Animals lovers, including state legislators and Anchorage municipality assembly members, gathered Sunday, January 6, 2013, to discuss animal advocacy.
The three-hour meeting was organized by the Anchorage Animal Control Advisory Board to review upcoming and past laws regarding animals. Organizers said it was also a way for people who care about animals to connect.
Attendance at the workshop included local pet sitters, pet owners, and people interested in volunteering with animal groups.
Organizer Kayla Epstein said that in the past, some animal advocacy legislation did not pass due to lack of input.
“I go down to Juneau and I've seen that on really important animal issues there’s no public response and I think it's a problem with understanding what’s up and then knowing what to do about it, and feeling like you're the appropriate person to do it and that's why I'd like to do this today,” said Epstein.
Epstein says she hopes people will become more involved in the discussion of animal advocacy.
If you would like to learn more about the workshop e-mail Kayla Epstein here.
Contact Mallory Peebles