National Lost Dog Awareness Day is celebrated on April 23 of every year. National Lost Dog Awareness Day is created to bring awareness to the public to help the lost dogs find their family back. Most of the time it is assumed that all the dogs that wander on the roads are stray, but some are just missing looking for ways to get back home. It also teaches them ways to help dogs owner prevent their furry friend from getting lost. It is a day to create awareness and a day to celebrate the successful reunions that have happened to date. Many shelters and rescues across the United States use this day to help their dogs in the care to get home. National Lost Dog Awareness Day is also a day to give hope to the families who have lost their pooch and are having a rough time finding them.
“Sometimes losing a pet is more painful than losing a human because in the case of the pet, you were not pretending to love it.” – Amy Sedaris
History of National Lost Dog Awareness Day
The day was founded by Susan Taney and Kathy Pobloskie, the directors of Lost Dogs Illinois and Lost Dogs of Wisconsin, respectively. Lost Dogs of America (LDOA) was established in 2011, and it was started to be celebrated as a day on April 23, 2014. The organization has a tremendous amount of information on the lost dogs to help people find them. It has almost helped 42,000 dogs find their home. Lost Dogs of America uses the networks of shelters, veterinaries, social media, and other media sources to find the lost dogs. Social media has been found to be a very effective way to reunite dogs with their families. LDOA’s slogan is “Not All Stray Dogs Are Homeless.” So help a pooch if you think they are being lost.
Other Celebrations on April 23
April 23 is also celebrated as
- English Language Day
- World Book Night
- National Talk Like Shakespeare Day
- German Beer Day
- International Marconi Day
How to celebrate the day
The day can be observed by helping in publicizing its importance of the day. Take this day as an opportunity to talk to people about the significance of knowing about this day. You can start this day by taking preventative measures like getting a microchip done for your dog. A recent clear picture of your dog will help you find them back soon, so always have a couple of recent pics of your dogs. It is also a good day to adopt new dogs into your life. This day is a chance to learn more about prevention and networking. Help a four-legged furry friend reunite with their family. Share your thoughts on social media about National Lost Dog Awareness Day by using the hashtag #LostDogAwarenessDay.
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