY, HARHAI , NEILSON, EVERETT , GREINER, McNEILL, PAINTER, JAMES, GILLESPIE , MILLARD , HAHN, DONATUCCI, COX , GRELL , SAINATO , THOMAS , SAMUELSON , GIBBONS , ROSS , MURT , DEASY, D. COSTA, SIMMONS, FLECK , DAVIS, GINGRICH , FRANKEL and CALTAGIRONE.

It was adopted on March 11, 2014 with a vote of 197-0.


Introduced as HR37