June Pet Awareness Days πŸ—“οΈ

June is here and summer is in the air! 2020 remains a troubling year for the entire planet – even more reason to celebrate the gift of love from our pets! Embrace their unbridled love to warm your heart!

Monthly Celebrations

Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month: The ASPCA reminds us that June is the peak kitten season. Local kitten nurseries and rescue groups are preparing for the flow of newborn kittens and homeless cats.

If you can’t adopt, design a fundraising campaign for a local rescue. Make a donation or foster a cat.

Social PETworking Month: You know how you love watching videos of animals playing, doing sillies or wonderful adoption stories? Social PETworking is a great way for animals lovers to promote pet adoptions through the power of social media.

When you go online this month, share your favorite doggy ice cream recipe, promote virtual volunteering for a local rescue or shelter organization. And share photos of your fave kitty or doggy.



National Pet Preparedness Month: June is the start of the hurricane season in many areas around the country. Seasonal disasters include flooding, tornadoes and wildfires.

Pet preparedness includes a pet emergency plan and first aid kit, and 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.

Weekly Celebrations

June 7-13: Pet Appreciation Week. First full week in June. Appreciation means doing something special for all your pets, take them for extra walks, give your kitty a special treat, or play some of their favorite pet music!

June 22-26: Take Your Dog to Work Week. Many of us are already taking our pets to work as we work from home. Our pets remind us to be calm, focus on the task and whistle while we telework!

June 22-28: National Pollinator Week. As summer approaches, it’s time to celebrate the pollinators and how we can protect them. The population of pollinators (birds, bees, butterflies, bats, beetles) is declining. Celebrate Pollinator Week by requesting local establishments and buildings to light up yellow and orange in support of pollinators!



Daily Celebrations

June 8: National Best Friends Day. The Best Friends Animal Society is promoting June 8 to honor our “furry friends and to help save the lives of homeless pets everywhere.” Your donation can help homeless cats and dogs find a best friend and forever home.

June 11: Just One Day. June 11 is one day to raise awareness about homeless animals living in shelters. Sadly, over 10,000 animals are euthanized each day in the US. For just one day, let’s have a day when NO animals are euthanized. Take one day to change the life of just one animal.

June 14: World Pet Memorial Day. On the second Sunday in June, remember your pets who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Remember how much they loved you, brought joy to your life and made you a better person. It’s OK to miss them every day. J


Tombstone image (modified): arlboston.org/national-pet-memorial-day/

June 15: International Working Animal Day. Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad (SPANA) created a reminder about the role of working animals in developing countries worldwide. Over 200 million horses, elephants, donkeys and camels work to support the livelihood of over 600 million people. Work include transporting people and carrying heavy loads. SPANA encourages a life free from suffering for these working animals.

June 22: Take Your Cat to Work Day. Add another pet to your telework day! You’ll need to practice leashing your cat for a walk, but exercise should be part of your kitty’s routine. And it’s good for you to share play time with your kitty.

June 24: Cat World Domination Day. Do you think that cats rule? ASPCA statistics show that in 2016, 85.5 million cats were family pets compared to 78 millions dogs in the United States. Visit any social media site to see if cats rule…

Thanks for stopping by! 😎
Dr. Pet Mom

The zoo is a place for animals to study the behavior of human beings.”
–Anonymous

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