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International Homeless Animals Day is August 17

Aug 14, 2013 06:59AM
Organizations around the world come together on the third Saturday of August to raise awareness about the pet overpopulation epidemic. International Homeless Animals’ Day activities often include candlelight vigils, adopt-a-thons, spay/neuter clinics, microchip clinics, blessings of the animals, and heartfelt speeches given by council members, local veterinarians, humane officers and shelter personnel. Here in Fernandina Beach, Mayor Sarah Pelican has proclaimed the month of August as Homeless Animals Month, as rescue groups and shelters are filled with homeless cats and dogs who need a second chance.

Cats Angels will commemorate International Homeless Animals Day on Saturday, August 17 with its annual Walk and Vigil. It begins at the Central Park gazebo and concludes with a candlelight vigil.

For more information about International Homeless Animals Day, visit www.isaronline.org. Consider adopting a homeless animal during the month of August, and if you have a dog or cat, be sure to spay and neuter your pet. For more information about adoption or services, call Cats Angels at (904) 321-2267.