An area lawmaker has been recognized for his work protecting animals and pet owners rights. New Milford State Senator Clark Chapin was named American Kennel Club Legislator of the Year. He was also presented with the James S Holt Memorial Award for Promotion of Responsible Dog Ownership in Legislation.
The award honors legislators who demonstrate a commitment to promoting responsible dog ownership and the well-being of dogs. The Connecticut Dog Federation is a group of 37 dog owner clubs and dog training clubs that work to promote the welfare of dogs.
Chapin says he's proud to support legislation that benefits animals and protects the rights of responsible pet owners. Kennel Club Director of Government Relations Sheila Goffe says they appreciate Chapin's work to promote reasonable legislation that benefits animals and also protects the rights of the owners.