International Homeless Animals Day is observed annually, and it falls on August 18 this year. The aim of the Homeless Animals Day celebration is to educate people about the threats faced by all the homeless animals. The day further helps in improving the quality of life for those homeless animals. Adapt them and save a life, treat them as a part of your family and celebrate International Homeless Animals Day credibly.
“Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever.” – Karen Davison
History of International Homeless Animals Day
The International Homeless Animals Day was first established by the International Society for Animal Rights (ISAR) in the year 1992. The day was observed as to bring awareness to the people in society to know about the menaces faced by numerous homeless animals. In precise, the day is observed as to bring light to those living beings which are left homeless due to increasing problems of pet overpopulation. Due to the growing number of animal welfare and protection organizations started participating in the National Homeless Animals Day, the day was renamed to International Homeless Animals Day. ISAR reserved every third Saturday of August as the annual day for commemorating the International Homeless Animals Day. ISAR also promotes awareness about the importance of spaying or neutering the animals and thereby preventing them from unwanted breeding. Various organizations from all over the world hold movements in an attempt to increase the perception about pet overpopulation and the reason for the homelessness of animals. Also, the day marks a special tribute to the people who are providing shelter or working and helping for rescuing those homeless animals. It is also observed in the memory of several animals who had lost their lives because of homelessness.
Other Celebrations on August 17
August 17 is also celebrated as
- National Vanilla Custard Day
- Thrift Shop Day
- Black Cat Appreciation Day
- World Honey Bee Day
- Break the Monotony Day
- International Geocaching Day
How to Celebrate International Homeless Animals Day
The best way to celebrate the International Homeless Animals Day is by adopting a pet which is left homeless from your nearby areas. Educate people from around you about the importance of adopting homeless pets. The other way in which pet overpopulation can be controlled is by giving vaccination to the pets you have in your shelter to prevent them from further breeding. Adopt a pet and share your pictures in the social media using the hashtag #InternationalHomelessAnimalsDay or #HomelessAnimalsDay.