May 4, 2010
“So many animals. So many ways to be kind.” That’s the inspiring theme of this year’s Be Kind to Animals Week, an annual event started by the American Humane Association in 1915 to encourage compassion toward animals. Every year, animal shelters throughout the country hold special events during Be Kind to Animals Week to raise awareness about animals in our homes and communities and to celebrate the unique bond between humans and animals.
In honor of Be Kind to Animals Week, we suggests the following ways to show appreciation for the animals around you: • Commit to adopting your next pet from an animal shelter • Report any suspected animal abuse or neglect • Donate to or volunteer at your local animal shelter • Spay or neuter your pets and encourage friends and family to do the same • Spend quality time with your pet • Make sure your pet has an ID tag and microchip • Drive cautiously through areas populated by wild animals such as deer • Plant flowers in your yard that will attract butterflies or hummingbirds • Speak out in your community about the importance of respecting animals • Visit www.americanhumane.org for activities children and adults can do together
For more information on how to make a difference in the life an, please visit www.moorehumane.org