Weisenberg Greets Furry Friends
December 19, 2011
Assemblyman Weisenberg gets a little “face-to-face” time with Angel, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Left is AKC/DOGNY Spokesperson David Frei.
Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg (D-Nassau County) recently had the chance to interact with more than 200 breeds of dogs and cats as an Honorary Chair of the 3rd Annual ‘Meet the Breeds’ event held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. The event is hosted by the American Kennel Club and International Cat Association. “In my profession, it’s a special pleasure to spend time with some truly nonpartisan creatures,” said Weisenberg. “Dogs and cats ask so little of us, yet enrich our lives immeasurably – I am thrilled to have served as Honorary Chair.” The AKC ‘Meet the Breeds’ event – the world’s largest showcase of dogs and cats – offers pet lovers a unique opportunity to play with some of the country’s rarest breeds, to learn about responsible pet ownership, and to help prospective pet owners choose the right pet for their lifestyle. Assemblyman Weisenberg has long served as an advocate for pets and animals. His work includes sponsorship of Buster’s Law, which charges animal abusers with harsher penalties for causing extreme physical pain or acting in an especially cruel way towards animals. Weisenberg has also authored legislation to help brave and loyal service dogs who serve as guide dogs, hearing dogs, and detection dogs. The 2011 ‘Meet the Breeds’ event included a raffle to benefit the AKC Humane Fund, Inc. The Fund’s mission is to promote the joy and value of responsible pet ownership through education, outreach and grant making.i