Rep. Moran too 'self-conscious' to walk down fashion runway

Although Moran and Rep. John Campbell (R-Calif.), both chairmen of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus, didn’t do their best Naomi Campbell impression, they did appear in suits side-by-side on the catwalk together. The pair was on-hand to receive the 2013 Humane Hero Award for their work on behalf of animal welfare.

Campbell, 57, says despite his chairmanship and his passion for pets, he doesn’t have a tail-wagger waiting for him at home. As a member of Congress, Campbell explains he’s “missing from one house for one month at a time. So it’s just not fair to a pet to have a house without anybody in it for a month.”

Instead, Campbell says, he's able to "enjoy other people's dogs."

More than 1,700 animal lovers attended the Fashion for Paws festivities, which raised nearly $700,000.

Photo: Travis Vaughn