Senate Approves Alloway Resolution Designating Adopt a Shelter Pet Week


HARRISBURG – The Senate voted unanimously today to designate the week of October 20-26 as Adopt a Shelter Pet Week in Pennsylvania, according to Sen. Rich Alloway II (R-33).

In the United States, six to eight million homeless pets enter animal shelters each year with as many as four million being euthanized.

“The overpopulation of animals presents a serious problem for many communities, and the resources of animal shelters have faced a serious strain during the recession,” Alloway said. “I am hopeful that this resolution will encourage state residents to show their support by adopting a spayed or neutered pet from their local shelter.”

In recognition of Adopt a Shelter Pet Week, Alloway and Sen. Andy Dinniman (D-19) will host a press conference and Bring Your Dog to Harrisburg rally on October 22 to announce a package of bills designed to protect pets.

More information on the press conference and the rally are available online at


Melissa Knepper (Senator Alloway) (717) 787-4651