The media emcee introduced her rescue dog, Zeke. He was paralyzed and uses a wheelchair to move around. Several speakers spoke to the group.
Joni Jenkins, a state representative, asked everyone to support HB 408, which would make breeding or possessing dogs for dogfighting a crime. Rick J Murphy from Warren Co read a proclamation honoring young Keely, a girl who has been a tireless volunteer at the local animal shelter. Young students from the Depaul School also urged lawmakers to pass stronger laws.