August 18th is International Homeless Animals Day. Their slogan is: “Become part of the solution”.
The International Society for Animal Rights established International Homeless Animals Day in 1992, and it falls on the third Saturday in August.
The goal of this society is stated sadly, but simply; “keeping the issue of dog and cat overpopulation before the public until victory is achieved and humane societies can return to their purpose of preventing suffering instead of being exhausted by ceaseless killing”.
In other words, we are going to make a loud noise, until the international community begins to take steps to end animal overpopulation and homelessness.
The International Society for Animal Rights, or ISAR has been shining a light on the issue of homeless dogs for 16 years
Become part of the solution? How can we help?
Animal homelessness happens everywhere, but there are strong concentrations in poor communities worldwide.
In many parts of the world, animals that we would think of only as pets run wild in the streets and towns. No one cares. In some of these places, it’s understandable because the people who live there can barely feed and care for themselves and their loved ones, let alone taking in an animal.
What can we do right now?
ISAR suggests activities in your community like: “candlelight vigils, adopt-a-thons, spay/neuter clinics and microchip clinics”. They even offer planning packets to help you along. Small community events can be extremely impactful. This International Homeless Animal Day event was held in Switzerland.
Consider holding a small event in your community that raises awareness, or raises that most important commodity of all, money.
It takes money to have spay and neuter clinics that handle overpopulation. ISAR is a time-tested organization.
Be a part of their Facebook event here.