Every year in August organizations all over the country and the world unite for a common cause: To raise awareness about the serious problem of pet overpopulation. Started in 1992 by the International Society for Animal Rights (ISAR), International Homeless Animals’ Day includes a variety of events meant to unite and mobilize people over this admirable cause.
Says ISAR on its website: “By coming together on International Homeless Animals’ Day you can support ISAR in letting the world know we will not tolerate the senseless killing that continues to take the lives of innocent dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens simply because there are not enough good homes for them. Together, we will continue to be a voice for the animals, and continue to demand an end to the suffering these animals face each day.”
One of the primary events taking place in cities across the globe is the International Homeless Animals’ Day Candlelight Vigil. Check out the 2012 event schedule and see if there is a local candlelight vigil you can attend. These events often include adopt-a-thons, microchip clinics, and speeches by humane officers, shelter personnel, and local veterinarians.
Unable to attend a vigil? Have your voice heard and promote this admirable cause by participating in ISAR’s 11th Annual Virtual Vigil, where you can light a candle and dedicate a message to the world’s homeless animals.