May 3, 2008

Camera Critter: Be Kind To Animals Week

Camera Critters

Be Kind to Animals Week
May 4th to May 10th, 2008

The American Humane Association created Be Kind to Animals Week in 1915 to celebrate the unique bond between humans and animals.

Here are some simple things you can do during Be Kind to Animals week and throughout the year to show kindness to animals:

Speak out for animals. Get active in local animal welfare policies and legislation. Also, register with us to receive timely Action Alerts about issues affecting animals. You’ll be able to make a difference for animals with just the click of your mouse.

Report animal abuse. While acts of violence against animals are tragic in their own right, they are also a red flag for other violent behavior, including domestic abuse and violent crime.

Appreciate wildlife. Create an inviting space in your yard and garden for butterflies, hummingbirds and other creatures.

Share kindness. Teach the people in your life, especially children, about the importance of being kind to animals.

Make a donation to your local animal shelter. A donation can be your time, money, or needed items like pet food or laundry detergent. Call them first and see what they need.

Adopt a pet from a shelter or breed-specific rescue. Approximately 8 to 12 million animals enter our nation’s shelters every year, and more than half of these pets will have to be euthanized because of a lack of homes. Local shelters are the best place to find companion animals, even purebreds -- one out of every four dogs in a shelter is a purebred.

Help solve the tragedy of euthanasia of adoptable animals by not contributing to the problem. If you have pets, make sure they are spayed or neutered. Pets should be microchipped and should always wear a collar with an ID tag, so they can be reunited with you quickly if they are ever lost.

Be a responsible pet guardian. Keep a collar with an ID tag on your pet, in case he or she gets lost, and take your pet to the veterinarian every year for vaccinations and a health check.

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  1. I'm all for adopting a pet ... thanks for this post; definitely a good way to help pet owners (as well as non-pet owners) learn how we should take care of the animals around us. :)

  2. You are welcome Mharia and Teena! Thanks for visiting.

  3. This is a great post! So, since it's Be Kind to Animals week - I should go adopt a few more critters, right??? I can't wait to tell Hubs that I HAVE to adopt more critters to do my part :-)

  4. Thank you. This is very good info -- great post.

  5. What a wonderful thing to post about! That is very thoughtful of you.

  6. Great idea for a post and I did not know it was Kind to Animals week.

  7. Misty_Dawn...don't tell hubby, just do it THEN tell him! LOL are welcome!

    Tammy...Thank you!


  8. I didn't know of this.I must congratulate you on creating this awareness. :)

  9. Thankls for the special reminders- Be kind to animals week huh. Will do

  10. Thanks for sharing all that very good points

  11. Thank you all for visiting and commenting!

    Have a great Sunday!

  12. Nice Camera Critter Meme post. I wish I could do more for animals, but alas, it's difficult. I hope with my photography, that I can take to unusual and "creepy" and make them more attractive to everyone. All of the critters on this planet deserve our respect...especially acrobatic beetles. 8v)


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