National Animal Care and Control Appreciation Week 2016


WHEREAS, the National Animal Care & Control Association (NACA) is committed to setting the standard of professionalism in animal welfare and public safety through training, networking, and advocacy; and

WHEREAS, NACA has designated the second week of April each year as Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week; and

WHEREAS, animal care and control professionals dedicate their lives to the health and safety of at-risk, helpless animals; and

WHEREAS, they work to rescue and protect animals from injury, disease, abuse, and starvation; and

WHEREAS,  federal, state, and local government officials throughout the country take this time of the year to recognize, thank, and commend all Animal Care and Control Professionals for the dedicated service they provide to the citizens of the Commonwealth; and

WHEREAS, the Commonwealth of Virginia recognizes and commends Animal Care and Control Professionals for the many dedicated and long hours of service they perform in serving Virginia, and for fulfilling the commitment to providing the highest and most efficient level of customer service;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize April 10-16, 2016, as ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL APPRECIATION WEEK in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.