Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Pager 302-357-7498
Date: June 9, 2014
The Honorable David McBride, Senate Majority Leader
Rita Landgraf, Secretary, Delaware Health and Social Services (DHSS)
Arnold Baer, Managing Director, State Affairs, The Humane Society of the United States
Hetti Brown, Executive Director, Office of Animal Welfare, DHSS Division of Public Health
Finnegan, Senator McBride's dog, and other special animal guests
|WHAT:||Animal Welfare Celebration and Award Presentation|
|WHEN:||June 12, 2014, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|
|WHERE:||On the East Side steps of Legislative Hall, 411 Legislative Ave., Dover, DE 19901. (In case of rain, the event will be held in the Senate chambers.)|
|DETAILS:||At this public and pet-friendly event, Senator McBride will receive a "Humane State Legislator Award" from The Humane Society of the United States for his work to protect animals. As four-legged friends look on, Senator McBride will announce his plans to introduce a Senate Joint Resolution that recognizes the importance of spaying and neutering companion animals. DHSS Secretary Landgraf will announce a new initiative regarding the Delaware animal welfare license plate and its role in improving spay and neuter resources for dogs and cats.|
DPH, a division of DHSS, urges Delawareans to make healthier choices with the 5-2-1 Almost None campaign: eat 5 or more fruits and vegetables each day; have no more than 2 hours of recreational screen time each day (includes TV, computer, gaming); get 1 or more hours of physical activity each day; and drink almost no sugary beverages.
Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.