ISAR would like to call your attention to one of our major programs: International Homeless Animals’ Day (IHAD).
Conceived and commemorated originally in 1992, ISAR’s IHAD is the first and only worldwide event focusing on the dog and cat overpopulation problem and urgent need for affordable spay/neuter and adoption programs.
On IHAD, ISAR along with animal protection organizations, humane societies, rescue groups, veterinary professionals, caring individuals, public officials, and animal-friendly businesses from throughout the United States, Mexico, Canada and abroad, join together to send our spay/neuter and adoption message.
Since its inception, ISAR’s International Homeless Animals’ Day has continued to grow and gain momentum in the war against dog and cat overpopulation. To date, ISAR’s International Homeless Animals’ Day observances have been held in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, in over 50 countries, on 6 continents.
For IHAD 2018, IHAD will be held on August 18. We are now selecting at least one International Homeless Animals’ Day (IHAD) volunteer representative for every country where we don’t have one already.
Our representatives will encourage local animal protection organizations, businesses, veterinarians, political leaders, local celebrities, teacher associations, school students, and scouting groups to organize an observance in honor of International Homeless Animals’ Day.
IHAD activities vary, including educational events, candlelight vigils, blessing of the animals ceremonies, spay/neuter clinics, adoptions, shelter open houses, microchip clinics, award ceremonies, marches, speeches by public figures, celebrities, local veterinarians, humane workers, and many more.
IHAD’s representatives can apply for an International Homeless Animals’ Day grant to support free or low-cost spay/neuter and adoption programs. (Grants are restricted to applications from registered, not-for-profit organizations, and for spay/neuter and adoption services.)
Please feel free to share International Homeless Animals’ Day 2018 with your Facebook and Twitter followers.
For additional information, please contact International Society for Animal Rights.