Dr. Arnold C. Slater Legislator of the Year

Veterinary Association of Washington

“When you hug your dog tonight, tell it the story of Senator Joe Fain. He sponsored the measure creating humane standards for the tethering or chaining of dogs. Someone once wrote that the definition of a good person is one who scratches a dog where a dog can’t scratch itself. Dogs can’t write legislation, either. The WSVMA is proud to have backed Senator Joe Fain’s bill, now signed into law.  If dogs could vote, Joe would have a home for life.”  - Dr. Kathy Hickey, WSVMA President