Saturday, August 21, 2010 will commemorate ISAR’s 19th Annual International Homeless Animals’ Day® and Candlelight Vigil observance.
In 1992, ISAR introduced National Homeless Animals’ Day and Candlelight Vigils as an educational vehicle to raise awareness of the pet overpopulation epidemic and its simple solution to spay/neuter.
Since that time, National Homeless Animals’ Day has grown international in scope with every third Saturday in August reserved to commemorate this Day. ISAR’s International Homeless Animals’ Day 2009 observances brought more than 20 states and 6 foreign countries together to alert communities about pet overpopulation and to promote spay/neuter. The need for companion animal sterilization to end the senseless killing has been revered by dedicated individuals and organizations and captured through events including candlelight vigils, spay/neuter clinics, blessings of the animals, adopt-a-thons, dog walks, open houses, information stalls, heartfelt speeches given by council members, local veterinarians and shelter personnel, and much more.
ISAR’s International Homeless Animals’ Day and Candlelight Vigils are so successful, in fact, that as a direct result of this worldwide effort, countless shelter animals find permanent and loving homes.
Individuals and organizations wishing to organize an International Homeless Animals’ Day and Candlelight Vigil observance on August 21, 2010 can contact ISAR by email to receive our 34 page, downloadable candlelight vigil packet. Our vigil packet includes guidelines for organizing a successful vigil event with tips on site selection, suggestions for speakers and vigil events, reaching target audiences, poems, songs, sample press releases and more!
In addition to ISAR’s downloadable vigil packet, you will receive through the U.S. Postal Service, our International Homeless Animals’ Day posters to advertise your event, Proclamations to be signed by your governor and mayor declaring August 21, 2010 as International Homeless Animals’ Day, coloring sheets and more. ISAR will also guarantee advertisement of your organization’s event to thousands of people on ISAR’s website, www.isaronline.org, as well as promotion on ISAR’s online communities including Facebook and Myspace.
Our animal friends need us now more than ever! Please join us in our crusade to stop the killing of our faithful companions.