Ohio declares shelter pet as official state pet to encourage adopting animals from shelters

Ohio declares shelter pet as official state pet to encourage adopting animals from shelters

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Thanks to Senate Bill 86 passing on Wednesday, animals waiting in shelters for their “furever” home have some “paw-some” news.

Ohio has designated a shelter pet as the official pet of the state to raise public awareness of shelter animals.

Senate Bill 86 was created to declare historical sites and enact other special designations.

The Humane Society of the United States rejoiced upon hearing the news, sharing this statement on Facebook:

Source: The Humane Society of the United States
Source: The Humane Society of the United States

“This designation will help raise public awareness for shelter animals and the many shelters throughout Ohio which are full of wonderful, family-ready pets. Animal shelters and rescues always have a great selection of pets looking for new homes. You can find cats, dogs, birds, small animals, even horses and livestock waiting for adoption in at your local shelter, rescue or by visiting The Shelter Pet Project: https://theshelterpetproject.org/

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