Be Kind to Animals Week
May brings two very important events for animal lovers. The first is National Be Kind to Animals Week. This event, celebrated since 1915, is sponsored by the American Humane Association and celebrates the unique bond between animals and people. They offer suggestions on ways to be kind to animals all year as well as during this special week. If you haven’t heard of the American Humane Association, take a few minutes this month to visit their website and learn about the wonderful things they do. American Humane was founded in 1877 and is “the only national organization dedicated to protecting both children and animals.”
National Dog Bite Prevention Week is also held in May. This event was first created through a congressional resolution and is now sponsored by the American Veterinary Medical Association. The focus of this week is to encourage implementation of effective dog bite injury prevention programs and responsible dog ownership. The AVMA and HSUS offer suggestions on how to do both of these as well as how to behave around animals.
(updated 11/29/12, Melanie Justice, email@example.com)