International: 04/10/09 is WORLD ANIMALS DAY – Please Celebrate

Just a reminder to everyone, wherever you are, that Sunday 4th October (04/10/09) is ‘World Animals Day’.

A day to celebrate animal life in all its forms and to think again about the diverse and so important roles that all animals play in our daily lives.  Also a time to consider the wonderful achievements we have all made for global animal welfare issues during past years, and to give ourselves another surge of power to go out in the next year and go one step even further !

Whatever you are doing on the day, have a great time with all your animal pals. 

If you are able, please give a little of your time to suport animals on this day – a donation, signing petitions, writing a letter about an issue, fundraising, whatever !

Remember – “efforts may fail, but do not fail to make an effort !”

Thank You all for your support of this site during the year;

we grow forever stronger – SAV.

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Make a note in your diary; this Sunday – 4th October 2009.

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Source; Wikipedia

World Animal Day is celebrated each year on 4 October. It started in Florence, Italy in 1931 at a convention of ecologists.[1] On this day, animal life in all its forms is celebrated, and special events are planned on locations all over the globe. 4 October was originally chosen for World Animal Day because it is the feast day of Francis of Assisi, a nature lover and patron saint of animals and the environment. Numerous churches throughout the world observe the Sunday closest to 4 October with a Blessing for the Animals.

However, World Animal Day has now gone beyond being the celebration of a Christian saint and is today observed by animal-lovers of all beliefs, nationalities and backgrounds. Animal blessings are held in churches, synagogues, and by independent Animal Chaplains in parks and fields.[2] Animal rescue shelters hold fundraising events and open days, wildlife groups organize information displays, schools undertake animal-related project work and individuals and groups of friends or co-workers donate to animal charities or pledge to sponsor a shelter animal. 

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MISSION STATEMENT – WORLD ANIMAL DAY

  • To celebrate animal life in all its forms
  • To celebrate humankind’s relationship with the animal kingdom
  • To acknowledge the diverse roles that animals play in our lives – from being our companions, supporting and helping us, to bringing a sense of wonder into our lives
  • To acknowledge and be thankful for the way in which animals enrich our lives

For detailed information please visit the following:

http://www.worldanimalday.org.uk/about.asp

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Events Diary:

http://www.worldanimalday.org.uk/events_diary2009.asp

World Ambassadors:

http://www.worldanimalday.org.uk/Ambassadors/Webpages/AmbassadorIntro.asp

Celebrity Supporters:

http://www.worldanimalday.org.uk/celebrity.asp

Media:

http://www.worldanimalday.org.uk/press_latestyear.asp

Contact WAD:

http://www.worldanimalday.org.uk/contact_us.asp

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