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Photo Release: Governor Hogan Joins SPCA of Anne Arundel County at MDOT MVA’S First Adopt-A-Pet Day

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today joined the SPCA of Anne Arundel County (AACSPCA) in hosting the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s (MDOT MVA) first ever Adopt-A-Pet Day. Governor Hogan was joined by MDOT MVA Administrator Chrissy Nizer, SPCA of Anne Arundel County President Kelly Brown, and SPCA Volunteer and Event Coordinator Lynn Gill for the event, which was held at the Annapolis branch of the MDOT MVA. The governor presented the SPCA with a Governor’s Citation and spent the morning greeting MDOT MVA customers, touring the branch, and visiting with dear furry friends.

“As a proud owner of two adopted dogs, I am thrilled to have our administration support this new partnership with the SPCA,” said Governor Hogan. “Today’s event is a great opportunity to honor this amazing organization and connect Marylanders with pets in need of their forever home.”

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SPCA of Anne Arundel County had dogs, cats, and a rabbit for adoption at today’s event. Prospective parents were able to start the adoption process at the event. Those who are interested in adopting a pet are encouraged to visit the SPCA’s website,, to learn more information.

“At MDOT MVA, we truly are committed to being part of the community,” said Administrator Nizer. “It’s great to provide our services, while promoting an organization committed to saving the lives of animals and enriching the lives of Maryland residents.”

The SPCA of Anne Arundel County, founded in 1920, focuses on protecting animals from inhumane treatment. Governor Hogan presented a citation to the organization for its commitment to community service and educational outreach.

“It’s an honor to receive the Governor’s Citation for our work in saving homeless animals, a labor of love and devotion that benefits our entire community,” said SPCA President Brown. “This event shined a bright spotlight on the joy and value pets bring to our lives, and we were thrilled to be a part of the first Adopt-A-Pet day here at the MDOT MVA. We applaud the creativity and commitment to people and pets alike.”

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