POV: Another Animal Advocacy Day

We’re honored that Steve Caporizzo of “Pet Connection” fame will once again be the emcee for the event.

We’ll have several celebrity guests including Prince Lorenzo Borghese, entrepreneur and animal advocate, who is best known as the star from Season 9 of the hit ABC TV show “The Bachelor.” There will be appearances from acting dog Bocker the Labradoodle, who has appeared in “Men in Black 3,” “Eat Pray Love” and “War of the Worlds,” and frequent Today Show guest and life style expert Wendy Diamond and her dog, Lucky, who holds the Guinness World Record for being the most photographed animal with celebrities.

I believe, as legislators, we can walk and chew gum at the same time. In the past year, we’ve taken significant steps to reform state government and make New York open for business again. We’ve expanded the DNA database to help catch criminals and exonerate the innocent, and now we have an opportunity to advance additional public safety measures including protecting our pets from abuse and ensuring animal abusers don’t go on to hurt people.

Animal Advocacy Day matters because it’s about more than just protecting our four-legged friends, it’s about keeping all members of our families safe. I hope to see you on June 13 in Albany!

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