Political Power Players Pair Up at Paws for Love!

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 10:00am
Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) and Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA)

Pictured: Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) and Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA)

Capitol Hill was once again the site of some serious human-animal bonding when the ASPCA hosted our annual “Paws for Love” gathering on April 4 along with the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus. At least 20 Members of Congress and nearly 1,200 congressional staff members happily interrupted their hectic workdays to cuddle with adorable dogs and cats from local animal shelters and rescues. Attendees learned about the vital work that these compassionate people do for animals every day—both in the nation’s capital and throughout the country.

“The ASPCA and the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus have come together to show our bipartisan ‘love’ for shelter animals,” said Nancy Perry, Senior Vice President of ASPCA Government Relations. “We are celebrating the life-saving work of community animal shelters and rescues nationwide and honoring the millions of lovable homeless dogs and cats currently waiting to be adopted.”

Sincere thanks to the wonderful animal rescue organizations that participated in the 2014 Paws for Love:

Animal Welfare League of Arlington
Homeward Trails
Last Chance Animal Rescue
Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation
Prince George’s County Animal Shelter
Washington Animal Rescue League
Washington Humane Society