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World Animal Day

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4th October.

Show the Animals you Care and help make 2010 the Biggest and Best Yet!.

This special day is only a few short months away so now is the time to begin making plans! World Animal Day presents a wonderful opportunity for everyone who cares about animals to be seen standing united with animal advocates around the world in order to heighten public awareness of animal issues - an opportunity far too good to miss!

World Animal Day is not linked to any one individual, organisation or campaign, but belongs to everyone.

Participation in World Animal Day is growing rapidly. At least 80 countries got involved last year and the number of events more than doubled.

Increased awareness of animal issues will eventually lead the way to improved standards of welfare throughout the globe - and what an achievement that will be!

Be inspired to get involved by reading reports about some of last year’s events to highlight animal welfare issues and fundraise, that were organised by large multi-national organisations right through to small grass roots groups with very limited means. Simply follow the links at the top of the website home page to World Animal Day 2009 and previous years.

We currently have 71 World Animal Day Ambassadors representing 63 countries – all of whom are working hard to raise awareness of World Animal Day in their own countries.

The aim of is to encourage everybody to use this special day to commemorate their love and respect for animals and celebrate our special relationship with the animal kingdom. The ‘Get Involved’ section of the website includes plenty of ideas and useful resources to help you organise a successful World Animal Day event. Many of the ideas are relatively easy to organise, however, for those who want to be more adventurous, there are also some that require a little more time and effort - but with some keen helpers on board anything is possible – the sky’s the limit!

The website provides free publicity to any group or individual who is doing something special connected with animals on or around 4 October. Events can take place up to 2 weeks either side of 4 October and still be advertised on the website – as long as they are being advertised as a World Animal Day event of course! You can also help by raising awareness of World Animal Day to family, friends, neighbours and colleagues; information can be included in newsletters; and website links created. Full instructions for a number of different styles of weblink are available in the ‘Resources’ section of the website where you will also find the World Animal Day Logo in various formats and other useful resources that can be freely downloaded to help with event planning.

For more information about World Animal Day, please visit:

Be part of something special – get involved and show the animals you care.