Animal protection organizations, humane societies, rescue groups, veterinary professionals, caring individuals, public officials, and animal-friendly businesses are gearing up for a very important weekend. Saturday is International Homeless Animals’ Day, conceived and commemorated by International Society for Animal Rights in 1992.
Twenty-eight years since its inception, International Homeless Animals’ Day continues to grow, helping pave the way to bring pet overpopulation to public attention.
On Saturday, August 17, IHAD will be observed, throughout the United States and on 6 continents: AUSTRALIA, BRAZIL, CANADA, CHILE, CROATIA, CUBA, FRANCE, INDIA, INDONESIA, IRELAND, KUWAIT, LITHUANIA, MALAYSIA, MEXICO,NICARAGUA , PANAMA, PARAGUAY, PORTUGAL, RUSSIA, SCOTLAND, SOUTH AFRICA, SPAIN, SRI LANKA, SWITZERLAND, URUGUAY and VENEZUELA..
IHAD activities vary, and include educational events, candlelight vigils, blessing of the animals ceremonies, spay/neuter clinics, adoptions, shelter open houses, dog walks, microchip clinics, award ceremonies, marches, speeches by public figures, celebrities, local veterinarians, humane workers, and many more.
ISAR encourages everyone to attend an IHAD event in their local community. All 2019 confirmed IHAD events and the organizations contact information are listed on ISAR’s website: bit.ly/IHAD-2019.
For those who live in an area without a confirmed International Homeless Animals’ Day event, please visit your local animal shelter or animal rescue and inquire about adoption and volunteer opportunities, donate much need supplies, and/or sponsor a spay or neuter surgery.
Please support your local animal shelter or animal rescue on International Homeless Animals’ Day!
For those interest in participating in the 29th annual International Homeless Animals’ Day, that will be observed on Saturday, August 15, 2020, please calendar the day and contact ISAR for a free IHAD-2020 planning packet.