Animal Kindness and Welfare Awareness Week

5/2/2019 4:04:43 PM

Marchelle Hedrick, a Program Officer in the Nevada Supreme Court Clerk's Office, spearheaded an effort to obtain a proclamation from Governor Steve Sisolak to set aside a special week in Nevada for animal awareness. The Governor designated May 5-11, 2019, as Animal Kindness and Welfare Awareness Week.

Marchelle Hedrick Seeks Support for Animal Kindess Marchelle Hedrick Seeks Support for Animal Kindess

During this special week, Nevada residents are asked to focus on the following actions:

  • Be kind to all animals;
  • Adopt, don’t shop;
  • Be a responsible pet owner;
  • Get educated on all aspects of animal welfare;
  • Stop abuse & neglect (See Something, Say Something);
  • Support local animal shelters by providing supplies, volunteer time to help; and
  • Become an advocate. Have a voice for those that do not have one!

In seeking the proclamation, Ms. Hedrick hopes Nevadans think about ways of celebrating animal kindness. She said the proclamation is a step forward for the welfare of animals in our community and Nevada. Her goal is to educate and bring awareness to the well-being of our companions, and to show respect, affection and appreciation for their lives.