2011 Pet Night on Capitol Hill

On September 22, 2011, the Animal Health Institute hosted its 15th annual Celebrity Pet Night on Capitol Hill. The event brought together Members of Congress, congressional staff, and members of the animal health and agriculture community who came ready to pose for photos with the famous pets. This year’s honorees were the adorable French bulldog who starred in “Due Date” and the cat who played “Azrael” in the hit movie “The Smurfs.”

Members of Congress representing several states were in attendance, including:

  • Congressman Timothy Bishop (D-NY)
  • Congressman Kurt Schrader (D-OR)
  • Congressman Lou Barletta (R-PA)
  • Congressman Scott Garrett (R-NJ)
  • Congressman Robert Aderholt (R-AL)
  • Congressman Doug Lamborn (R-CO)
  • Congressman Richard Hanna (R-NY)
  • Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO)
  • Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE)
  • Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)
  • Congressman J. Randy Forbes (R-VA)

Photos of Bodie, the French bulldog who starred in “Due Date”

Photos of Cheeto, the cat who played “Azrael” in the hit movie “The Smurfs”

Candid Photos from Pet Night

Media Highlights

Cats and dogs on Capitol Hill. Literally, this time.
The Washington Post | By Al Kamen | September 20, 2011

‘Shy’ celebrity dog makes cameo on Capitol Hill
The Hill | By Kate Oczypok |September 23, 2011

The dog from “Due Date” visits Capitol Hill in Washington UPI.com | September 23, 201

Who What Where: ‘Celebrity Pet Night’ To Feature Bodie from ‘Due Date’ & Azrael From ‘The Smurfs’ Glittarazzi.com | September 22, 2011

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