Senate President Ruggerio, Senator Euer awarded by the Humane Society
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – The Humane Society of the United states awarded Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio and Senator Dawn Euer the Human State Legislator Award, given to legislators who break new ground in animal welfare.
This is President Ruggerio’s fourth time receiving the award, this time for his diligent work on a 2019 bill to reduce puppy mills in Rhode Island.
Senator Euer was recognized for her work on phasing out fur sales and assisting Ruggerio with his Puppy Mill Bill.
“Puppy mills are inhumane and wrong, and I’m proud of the action Rhode Island has taken on this issue,” said President Ruggerio. “I want to thank the Humane Society for this recognition and for its tireless work to end the cruel treatment of animals.”
“Protecting and improving conditions for animals is an ongoing effort,” said Senator Euer. “The Humane Society is an indispensable resource and ally in this work, and I greatly appreciate this award.”
“We are beyond grateful to President Ruggerio and Senator Euer for their vision and leadership, which has resulted in so many advances for animals in the state,” said Bourbeau. “And we look forward to continuing to work together with state lawmakers here in Rhode Island to create a truly humane society for all of its inhabitants.”