A Note From President, Bob Vetere
Last week, The Pet Leadership Council Co-hosted Pet Night on Capitol Hill along with the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI). More than a dozen members of Congress along with congressional staffers and the pet care community packed the room to celebrate the importance of responsible pet ownership in America and to learn about the scientific evidence that shows how pet ownership and pet-friendly policies lead to improved health and well-being for both people and animals. We’d like to thank everyone who made it out as well as all the Pet Night sponsors and we look forward to continuing to bring the power of pets to Capitol Hill for a healthier, more pet-friendly society.
Separate from Pet Night, this was also the first year we brought a unified group to Washington to speak with our legislators as a collective voice on behalf of pets and those who serve and support them. We’re proud to say we had over 100 scheduled Hill visits as part of our ‘legislative fly-in’ in conjunction with the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC). Thank you all who participated this year.
Keep up the good work and enjoy this week’s articles.
The Scene: Cutest-pet contest on Capitol Hill
Animals battled it out on Capitol Hill last week. On Thursday, lawmakers and Hill staffers from both sides of the aisle agreed on one thing — cute furry friends give everyone the feels.
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Bringing the Power of Pets to Congress at Pet Night on Capitol Hill
The Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) and the Pet Leadership Council (PLC) delivered the important message that pets are vital to our health and well-being to Members of Congress and their staff last night at Pet Night on Capitol Hill.
AVMA offers new veterinary team development resource
The American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA) new team building resource is designed to help create a more positive veterinary work environment.
True Partners: Pet industry distributors’ growth is inextricably tied to independent retailers’ success.
The pet product distribution landscape has changed dramatically in the 50 years since the Pet Industry Distributor Association (PIDA) was founded in 1968. Membership peaked in the mid-1990s with more than 130 independent distributors.
Herp Hype: PIJAC is sponsoring a symposium to promote continued conversation within the herptile community.
Next month, the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) is sponsoring a symposium for those who appreciate reptiles and amphibians in all their diversity—whether in captivity as pets or in their natural habitats throughout the world.
Central Garden & Pet Announces Vendor Awards for 2018
Celebrating “all things garden” for the 11th consecutive year, the Central Garden Distribution Dealer Show brings together over 175 vendors and leaders in the independent retailer and garden center market.
WPA Announces East Coast Debut of Aquatic Experience Trade & Consumer Show
The World Pet Association brings together “everything aquatic under one roof” when the Aquatic Experience makes its East coast debut at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus from October 19 – 21, 2018.
Veterinary ethics group supports Veterinary Nurse Initiative
The Society for Veterinary Medical Ethics (SVME), which promotes discussion and debate of ethical issues relevant to veterinary practice, has announced its support of the Veterinary Nurse Initiative to create a registered veterinary nurse credential.
Adopting a pet benefits your mental, emotional and physical health
Whether you’re a cat person or a dog person, you’re practically guaranteed to find your new best friend at Mars Petcare’s 10th annual adoption weekend on August 25 and 26.
Petmate Introduces First Doggy CFO
Just in time for National Dog Day Petmate, a worldwide provider of fun, trusted, quality products, announced Charlie as the winner of the company’s first-ever search for a CFO – Chief Four-Legged Officer!
Holistic Hound Partners with LADS Pet Supplies
Holistic Hound has finalized a deal with LADS Pet Supplies to distribute the company’s line of organic phytocannabinoid-rich (PCR) hemp and mushroom supplements to pet retailers in the northeast United States.
American Kennel Club Hosts 2018 Detection Dog Conference
The AKC board of Directors formed the AKC Detection Dog Task Force in 2016 to explore and implement solutions to the shortage of American-bred explosives detection dogs.