The Bethel Community Gazette
Jul. 23, 2019
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DAWS recognizes Representative Urban
By Bradley Koltz

At the DAWS Animal Ball, their leading fundraising gala with over 200 attendees, State Representative Diana S. Urban of North Stonington was recognized for her decades-long efforts on behalf of animal welfare.

During nearly twenty years of public service in the General Assembly, State Representative Urban has been recognized as a forceful advocate for the welfare of animals, children, and the environment. Currently serving her ninth term in the state house, Rep. Urban has been named Legislator of the Year four times by the Humane Society of the United States, the country's largest animal welfare organization. She has also been named one of the country's top 10 defenders of animals by the Animal Legal Defense Fund, a national organization which protects the lives and advances the interests of animals through the legal system.

Rep. Urban is a two-time recipient of the American Lung Association of Connecticut's Breath of Life award for her work in helping to clean up Connecticut's power plants. She was also named an Environmental Hero and one of the four most influential legislators on the environment by the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters.

Rep. Urban received her bachelor's degree in political science from Long Island University and her master's in public administration from SUNY Stony Brook.

The Bethel-based organization rescues more than 800 dogs, cats, kittens, and puppies each year, placing them in "forever" homes. Readers can learn more about opportunities to volunteer or to donate by visiting or calling 203-744-3297.

Courtesy Photo - North Stonington State Representative Diana Urban was recognized for her decades-long work promoting animal welfare.


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