Ohio Makes ‘Shelter Pets’ Official State Pet To Raise Animal Adoption Awareness

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Thanks to Senate Bill 86, the state hopes to raise awareness for animals in need of a forever home.

Last week, the state of Ohio officially designated "shelter pets" as the state pet.

The Senate passed Senate Bill 86, which was designed to "enact special designations and declare historic sites throughout Ohio," WCPO Cincinnati reports.

The Humane Society of the United States said that included in this legislation was the state pet designation which will help raise awareness for shelter animals and hopefully boost animal adoption rates.

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