Humane Society honors Bridgeport Rep. Auden Grogins

Going to the Dogs? State Rep. Auden Grogins is a winner of the  National Humane Society’s “Legislator of the Year” award, for her work in the Legislators for Animal Advocacy caucus.

“I am honored to be given this very important award today by the National Humane Society,” Grogins said in a statement. “I believe that animals need a voice in Hartford and deserve to have people advocating for their welfare.”

“Anyone who knows Auden Grogins knows she has always been a strong voice for protecting animals,” said Speaker of the House J. Brendan Sharkey. “Since being elected to the General Assembly, Rep. Grogins has been passionate about animal rights and a strong leader on this issue.”

Grogins has worked toward preventing animal cruelty and teaching kids “humane education” and that animals have feelings too.

“Representative Grogins has worked tirelessly to promote bills that improve the welfare of Connecticut’s animals,” said Annie Hornish, Connecticut State Director for The Humane Society of the United States. “The Humane Society of the United States is enormously grateful for her extraordinary work. Animals and citizens of Connecticut are lucky to have Representative Grogins’ skills, compassion, and tenacity representing them in the General Assembly.”

Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch said he’s known Grogins for years and deserves the recognition.

“As a state legislator she has provided a voice for animal protection and education throughout the state, and especially here in Bridgeport,” Finch said.