Aug. 18: International Homeless Animals Day
Pet overpopulation is a huge, ongoing problem. There are millions of homeless pets in America, and most of them will be put down before they can find loving homes. Aug. 18 has been named International Homeless Animals Day to spread awareness about this heartbreaking situation. You can do your part to help on this day or any other day. The No. 1 most important thing you can do is to spay and neuter your pets. If you’re considering adopting a pet, instead of buying from a breeder or pet store, visit a shelter and choose to give a home to a homeless animal who needs love. If you can’t adopt a pet full-time, you can foster a pet until a suitable forever home is found. And even if you can't have animals in your home, you can always volunteer in any number of ways at your local shelter, to let the homeless animals know that someone loves them and cares about them.