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Be Kind to Animals Week
  • tsukitsunetsukitsune
    Posts: 6468
    Be Kind to Animals Week®
    May 4 to 10, 2008

    The American Humane Association created Be Kind to Animals Week in 1915 to celebrate the unique bond between humans and animals.

    How Can I Be Kind to Animals?
    Here are some simple things you can do during Be Kind to Animals week and throughout the year to show kindness to animals:

    Speak out for animals. Get active in local animal welfare policies and legislation. Also, register with us to receive timely Action Alerts about issues affecting animals. You’ll be able to make a difference for animals with just the click of your mouse.

    Report animal abuse. While acts of violence against animals are tragic in their own right, they are also a red flag for other violent behavior, including domestic abuse and violent crime.

    Appreciate wildlife. Create an inviting space in your yard and garden for butterflies, hummingbirds and other creatures.

    Share kindness. Teach the people in your life, especially children, about the importance of being kind to animals.

    Make a donation to your local animal shelter. A donation can be your time, money, or needed items like pet food or laundry detergent. Call them first and see what they need.

    Adopt a pet from a shelter or rescue organization. Approximately 8 to 12 million animals enter our nation’s shelters every year, and more than half of these pets will have to be euthanized because of a lack of homes. Local shelters are the best place to find companion animals, even purebreds -- one out of every four dogs in a shelter is a purebred.

    Help solve the tragedy of euthanasia of adoptable animals by not contributing to the problem. If you have pets, make sure they are spayed or neutered. Pets should be microchipped and should always wear a collar with an ID tag, so they can be reunited with you quickly if they are ever lost.

    Be a responsible pet guardian. Keep a collar with an ID tag on your pet, in case he or she gets lost, and take your pet to the veterinarian every year for vaccinations and a health check.
  • tsukitsunetsukitsune
    Posts: 6468
    Does anyone have a meet up group that you meet with? See if they can donate items to a local shelter!
    I'm asking mine to donate items from our local shelter's wish list for Be Kind to Animals Week! Every little bit helps!
  • Kobe1468Kobe1468
    Posts: 1587
    Bumping this oldie as it seems animal abuse is not only getting worse, but also more cruel. Here's my example:

    It makes me sick to know that I walk amongst these sort of lunatics. I can't get the image of that poor cat out of my mind, and find myself wondering what I would do if Kobe ever got loose, and I later found him in that condition. Not to mention what I would do to the person if I ever found them!!!

    These are the sorts of incidents that make responsible and ethical breeding so important. The simple fact is there are far too many pets out there. Too many unwanted, and being offered 'for free' on sites like Kijiji. Given away to people, without question, and ending up in irresponsible homes. They may either end up being abused, or as strays, and subject to a endless cycle of suffering.

    So much more to say, but done for now.
    "Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened."
  • SayaSaya
    Posts: 6678
    Poor cat it's sick what people do to animals. :(
    Nicole, 5year old Bella(Boxer), and 4year old Saya(Shiba inu)

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