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We’re a day late, but we had a busy day yesterday attending the Guide Dogs of America graduation. Yesterday was a special day because Derby’s brother, Dexter graduated and is now a working Guide Dog. We took lots of video and pictures of Dexter and posted a few pics to our Facebook Fanpage.
Here’s one of Dexter looking handsome in his new harness:
Anyways, back to our message: Starting yesterday, May 2nd it’s “Be Kind To Animals Week”
Be Kind To Animals Week
So what is Be Kind To Animals Week? Well, here’s a short quote from the American Humane Society Website:
…we commemorate the role animals play in our lives, promote ways to continue to treat them humanely, and encourage others, especially children, to do the same.
Can you believe this event has been celebrated every year dating back to 1915? That’s 95 years! Of course we should be kind to animals all year round and the American Humane Society website points out several way we can help out throughout the year.
One I’d like to point out that rings true to me is to adopt your next pet from the animal shelter. It’s estimated that over 3.7 million pets are euthanized each year at our nation’s animal shelters. If you’re not in the market to adopt a pet you can also help shelters and rescue by volunteering. In the past we’ve volunteered as foster parents for puppies. We raised several litters and helped place them in good homes. It’s a great experience and if you’re up for the challenge I highly recommend fostering dogs or puppies to help alleviate the burden on our local shelters and rescues.
So what are you waiting for? Get the word out and let everyone know that it’s Be Kind To Animals week.