Given the current international pandemic and PIJAC's commitment to protecting the health and safety of pets and people, the 3rd annual Pet Care Community DC Fly-In will be held as a virtual event on September 9, 2020, to coincide with Pet Week on Capitol Hill.
To participate, please sign up ASAP using the form below, no later than Wednesday, Sept. 2.
It is as important as ever for elected officials to hear from those of us in the responsible pet care community, so we at PIJAC have a way for you to connect with your lawmakers and their staff from home. Register below, and we will schedule a series of virtual meetings – conference calls and/or video chats – to take place throughout the day on Wednesday, September 9.
As in previous fly-ins, you will be grouped with other pet care professionals from your home state or region for meetings with Senatorial and Congressional offices. You will be provided with materials and messages to share on three timely issues. And you will help to show the power of pets and the human side of our community to your lawmakers.
We will hold a video meeting on Tuesday, September 8, at 2 PM Eastern to make sure you’re familiar with the technology we’ll be using and to help you prepare for your legislative visits (details will be sent to registrants in advance of the meeting). And staff will be available at all times to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have.
While you’re getting ready to advocate for pets, pet owners and all of us who care for them, take a moment to check out the lineup of presentations that the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) has scheduled for Pet Week – they’ve put together a great lineup of speakers and topics to highlight the benefits and the importance of the human-animal bond.
Thank you to everyone who participated in 2019 and we look forward to your participation again in 2020! If you weren’t able to join us before, please read about the 2019 fly-in in our press release here.