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By virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution of Virginia in the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, there is hereby officially recognized:

Animal Care and Control Appreciation Week

WHEREAS, the National Animal Care & Control Association (NACA) is committed to setting the standard of professionalism in animal welfare and public safety through training, networking, and advocacy; and,

WHEREAS, animal care and control professionals dedicate their lives to the health and safety of at-risk and helpless animals; and,

WHEREAS, animal care and control professionals work to rescue and protect animals from injury, disease, abuse, and starvation; and,

WHEREAS, NACA has designated the second full week of April as Animal Care and Control Officer Appreciation Week; and,

WHEREAS, federal, state, and local government officials throughout the nation take this time to recognize, thank, and commend all animal care and control professionals for the dedicated services they perform and for fulfilling the commitment to providing the highest and most efficient level of customer service; and,

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Glenn Youngkin, do hereby recognize April 10-16, 2022 as ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL APPRECIATION WEEK in the COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of our citizens.