Federal Member for Flynn, Colin Boyce has marked Dogs in Politics Day by inviting a little visitor into his Gladstone Electorate Office.
Fonzie is a 6-month-old Labrador cross who is available for adoption at Gladstone PAWS, where two of the Gladstone team volunteer as Coordinators.
“As a casual Electorate Officer for the day, I know that Fonzie will be an important part of the team,” Mr Boyce said.
“Jobs will include patrols of the hallway, snack sampling, supervising mailouts, attending brainstorming meetings and greeting constituents.
“Today serves as an important reminder that by adopting a pet like Fonzie, you can help save a life. Many pets in shelters and rescue groups are waiting for the second chance at a life with a loving family.”
Dogs in Politics Day started in 1952 when President Nixon used his dog, a cocker spaniel named Checkers, to connect with the public.
It is also an important day to celebrate the benefits of pets in Australian society.