World Animal Day Is October 4th

World Animal Day Is October 4th

World Animal Day is a special day for animal lovers and conservationists around the world. Created in 1925 by Heinrich Zimmerman, the holiday is designed to raise awareness of and improve the standards of animal welfare worldwide. Events are held around the globe, with many going virtual this year to celebrate. Here are four ways you can celebrate World Animal Day in your community:

1. Volunteer at Your Local Animal Shelter

Animal shelters are often overrun with animals and understaffed. Having an extra pair of hands on the staff can be a huge blessing for staff members and animals who are in need of assistance. Contact your local shelter and see what steps you need to take to become a volunteer. You may need some training before you are allowed to work with the animals, but the shelter should be able to provide you with what you need to get you helping out in no time.

2. Hold a Donations Drive

It is not only time that your community’s animals can benefit from. Hold a donations drive and collect items such as pet food, treats and toys. Blankets are an item that animal shelters go through quickly and would be appreciated.

Money collected can go to getting animals care they need such as spaying, neutering and vaccinating. It can also cover adoption fees that make adopting more accessible.

3. Share on Social Media

Many people may be unaware that World Animal Day is occurring and would like to know more about the important issues it highlights. Find some pictures of your favorite animals and create a post to go along with them that shares facts about the day. Connect your online friends to events happening near them and around the world to celebrate this special day. This can be a great way to start a conversation about how you and your friends can help animals in your community.

4. Adopt a New Pet

Bringing a new pet into your family is a wonderful way to celebrate World Animal Day. Changing the life of an animal and giving them the care all animals deserve honors the spirit of the holiday. If you are in a position to commit to a new pet, search online for local shelters and rescues that have animals available for adoption today.

Animals deserve quality, professional care and treatment, and the experts at Pet Hospitals of Hawaii are here to give it. Contact Pet Hospitals of Hawaii today to discuss the wide range of services available for your pets, from wellness exams and vaccines to pet dentistry and dermatology. 


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