I’ll be blogging in the coming weeks and months about the new administration, and the appointments of President-elect Obama will have enormous implications for our policy work in animal protection, particularly his appointments for the top positions at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Interior. There will also be a raft of new senators and representatives in Congress, most of them Democrats, and we will be excited to share our agenda for the 111th Congress with them.
But for now I wanted to congratulate and welcome Barack Obama, and ask you to join me in signing this online thank you card. Mr. Obama and his wife Michelle had previously announced they would adopt the puppy they’d promised to their daughters—and here’s a chance to show our gratitude for that right choice. This is, after all, National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week, the perfect time to highlight the importance of adopting animals from shelters.