June 26, 2009
Bucks County Commissioners, SPCA Host “Take Your Dog To Work Day”
In recognition of “Take Your Dog to Work Day,” Bucks County Commissioners Chairman Charles H. Martin and Commissioner Diane M. Ellis-Marseglia, LCSW joined Bucks County SPCA Education Coordinator Nikki Thompson today to host an awareness event in the county courthouse courtyard.
Appearing with the commissioners was a terrier mix named “Princess,” who helped encourage visitors to the tent to spread the word about shelter adoptions and educate the public about animal abuse issues. Also participating was a bunny named “Rabbit.” All adoptions are facilitated through the Bucks County SPCA shelter, which is located at 1665 Street Rd., in Lahaska. The Bucks County SPCA invites the public to get more information about rescuing animals, donating or volunteering to visit the Web site, http://www.bcspca.org.
“Realizing that it would be impractical to have our employees bring their dogs to the office, we wanted to do something special to celebrate the day instead,” Chairman Martin noted.
Commissioner Ellis-Marseglia, who recently adopted a Yorkie named Joey from the shelter, offered her support for the SPCA and its mission to shelter stray or unwanted animals, place all adoptable animals into permanent homes, and work with the state legislature to improve upon Pennsylvania’s Animal Laws.
"Most pet owners accept and love their companions as if they are a member of their family. Remembering our four-legged friends is a great way to honor the loyalty they show us," Commissioner Ellis-Marseglia said after visiting Princess and Rabbit at the courtyard tent.
In conjunction with Take Your Dog to Work Day 2009, Bucks County employees are participating in a Cutest County Canine Contest, in which they submit photos of their dogs to be judged by their colleagues. Voting will take place during early July, with the winner (and owner) to be recognized during the July 15 meeting of the Board of Bucks County Commissioners.