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August 18: International Homeless Animals’ Day

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?

 

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7:00AM PDT on Aug 15, 2014

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

12:20AM PST on Nov 14, 2013

ty

11:01AM PDT on Aug 17, 2013

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

7:26AM PDT on Jul 30, 2013

This "day" should be more publicized.

2:22AM PST on Dec 31, 2012

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

7:31PM PDT on Aug 22, 2012

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.

9:34PM PDT on Aug 21, 2012

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.

7:41PM PDT on Aug 21, 2012

thanks

8:29AM PDT on Aug 21, 2012

All our cats are rescued strays, all neutered or spayed. We have some ferals that we feed.

6:03AM PDT on Aug 21, 2012

at last, a show of CARE, good, I applaud it! .. I love orphans....

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