National Pet Day
National Pet Day is celebrated on April 11 of every year. National Pet Day is marked with the emphasis on people to show some extra care, love and attention to their pets. National Pet Day is also about encouraging adoption. The main aim of the day is to spread the motto, i.e., Don’t shop! Adopt. Cats and dogs are most popular pet kind. Though the variety of fish, birds, guinea pigs, snakes, rabbits and many other animals are also owned as pets. Pets bring unconditional love into our lives and they make our life so much better. No animal should ever suffer, especially in the hands of humans. So on this day, we must help our pet animals have a better life.
“Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” – Anatole France
History of National Pet Day
National Pet Day was founded by Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert, Animal Welfare Advocate Colleen Paige in 2006. This event is sponsored by the Animal Miracle Foundation, whose mission is to help animals in shelters to find permanent homes. The reason for the creation of the day is to celebrate the pets, as they bring enormous joy into our lives and also to spread awareness about adopting homeless pets over buying. It is important to spread the news because many animals are waiting all around the world for a home.
Other Celebrations on April 11
April 11 is also celebrated as
- World Parkinson’s Day
- National Barbershop Quartet Day
- Submarine Day
- National Bookmobile Day
- National Cheese Fondue Day
How to celebrate National Pet Day
There are different ways to celebrate the National Pet Day. On this day, shower your pets with loads of love by buying them some special treats and toys. Spend some time in playing and taking them for a walk. If you do not own a pet then today is the perfect day to bring a pet from a shelter to your home. One can do volunteer work for their local shelters by taking care of the pet for a day or two. Celebrate the day by donating some blankets, beds, food, toys, money, etc to any animal welfare organisation. You can also have a fun photo shoot with your pet. You can donate some time to show some love and affection to those abandoned and neglected animals near your home. Share images and your thoughts on social media about National Pet Day by using the hashtag #NationalPetDay or #PetDay.