2 Ways to Celebrate World Animal Day

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World Animal Day is an annual national awareness day – celebrated on the 4th October each year – which began in 1931 with the aim to raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe.

To achieve this, animal welfare organisations, community groups, youth and children’s clubs, businesses and individuals are encouraged to organise events to celebrate this special day. It’s something that everyone can join in with, whether they are part of an organisation, group, or an individual.

Would you like to contribute towards making the world a kinder, more compassionate place? Perhaps you’d like to fundraise for a local animal welfare organisation or charity that’s doing great work?

World Animal Day is your chance to make a difference, and here are two ways you can get involved…

1. Take part in the Annual World Animal Day Global Wave

An Annual Global Wave is organised every year to mark World Animal Day. Whoever you are, wherever you are, you can help improve the lives of animals around the world!

In the weeks leading up to the 4th October, take ONE extra photo to help promote World Animal Day. By sharing your #WorldAnimalDay photo with friends on social media, you play an important role in raising global awareness of World Animal Day.

2. Host your own event

Get involved and make a difference for animals by organising your own fundraising event and donate the funds to an animal welfare charity that holds a special place in your heart. The size of the event isn’t important – showing you care and are encouraging others to do the same is what matters the most.

If you register as a user on the World Animal Day website, you can add your event to the Global Diary of World Animal Day Events where you can gain access to time-saving resources such as logos, posters, flyers and leaflets.

Be part of something amazing! If you care about animals, don’t miss this special opportunity to help make animal welfare issues front page news around the globe.

For more information about World Animal Day, visit www.worldanimalday.org.uk

Posted September 13, 2016 by Cara Zaleski in Press

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