Representative David Lewis Honored for CGC® Work

The American Kennel Club welcomed Representative David Lewis to its operations center in Raleigh on...

The American Kennel Club welcomed Representative David Lewis to its operations center in Raleigh on Tuesday, November 22nd. Rep. Lewis, who represents Harnett County in the North Carolina General Assembly, was instrumental in getting a Canine Good Citizen Proclamation passed in the Tar Heel state this year. The proclamation officially recognizes the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC®) program as one that promotes responsible dog ownership and good manners in dogs. AKC employee Sharon Wilson, who is a constituent of Rep. Lewis, spearheaded efforts to have the proclamation introduced.

AKC COO John Lyons presented Rep. Lewis with a plaque in recognition of his work on the CGC proclamation. The representative and his aid then toured the Raleigh office, where they gained a better understanding of the sport of purebred dogs, our issues, and the many public education programs and other services we have to offer.

AKC is delighted that Rep. Lewis was able to make time for this visit, and we extend our appreciation for his support of the CGC program. We know from experience that teaching the public about responsible dog ownership not only makes communities safer for people and pets, it is also our best line of defense against the introduction of negative dog laws. We look forward to working with Rep. Lewis on future animal issues here in North Carolina.
 

L to R: AKC COO John Lyons and Rep. David Lewis