International Homeless Animals’ Day – 17th August 2013

Tomorrow, August 17th, is the 22nd Annual International Homeless Animals´ Day.  This special day was started in 1992 by the ISAR – INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR ANIMAL RIGHTS and occurs on the third Saturday in August.  It brings together all animal advocates to publicly unite in a mission to eradicate the homeless animals around the world.

In what is considered a Global Tragedy for the Dog and Cat Populations around the world, this day is held with the object of drawing attention to a growing epidemic which leads to millions of homeless animals being euthanized annually due to the irresponsibility of owners not wishing to spay or neuter.

candle1Candlelight vigils along with many different events will be held in countries all around the world.  Aanifeira in Portugal feels very strongly about this subject and joins the ISAR in celebrating this day, not only in asking members to stop and think about a homeless animal but that the best solution for solving this problem is by spaying or neutering.  This online message vigil will also contribute to educating people of the importance of this day.

With the continual abandonment of kittens and puppies at our door, our thoughts go out to all the unlucky animals around the world who live a life of misery and starvation and to the millions of beautiful creatures that are eventually euthanized.

Let us work together in preventing this from happening!

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About Aanifeira

Aanifeira – Associação dos Amigos dos Animais de Santa Maria da Feira is a non-profit/ no-kill organization with around 400 abandoned dogs and a small amount of cats in its care.
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