The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. - Adopts Dog as "Temporary Staff Member" from the Washington Humane Society The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. - Adopts Dog as "Temporary Staff Member" from the Washington Humane Society

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. - Adopts Dog as "Temporary Staff Member" from the Washington Humane Society


Washington, DC - The political barking that echoes through Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Washington, D.C. office even had a dog bark to match it.

In an effort to promote animal welfare awareness, Jackson Jr. took in Mocha, a 1-year-old foster pup, from the Washington Humane Society, as a "temporary staff member," according to a press release.

"She's brought nothing but love and affection to the office since her arrival," Jackson said. "I can't imagine Mocha spending her days in a shelter, mostly alone, hoping for a new home."

The foster program places pets in a temporary home to make room in the crowded shelters and help animals cope while they wait for a permanent home. Mocha was recently placed in her new permanent home.

         Congressman Jesse Jackson poses with his foster dog Mocha, a one-year-old terrier mix.


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