IHAD 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 IHAD international 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 29 – August 13, 2017
Time:  Varies – see events link for events, dates, and locations.
Contact:  Michele Buckalew, President; Email: michellebuckalew@comcast.net
Website: http://www.africaanimals.org/
Event:  Africa Weeks for the Animals – 8th Annual Africa Weeks for the Animals – Throughout the weeks humane orgs, educational institutions, animal shelters, agencies, and organizations throughout the country will be spotlighted in scores of wonderful animal-related special events. Educators, students, businesses and caring citizens in exciting activities to celebrate and most importantly help build awareness and conservation for the amazing animals and precious people of Africa. Events will include conservation awareness actions, educational days, adoption fairs, spay/neuter awareness events, shelter/sanctuary help days, clinics, activities for the farm animals and education geared toward helping the hurting and those most in need.


Organization(s): Paaws Antigua
Date:  August 19, 2017
Location: Parham, Saint Peter, Antigua And Barbuda
Contact:  paaws.antigua@gmail.com
Website: http://www.paaws-antigua.com/
Event:  Paaws Antigua supported International Homeless Animals’ Day by urging animal protection organizations and concerned citizens to band together to shed light on the tragedy of pet overpopulation and the importance of spaying and neutering.  Paaws also provided information for local low-cost spay/neuter services.


Organization(s): Ánima -ética para los derechos animales
Date:  August 19, 2017
Time: All Day
Location:  Autonomous City of Buenos Aires
Contact:  Form on Website
Website: http://www.anima.org.ar/
Event:  Educational Event.  Ánima will distribute educational pamphlets using the characteristic street approach to reach the public with clear ideas for individual and social change.


Organization(s): Friends of the Pound
Date:  August 19, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location:  Rehoming Booth, The Pines Shopping Centre, Elanora, QLD 4221
Contact:  fop.fb@hotmail.com
Website: http://friendsofthepound.com/
Event:  Discounted Microchip Event!  In honor of International Homeless Animals’ Day, Friends of the Pound will offer a discount on microchipping at their Rehoming Center!

Organization(s): Hearts for Animals
Date:  August 19, 2017
Time:  10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location:  Petstock Bathurst, 3 Pat O’Leary Dr, Bathurst, New South Wales 2795
Contact:  heartsforanimals@yahoo.com.au
Website: http://www.heartsforanimalsinc.com/
Event:  Adoption Event!  Hearts for Animals will observe International Homeless Animals’ Day with an adoption event, to give the public a chance to meet and possibly adopt a dog or cat from their rescue!

Organization(s):  Maneki Neko Cat Rescue
Date:  August 19, 2017
Time:  10 AM – 4 PM UTC+10
Location:  Best Friends (Preston, Victoria, Australia) 97 Chifley Drive, Preston, Victoria, Australia
Contact:  samantha@neko.org.au
Website:  http://www.neko.org.au/
Event:  Adoption Day at Best Friends Preston!  Come and meet your PURRFECT match! Each of Maneki Neko Cat Rescue’s cats are looking for a forever home. All cats are desexed, vaccinated, flea and worm treated as well as microchipped!


Organization(s): OOZJ ‘Aegis’, Public Association for Animal Protection (Belarus)
Date:  August 12, 2017
Time: 13: 00-18: 00
Location:  Tivoli Park, Glebki, for the shopping center “Skala”, Minsk
Contact:  Veronika Olegovna; Phone: +375 (29) 630-79-33, Marina Sergeevna; Phone:  +375 (29) 396-89-68
Website: http://egida.by/events/451
Event:  Adoption & Educational Event!  In observance of International Homeless Animals’ Day, OGOZ “Aegis” and Public Association for Animal Protection (Belarus) is holding a charity action “The Road Home!”  This adoption event will showcase animals that are sterilized, vaccinated and fully ready to become domestic.  Veterinarians will answer all questions of potential owners.  Those who are not yet ready to adopt an animal, but want to help animals, will have the opportunity to learn from volunteers how to do so.  Come as a family! Play with cats and dogs, take photos with them. Give a new life to homeless animals or help volunteers in their daily care for the wards!


Organization(s):  Pawlooza
Date: Saturday, August 19, 2017
Time:  10 AM to 6 PM
Location: The Plunkett Estate, 9282 Elviage Drive, London, Ontario, N6K 4N5
Contact: Phone: 1 (866) 955-3237 (toll free); Email Form; Website: http://pawlooza.com/
Event: Pawlooza is the ultimate dog party!! Join an estimated 25,000 people and 6,000 dogs for Canada’s favourite dog festival on International Homeless Animals’ Day, Saturday, August 19th, 2017.


Sponsor (s): Municipality of Viña del Mar
Date:  August 21, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Plaza María Luisa Bombal, Calle Villanelo, Viña del mar, Chile
Contact:  Website Form
Website:  www.vinadelmarchile.cl/seccion/83/organigrama-administracion-municipal.html
Event: Responsible ownership pet fair!  Mayor Virginia Reginato, participated in the open fair calling on those who are interested in adopting a pet, to commit themselves to maintaining it properly by keeping vaccines and treatment up to date.  Graduates of the local veterinary medicine college performed free veterinary check-ups for pets and provided information about caring for dogs and cats. Nonprofit associations related to the protection and defense of homeless animals also participated in the fair and provided information on responsible pet ownership and adoption of dogs and cats.


Organization(s): Donatón por los Animales, AnimaNaturalis Colombia, The Revolution of the Spoon, Humanitarian Management of Fauna Callejera
Date:  August 20, 2017
Time:  All Day – ends at 6:00 PM
Location: Bue Pavilion of Plaza Mayor, Medellín, Columbia
Contact: info@donatonporlosanimales
Website: http://bit.ly/2gbWch5
Event:  Commemoration of International Homeless Animals’ Day will include a wide variety of events from multiple organizations. A food drive will benefit more than 5,000 animals in Medellín and some areas of Antioquia, members of animal organizations will share their knowledge to help animals by speaking about laws, activism and exploitation to raise awareness and highlight the problems animals face.


Organization(s): CARF Curaçao Animal Rights Foundation
Date:  August 19, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Location:  Kaya Semikok B3
Contact:  stichtingcarf@gmail.com
Website: www.carfcuracao.com/
Event:  Meet & Greet Adoption Event! Spread the word, and mark your calendars – Saturday, August 19th is the day to adopt your new family member! Come and play with puppies, meet some older dogs, and who knows… you might just fall in love!  Even when you’re not able to adopt, you’re very welcome to drop by. The CARFIES enjoy all the attention they can get and would love to meet you!


Organization(s):  Oïkos Kaï Bios
Date:  Friday – August 25, 2017
Time:  10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location:  Stand at Annemasse (Haute Savoie), Passage Bleu côté Parking Libération
Contact: Marie Berger, Phone: 09 65 13 32 68, Email: oikos.kai.bios@orange.fr
Website: http://www.oikoskaibios.com/
Event: Sensibilisation du public
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Organization(s): Arkadia Shopping Guatemala, GuauBox, AMA Asociación de Amigos de los Animales, Dogs Mart
Date:  August 19, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location:  Arkadia Shopping Guatemala, Blv. Los Proceres Guatemala City, Guatemala
Contact:  info@diversifika.com
Website:   http://www.arkadiashopping.com/
Event:  Arkadia Shopping invites the public for a day full of fun family activities and an adoption event to commemorate International Homeless Animals’ Day!  AMA Asociación de Amigos de los Animales will have adorable furry friends available for adoption in the Open Square.   There will be promotional prices to pamper your best friend from, Dogs Mart and GuauBox.


Organization(s): Rex Dog Home Foundation
Date:  August 12, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location:  Rex Dog Home Foundationk Oceánárok utca 33., Budapest, Hungary
Contact:  rexiroda@rex.hu
Website: http://rex.hu/en/
Event: Adoption Event! On the International Homeless Animals’ Day, Rex Foundation holds an adoption event where visitors can not only adopt pets but also help the organization – either by purchasing coffee or tea at the REX Pop-up Cat Café, or by simply donating pet food or money.


Organization(s):  Liberia Animal Welfare & Conservation Society
Date:  Saturday, August 19, 2017
Time:  All Day
Location: Voinjama City, Lofa County, West Africa
Contact:  Morris Darbo, Executive Director, lawslofa001@yahoo.com
Website:  http://liberiaanimalwelfaresociety.org/home/
Event:  The Liberia Animal Welfare & Conservation Society will observe International Homeless Animals’ Day with and educational event. As many people in Liberia have pets for various reasons including hunting, selling, eating and breeding, this event will focus on anti-pet eating and the importance of spaying and neutering.


Organization(s):  SPCA Penang
Date:  Saturday, August 19, 2017
Location:  SPCA Penang, Jalan Jeti Jelutong 11600 Penang, Malaysia
Contact: Phone: (604)2816559; Email: info@spca-penang.net; Website: http://spca-penang.net/
Event:  To commemorate International Homeless Animals’ Day, SPCA Penang will be giving out subsidized neutering vouchers to pet owners.  SPCA Penang will also commemorate International Homeless Animals Day (IHAD) with an Open Day to raise awareness of the needs of homeless animals and the love which they need to be re-homed.  This event is open to the public and wonderful adoptable dogs and cats will be showcased!  Prizes will be awarded to the winners of a photo contest for IHAD, with the theme of: My Pet, My Best Friend.


Organization(s): Fundación San Francisco de Asís – FUNDASIS
Date:  August 19, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM –  4:30 PM
Location: At Machetazo’s parking lot. San Miguelito, Panama City, Panama
Contact: Elena Castejón – Director; Phone: +507 2671502; Email:  info@fundasis.org
Website: http://fundasis.org/
Event:  International Homeless Animals’ Day, will be celebrated by finding a home for adoptable animals. Fundación San Francisco de Asís – FUNDASIS will open the gates of their adoption center, honoring and helping those four paws friends who have not yet a home to live in, to find one. Additionally, they will be reinforcing one more time, the importance of controlling the overpopulation by neutering campaigns, work that Fundación San Francisco de Asís – FUNDASIS does on a daily basis to make their activity sustainable.

Organization(s): SpayPanama
Date: Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20, 2017
Time:  9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: Bethania Spay Center and Gimnasio Gringo de la Guardia, Parque Lefevre, Panama
Contact: Patricia Chan   Website: http://pchan5.wixsite.com/spaypanama
Event:  SpayPanama and the Municipality of Panama will offer subsidized spay/neuters to rescued animals.  The goal is to treat and give a second chance at life to 300 stray animals.  Volunteers are welcomed write to doctor@spaypanama.org


Organization(s): Mascotas & Cia
Date:  August 19, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location:  Km 3.5, Itaipu Avenue, Arena Shopping Ciudad del Este, Paraguay
Contact:  consultas@mascotas.com.py
Website: http://www.mascotas.com.py/Event:  Adoption Fair! Join Mascotas & Cia for an event that encourages people to adopt abandoned pets and promote sterilization.


Organization(s): PRAVI – Project to Support Indefinite Victims/Project to Support Defenseless Victims
Date:  August 19, 2017
Time:  9:00 AM
Location:  Forum Algarve Shopping Center, Estrada Nacional Km 125, Faro, Portugal
Contact:  pravi@pravi.org
Website:  http://www.pravi.org/
Event: Adoption Campaign Event & Opening of Faro’s Forum Algarve shopping centre pet-friendly area.  Come visit PRAVI at the Algarve Forum, to celebrate International Homeless Animals’ Day.  Meet actress Rita Pereira as well as many animals available for adoption.


Organization(s): Asociatia de Protectie a Animalelor “A Doua Sansa” Ramnicu Valcea
Date:  August 19, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM
Location:  Mircea cel Batran Park, Ramnicu Valcea, Romania
Contact:  Puican Iulian – Director; phone: + 407 229 238 89; email: Iulian.Puican@gmail.com
Website: https://www.facebook.com/www.adouasansa.go.ro/
Event:  A flash mob of routine performers at the entrance of Ariel’s restaurant to promote spaying/neutering as the only reasonable solution in the management of the animal population!


Organization(s): Initiative Group for the Protection of Animals Tver
Date:  August 19, 2017
Time: 14:00 to 17:00
Location:  Gorky Library, 28 Svobodny Lane, Tver, Russia
Contact:  Phone:  +7 (4912) 77-81-50  Email:  post@rounb.ru
Website: http://rounb.ru/
Event:  Adoption, Food & Medical Supplies Drive.  The Gorky Library will collect food, veterinary supplies, blankets to benefit The Initiative Group for the Protection of Animals.  Volunteers will be available to show photos and speak about the animals available for adoption!

Organization(s): Мосприрода – GSPU “Mospriroda”
Date:  August 17, 2017
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location:  Tregarevsky Landscape Preserve, Troparevsky” on the summer verandah near the free complex (intersection of Leninsky Prospekt and Akademika Anokhin St., ZAO, Moscow
Contact:  Mospriroda@eco.mos.ru
Website: https://www.facebook.com/gpbu.mospriroda/
Event: Educational Event! On the territory of the Tregarevsky Landscape Preserve of the Mospriroda there will be an event “International Homeless Animals’ Day. Activities include a photo exhibition “Animals of the Biryulyovo Shelter”, a master class “Four-legged Friend” and quiz about pets. The event is designed to draw attention to the problems of abandoned animals, to help find homes for our four-legged friends.  Those who wish can bring food, medicine and toys for animals from the shelter.  All are invited.

Organization(s):  Елизове Municipal Shelter in conjunction with Russia Kamchatka Territory Veterinary Agency
Date:  August 19, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 18:00 PM
Location:  Murmanskaya Street, 19 Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia
Contact:  Phone:  8 (41531) 34-72-34
Event: Activities include: stories about the mode of the animal nursery, an exhibition-show of the shelter pets with the participation of volunteers, as well as demonstration performances of service dogs. All interested persons will be given the opportunity to take part in feeding or walking the animal they liked, as well as in building booths for the shelter’s residents. Organizers sincerely hope that after such a close acquaintance the chance to find true friends and new owners for their adoptable pets will increase significantly.


Organization(s): Noah’s Ark Natural Animal Shelter
Date:  August 19, 2017
Time:  10.30 AM to 6.30 PM
Location: Meeting point: Boon Lay MRT Station
Contact:  nanasevent@gmail.com
Website: http://nanasanctuary.blogspot.sg/
Event: Noah’s Ark Natural Animal Shelter hosted an excursion to the animal sanctuary – Nanas on International Homeless Animals’ Day!  Guests spent the day visiting with 700 dogs, 300 cats, 9 horses, primates and many other animals at Noah’s Ark Natural Animal Sanctuary.


Organization(s): Animal Anti-Cruelty League Johannesburg
Date:  August 19, 2017
Time: All Day
Location:  59 Alice Street, Regents Park, Johannesburg, Gauteng 2197
Contact: nbod@aacl-jhbnb.co.za
Website: http://www.aacl.co.za/
Event:  AACL invites the public to come and see their beautiful pets awaiting adoption.  You may just find your purrrfect companion in life.  AACL encourages sterilization of all pets, you can contact them at (011) 435 0672.


Organization(s): SOS Chats
Date:  Saturday, August 19, 2017
Time:  9:00AM – 12:00PM
Location:  Place Pury, Neuchatel, Switzerland
Contact:  Phone:  +41 32 863 22 05; Website:  http://www.soschats.org/; Email: soschats.et@bluewin.ch
Event:  12th Annual International Homeless Animals’ Day for all animals in the world who have suffered this year or have been killed. Information Stall, Petition Drive, and Awareness Day.  You will be able to meet politicians, artists and personalities sensitive to the animal cause. SOS Chats will also pay homage to two artists who have supported their work on behalf of animals, Raymond Burki and Pierre Gisling.  SOS Chats will exhibit a selection of their work.


Organization(s): Carla Lane Animals in Need
Date:  August 19, 2017
Location:  Fir Tree Animal Sanctuary, Spurriers Lane, Melling, Liverpool, L31 1BA, ENGLAND
Contact:  animals_inneed@hotmail.co.uk
Website:  www.carlalaneanimalsinneed.co.uk
Event:  Afternoon Tea fundraiser to benefit the animals in the care of Carla Lane Animals In Need.  Due to limited parking, this event is by invitation only.


Organization(s):  Red de Apoyo Canino
Date:  August 19, 2017
Time:  E-adoptatón (virtual adoption fair) – All Day; Google hangout – 14:00 – 16:00; Free Spay/Neuter (See Event Details)
Contact:  international@reddeapoyocanino.org
Website: http://reddeapoyocanino.org/
Event:  E-adoptatón (virtual adoption fair): our social media channels will be dedicated to sharing the touching stories of our 270 animals that are up for adoption. We will be online all day to answer questions and receive adoption forms from candidates wishing to give one of our animals a second chance.

Google hangout: between 14:00 and 16:00 we will carry out a Hangout where we will provide information on various issues concerning animal welfare (such as adoptions, spay/neutering campaigns and foster homes), our work and our activities. Questions can be sent through Google Hangouts or through our Twitter account.

Free spay/neutering campaign (TBC): to be held in an area with high levels of animal abandonment and poverty. Our target would be to spay and fix over 300 animals completely free.


Organization(s): Humane Society of St. Thomas
Date:  August 19, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location:  2C Estate Donoe, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Contact:  info@hsstt.com
Website: http://www.hsstt.com/
Event: Adoption and Shelter Open House Event!  Stop by the shelter to walk a dog or cuddle a cat on International Homeless Animals’ Day!  Adoption fees are reduced and all dogs and cats are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.  Let them know if you are interested in fostering!