Last fall, Rep. Robert E. Andrews (D-NJ) introduced a bill in Congress to designate the first Saturday in October as National Animal Rescue Day in order to “create awareness for animal rescue programs throughout the year, address the challenge of overpopulation through continued spaying and neutering of adopted pets, and bring Americans together as a Nation to support this common goal.”
Apparently congress was too busy giving tax breaks to oil companies to act on that legislation so Care 2 is doing all they can to make sure October 3, 2009 is National Animal Rescue Day. They have a petition up at The Petition Site that you can sign in support of their cause. Or better yet, write your representative to support this legislation because shelter animals need any help they can get.
You can sign Care 2′s petition here.