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Special Event for Illinois Animal Lovers

07 April, 2014 0 comments Leave a comment

Illinois Animals Need Your Voice! 

For the past six years, zerimax has been helping protect your dog in the car by providing quality seat belts; we have made amazing connections with our customers based on our shared love of dogs and commitment to their well being.  Now we need your help! We know that policy is our way to make a difference -- giving a voice to the voiceless. 

Your Exclusive Invitation: 

Join us, along the ASPCA, the Animal Welfare Institute, the Illinois Animal Welfare Federation, Born Free USA and your fellow animal advocates in Springfield on Wednesday, May 7, for Illinois Voices for Animals Day. Take advantage of the easy day trip from Chicago to Springfield for your opportunity to let state lawmakers know, in person, that you support animal protection and oppose laws that would allow animals to be hurt and exploited.

During Voices for Animals Day, you will be a voice for animals!

This event provides animal advocates with a structured, comfortable setting in which to meet their elected officials and to discuss this priority animal welfare legislation. Read more about defining "adequate shelter and protection from the weather" and the other proposed bills here.

Our group will be departing Union Station between 7 and 9 am to arrive in Springfield for an exciting day of advocacy and camaraderie. If you are interested in the Amtrak group rate, please email  

Breakfast and coffee will be provided at this year’s event. This will be a great time to get to know fellow animal advocates in Illinois!

Voices for Animals Day is a great networking activity that is critical to our lobbying efforts; it’s also invigorating, inspiring and very personally rewarding. Don’t miss out—RSVP with ASPCA today

Illinois Voices for Animals Day 2014


Wednesday, May 7, 2014


10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. breakfast/coffee provided


Statehouse Inn
Assembly Room
101 E Adams St
Springfield, IL 62701


Event is FREE to attend!


Every voice counts! SHARE this special invitation with fellow animal advocates, and email to join our travel group. 


State Sen. Martin Sandoval’s Bill that Bans Animals on Driver Lap, Passes the Transportation Committee!

04 May, 2012 1 comment Leave a comment

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., May 1, 2012 – State SenMartin Sandoval, D-Cicero, filled a bill (, which will prohibit drivers from having animals on their laps while behind the wheel.  The bill passed the Transportation Committee on Tuesday, May 1st, the next step is the Senate floor.  If you haven't already done so please reach out to your legislators and urge them to support this ban by clicking on the icon.


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Lawmaker Says Dogs Cause Distracted Driving

25 April, 2012 0 comments Leave a comment

Springfield 10 o'clock news reports on the the bill to ban people from driving with their dogs on their lap April 24, 2012.  

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