Adopt a pet day at the U.S. Capitol

Adopt a pet day at the U.S .Capitol

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It was the sound of barking that led hurried Capitol Hill staffers to look away from their BlackBerries as they walked by the third-floor caucus room of the Cannon House office building Tuesday.

Inside the sprawling room, where the carpet was covered in plastic, handlers showed off dozens of four-legged friends and encouraged visiting staffers to adopt them on the spot. The orphaned puppies and kittens were brought in as part of an awareness program by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus. (Photographs and text by Chris Moody/Yahoo!News)

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