IHAD 2016 International Events

Amigos Pro Animal AC in Mexico held their third annual International Homeless Animals' Day walk and vigil to shed light on pet overpopulation.

Confirmed events will be added to this list as they are made available to us.
Please check back often to find an IHAD event in your area. 


Organization(s): Animal World USA International
Date: July 30th – August 14th
Time: Varies – see events link for events, dates, and locations.
Contact: Michele Buckalew, President; Email: michellebuckalew@comcast.net; Website: http://www.africaanimals.org/information.html
Event: Africa Weeks for the Animals – 7th Annual AFRICA Weeks for the Animals 2016. Our team is working with African people, animals and communities. We are seeking to underscore and promote the life-saving work of these outstanding heroes.


Organization(s): Pawlooza
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2016
Time: TBD
Location: The Plunkett Estate, 9282 Elviage Drive, London, Ontario, N6K 4N5
Contact: Phone: 1 (866) 955-3237 ext. 246 (toll free); Email Form; Website: www.pawlooza.com
Event: Pawlooza – the ultimate dog party!! It’s a festival for dogs and animal lovers! Join an estimated 25,000 people and 6,000 dogs for Canada’s most unique and dog-friendly festival experience that takes place on International Homeless Animals’ Day.


Organization(s): Cat Lovers RD
Date: August 3rd – August 18th, and Saturday, August 20th
Time: 8:00AM to 4:00PM
Location: The National Scouts Association in the National District / Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Contact: Phone: Tammy Simo +1 (849) 360 – 2599 ; Email: Info@catloversrd.org and Isabel Gorski-Grobe 0049 (0) 9952 2311; Email:  gorskiisabel@t-online.de
Event: Spay/Neuter Campaign for 200 cats from August 3rd – August 18th and special International Homeless Animals’ Day activities on Saturday, August 20th


Sponsor(s): association  Oïkos Kaï Bios
Location: 1, Pl de la Libération Annemasse 74100 France; Stand at Annemasse (Haute Savoie), Passage Bleu côté Parking Libération.
Date & Time: Friday, August 26, 2016 – 9:00AM – 12:00PM
Contact: Marie Berger, Phone 09 65 13 32 68, Email: oikos.kai.bios@orange.fr; oikos.kai.bios@orange.fr
Website: http://www.oikoskaibios.com/
Event: sensibilisation du public. Nous avons écrit à plusieurs collectivités locales au sujet de la fourrière : combien d’euthanasies? Quel coût pour l’agglomération? Dès la réponse, nous complèterons le tableau commencé en 2008.
Nous proposerons des pétitions à signer et des flyers sur la stérilisation, l’abandon…


Organization(s): SPCA Penang
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2016
Time: 10:00AM – 2:00PM
Location: SPCA Penang, Jalan Jeti Jelutong 11600 Penang, Malaysia
Contact: Phone: (604)2816559; Email: info@spca-penang.net; Website: http://spca-penang.net/
Event: International Homeless Animals’ Day Open House Adoption Drive


Organization(s): Amigos Pro Animal
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2016
Time: 5:00PM
Location: Founders Square (Juan de Montoro and Diaz de Leon Center); Antonio Acevedo Escobedo 114, 20240 Aguascalientes City
Contact: Website: http://amigosproanimal.org/v2/; Email: amigosproanimalac@gmail.com; Facebook Event Page
Event: International Homeless Animals Day Walk and Vigil! Una vez más unámonos por los Animales sin Hogar en el Día Internacional de los Animales Sin Hogar (International Homeless Animals Day de International Society for Animal Rights – Law and Education Serving Animals). Acompáñanos a la tradicional Caminata A Mover la Patita por Ellos, te esperamos este sábado 20 de agosto en punto de las 5 de la tarde en Plaza Fundadores (Juan de Montoro y Díaz de León, Centro). Recuerda traer tu vela para hacer la siuleta del perro sin hogar al concluir la caminata. Únicamente perros con correa y collar, trae bolsitas para las heces de tus animalitos. No perros nerviosos. Registro de participantes desde las 17:00 hrs.
Inicio de la caminata A Mover La Patita: 18:00 hrs. ¿Te gustaría participar como patrocinador?, escríbenos a amigosproanimalac@gmail.com


Organization(s): SpayPanama
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2016
Location: Guna Nega
Contact: Patricia Chan, Email: pchan@spaypanama.org; Website: http://pchan5.wix.com/spaypanama
Event: International Homeless Animals’ Day Spay/Neuter Clinic: “The Guna Indians live in the Guna Yala reservation made up by a strip of land and 350 islands in the Atlantic coast of Panama.  Many Gunas have migrated to Panama City looking for better opportunities. In 2010, for the International Homeless Animals’ Day we did a spay event in Guna Nega and spayed/neutered 171 animals.  SpayPanama will be commemorating IHAD 2016 in Guna Nega and our goal will be 300 spay/neuters.”


Organization(s): Noah’s Ark Natural Animal Shelter
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2016
Time: 1:00PM – 8:30PM
Location: Boon Lay MRT passenger pick-up point (Meeting Point) for transportion to Noah’s Ark Natural Animal Shelter
Contact: Lynda Goh, Phone: +6591996247; Email: nanasmalaysia@gmail.com
Event: Noah’s Ark Tour – International Homeless Animals’ Day (IHAD) 2016 will take place on Saturday, 20 August and we will be organising a tour to Noah’s Ark Natural Animal Shelter. Time to come together to raise awareness about pet overpopulation, the importance of sterilisation and adoption. See blog for details on registering: http://nanasanctuary.blogspot.com/2016/07/noahs-ark-tour-saturday-20-august-2016.html


Organization(s): Embark
Date: Friday, August 19, 2016
Time: 9:30AM – 11:30AM
Location: Colombo
Contact: Phone: +94 773 429 025; Email: embark@embarkpassion.com; Website: http://www.embarkpassion.com/; Article on event.
Event: This Friday, to mark International Homeless Animals Day, Uber and Embark are bringing UberPUPPIES to your doorstep in Colombo.


  • Open your app on Friday, 19th August between 9:30am and 11:30am
  • Slide over to the ‘UberPUPPIES’ icon and hit request
  • Once connected and the puppies arrive, you and your friends will get 15 minutes of puppy snuggles and cuddles!
  • #PROTIP: Make sure you have an enclosed space ready for puppy play time
  • These cute little canines will be in high demand and availability will be limited, so you may have to request multiple times
  • Found your favorite fluffball or want to volunteer? Get in touch with the representatives of Embark to learn everything about pet adoption and volunteering!


Organization(s): Wetnose Animal Rescue Centre
Date: Saturday, August 27, 2016
Time: 9:00AM – 3:00PM
Location: Plot 75, Vaalbank, KUNGWINI 1020
Contact: Phone: +27 13 932 3941; Email: wetnose.kennels@absamail.co.za; Website: http://www.wetnose.org.za/; Facebook Event Page
Event: Fun day for the entire family! Bring your own well socialized dog or come and walk one of our homeless doggies and enjoy the day along with us!
Some of the entertainment for the day: Fun dog walk & obstacle course, Wet Nose Animal Show (something new and fun!), Flea market & Food stalls, Special dog show by Warrior Dog Academy, Beer Garden, Kiddies play park, Live entertainment by DJ TTT
Entrance fees: R20 per adult; Kids under 12 free

Organization(s): Paws R Us
Date: Monday, August 15th – Friday, August 19th
Location: Various
Contact: Email: woof@pawsrus.co.za; Facebook Event Page
Event: PAWS R US (SA) will be driving a STRONG MESSAGE in support of INTERNATIONAL HOMELESS ANIMALS DAY (IHAD) 2016! WE CALL ON COMMUNITIES AND SCHOOLS to INVITE US OVER for a powerful EDUCATIONAL VISIT. Our IHAD campaign was very successful in 2015, and we now want to build on it in 2016. We have a programme suitable for NURSERY SCHOOL LEVEL, for PRIMARY SCHOOL LEVEL and for HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL. The visit involves a variety of features – including colouring in competitions, awareness posters, insightful talks, demonstrations and a Civvies Day aimed at fundraising in support of the cause. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD – let’s get as many schools and communities on board as possible. OUR ANIMALS NEED IT!


Organization(s): SOS Chats
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2016
Time: 9:00AM – 12:00PM
Location: Place Pury, Neuchatel, Switzerland
Contact: Phone: +41 32 863 22 05; Website: www.soschats.org; Email: soschats.et@bluewin.ch; Facebook Event Page
Event: 11th Annual International Homeless Animals’ Day Information Stall, Petition Drive, and Awareness Day.


Organization(s): Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2016
Time: 09:00 – 18:00 (9:00AM – 6:00PM)
Location: The O2, Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX
Contact: Any questions about the event, please email: jcampbell@raystede.org, or phone us on 01825 840747. You can also book on by following this link: http://portal.raystede.org/portal/public/event/eventBooking.aspx?id=WTD16; Facebook Event Page
Event: Would you like to take on a breath taking challenge for ‘Homeless Animals Day’, raise money for Raystede and have fun at the same time? Then why not join us for our latest challenge event: Where: Up at The O2, Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX. We have a limited number of spaces in this event. We’re offering free registration, but are asking that all walkers raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship for their challenge. Your challenge begins as you ascend the 52 metre high structure climbing up a 190m long, tensile fabric walkway. When you are halfway across the iconic O2, and at the top, there is a central platform that provides 360 degree views across London. Your climb guide will point out all the landmarks of interest. You will also have your photograph taken before your descent, a permanent reminder of your achievement. The walk will take approximately and hour is suitable for most abilities