March 22, 2013
Kids fight for abandoned dogs and cats to become Colorado state pets
A battle in the Colorado state legislature to make dogs and cats adopted from shelter and rescue centers the official state pet pitted schoolkids against professional lobbyists representing purebred dog clubs, retailers, groomers and dog-show organizers.
Advantage schoolkids. 
The bill passed, 6-3, but there were moments when the students thought their project, designed to help them learn about the legislative process, could go either way.
Read about how this dog and pony show unfolded here.

Kids fight for abandoned dogs and cats to become Colorado state pets

A battle in the Colorado state legislature to make dogs and cats adopted from shelter and rescue centers the official state pet pitted schoolkids against professional lobbyists representing purebred dog clubs, retailers, groomers and dog-show organizers.

Advantage schoolkids. 

The bill passed, 6-3, but there were moments when the students thought their project, designed to help them learn about the legislative process, could go either way.

Read about how this dog and pony show unfolded here.

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