These days, animals and people are under stress from the Coronavirus. We all want to get back outside. And I miss my Daily Dog Dairy meet ups/petting time with doggies and their dog parents! Let’s open up our communities soon!
May is a wonderful month to celebrate our loving pets! Here’s a summary of pet awareness days in May. Enjoy!
May 6-11: Be Kind To Animals Week. Did you know that Be Kind To Animals Week is the longest-running commemorative week in U.S. history? And it’s the most successful humane education campaign ever! Be Kind To Animals Week celebrates its 105th anniversary in 2020!
May 9 (or the second Saturday in May): National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day. Veterinarians hope this day will encourage all pet parents to plan for their pet’s safety. Animal disaster preparedness includes the basics: Water, dry pet food, copies of your pet’s medical records, your veterinarian’s contact info, toys, bedding, extra pet collars and leashes, garbage bags and disinfectants. And remember your pet’s first aid kit.
May 9 (or the second Saturday in May): World Migratory Bird Day. In 2020, World Migratory Bird Day celebrates the day with the theme, “Birds Connect Our World.” Most of us appreciate migratory birds from a distance. But researchers use tracking technologies to learn about migratory routes, hazards along the routes, and conservation activities to help migratory birds.
May 15: Endangered Species Day. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will recognize our “national conservation efforts to protect our nation’s endangered species and their habitats.” The National Wildlife Federation also encourages people to learn about and celebrate the progress made to protect wildlife since the creation of the 1973 Endangered Species Act.
May 23: World Turtle Day. This day is to celebrate and protect turtles and tortoises and their disappearing habitats around the world. Are turtles and tortoises reptiles or amphibians? What’s the difference between a turtle and a tortoise? Do turtles have teeth?
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Dr. Pet Mom
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