Be Proactive During Be Kind to Animals Week
Building a better world for all of us begins with a few simple actions and American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, is challenging people to commit to protecting and improving the lives of millions of pet friends during this year’s “Be Kind to Animals Week®” (May 2-8), the oldest commemorative week in U.S. history, and the nation’s longest-running humane education campaign.
We have featured in this article several art pieces by Morgan Dennis, the artist most famously tied to “Be Kind to Animals Week.” He unveils the first of many posters for the week. Each year, his poster is a powerful visual representation of a person – usually a child – displaying an act of kindness toward an animal in need. His period specific details – from the fashions worn to even the model years of the cars – create a timeless snapshot of each particular year.
Here are a few ways you can get involved and help celebrate “Be Kind to Animals Week®”:
1. TAKE THE KINDNESS PLEDGE
I believe in kindness and compassion for all animals, and that all animals are entitled to humane treatment.
I will be kind to animals all year round by pledging to:
2. ADOPT A PET FROM A SHELTER OR RESCUE
This year, as AH marks the 106th anniversary of Be Kind to Animals week, kindness is more important than ever. In the midst of a worldwide pandemic, we cannot forget the most vulnerable among us – our pets, who spread only love, not the virus. We call on everyone to foster or adopt a “pandemic pet” from a shelter, support those shelters that are struggling and take our online pledge to build a more compassionate world.
3. COMMIT TO KINDNESS 365 DAYS A YEAR
American Humane spreads kindness each day of the year by working tirelessly, but we simply can’t do it alone. Monthly support from friends like you enables us to help animals, whenever and wherever they’re in need. Your generous contribution helps us rescue animals in floods, hurricanes and other disasters, work unceasingly to stop unthinkable cruelty in puppy mills, reunite our brave retired military dogs with their handlers, provide those K-9 heroes with the lifelong healthcare they deserve and so much more.
4. SHOW YOUR SUPPORT ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Make a post and be sure to use the hashtag #BeKindToAnimalsWeek to help tell the story of how you are enriching the lives of those pets you love – and how they enrich yours!
We want to say thank you for your efforts during be kind to animals week – and every week out of the year.
At Full Circle Veterinary Care we support all efforts to Be Kind to Animals all year long. 🙂
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From – AH