Florida Senate - 2012                             (NP)    SR 398
       By Senator Jones
       13-00476A-12                                           2012398__
    1                          Senate Resolution                        
    2         A resolution recognizing February 2012 as “Adopt a
    3         Shelter Pet Month” in Florida.
    5         WHEREAS, Florida and the nation have an enormous problem
    6  with pet overpopulation, with 3 to 4 million cats and dogs
    7  euthanized nationally each year, and
    8         WHEREAS, adopting a pet from a shelter and caring for that
    9  animal for the rest of its life is a responsible way to help
   10  Florida’s pet population, and
   11         WHEREAS, pets adopted from Florida animal shelters are
   12  generally spayed or neutered at the time of adoption, helping
   13  reduce pet overpopulation, and
   14         WHEREAS, animal shelters are focused on animal placement,
   15  providing low-cost adoptions so that everyone can have the
   16  opportunity to bring a loving pet into his or her home, and
   17         WHEREAS, adopting a pet from a local animal shelter is one
   18  way Floridians can make a difference, not only in their own
   19  lives but also in the life of an animal in need, and assist
   20  local shelters in these difficult times, NOW, THEREFORE,
   22  Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida:
   24         That the month of February 2012 is recognized as “Adopt a
   25  Shelter Pet Month” in Florida, and all Floridians are encouraged
   26  to visit their local animal shelter and enrich their lives and
   27  save a life by adopting an animal from that shelter.