August 18: International Homeless Animals’ Day

The third Saturday of August is International Homeless Animals’ Day. On this day, groups around the world will come together to raise awareness about pet overpopulation. With events in 9 countries and 24 U.S. states, thousands of people are gearing up to take a stand.

According to the official website, they aim to “let the world know we will not tolerate the senseless killing that continues to take the lives of innocent dogs, cats, puppies and kittens simply because there are not enough good homes for them.”

On International Homeless Animals’ Day, individuals and organizations around the world organize awareness-raising activities like candlelight vigils, adopt-a-thons, microchip clinics, slideshows, rallies, dog walks, open houses, award ceremonies, live music, raffles, and games.

If this is an important cause to you, there are many ways you can participate:

What are you going to do to help?

 

86 comments

Arlene C.
Arlene C.8 months ago

déjà signé le 15 août

Arlene C.
Arlene C.8 months ago

IT'S HAPPY DAY

Sandi C.
Sandi C.1 years ago

give a homeless animal a home. Adopt from your local shelter.

Kate S.
Kate S.2 years ago

ty

Leszek P.
Leszek P.2 years ago

Ok, we all can publicize it! I actually start - in my Fb profile too.

Wendy Hood
Wendy H.2 years ago

This "day" should be more publicized.

Fiona T.
Fi T.3 years ago

Hope this special day helps arousing awareness on the need of these poor animals

David V.
David V.3 years ago

More people need to be made aware of the homeless pet situation. We need to give the voiceless a voice.
I personally took in a stray cat.....if people would adopt instead of buying....there will be a lot less homeless pets.

David V.
David V.3 years ago

More people need to be made aware of the homeless pet situation. We need to give the voiceless a voice.
I personally took in a stray cat.....if people would adopt instead of buying....there will be a lot less homeless pets.

Max Leung
Max Leung3 years ago

thanks