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APRIL Spring is finally here! In addition to flowers and wildlife, this month will bring several notable humane calendar dates. April 12-18 is National Pet ID Week. Did you move or change telephone numbers? If so, make sure the information on your pet's ID tag is current, and encourage your friends and family to get ID tags for their pets. (This could even be a great gift idea!) April 19-25 is World Week for Animals in Laboratories. This week, learn about personal care products and cosmetics that weren't tested on animals. You may even find a new favorite! Last but not least, don't forget that Earth Day is April 22nd! Plant a tree, watch a nature documentary, or start a contest in your family for who can collect the most recyclables!

 January 2015

 February 2015

Adopt a Rescued Bird Month

National Bird Day - Jan. 5
Albert Schweitzer's Birthday - Jan. 14
Squirrel Appreciation Day - Jan 21

 Unchain a Dog Month
National Prevent a Litter Month
Pet Dental Health Month
Responsible Animal Guardian Month
Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month

World Wetlands Day - Feb. 2
Random Acts of Kindness Week - Feb. 10-16
National Pet Theft Awareness Day - Feb. 14
National Justice for Animals Week - Feb. 16-22
Spay Day USA - Feb. 24
Polar Bear Day - Feb. 27

 March 2015

 April 2015

Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month

Buzzard Day - Mar. 15
Great American MEAT-OUT - Mar. 20

Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month
National Pet First Aid Awareness Month

Jane Goodall's Birthday - Apr. 3
National Pet ID Week - Apr. 12-18
World Week for Animals in Laboratories - Apr. 19-25
Earth Day - Apr. 22
Save the Frogs Day - Apr. 25

 May 2015

 June 2015

National Pet Week - May 3-9
Be Kind to Animals Week - May 3-9
Endangered Species Day - May 15
National Dog Bite Prevention Week -
May 17-23
Rachel Carson’s Birthday - May 27

Adopt a Shelter Cat Month

World Environment Day - June 5
World Oceans Day - June 8
World Pet Memorial Day - June 9
International Day of Action for Elephants in Zoos - June 14
Take Your Dog to Work Day - June 26

 July 2015

 August  2015

George Bernard Shaw's Birthday - July 7

National Homeless Animals Day - Aug. 15
National Dog Day - Aug. 26

 September 2015

 October 2015

National Pet Memorial Day - Sep. 13
National Humane Education Society Founded 1948 - Sep. 15
International Coastal Cleanup Day - Sep. 19
National Farm Animals Awareness Week - Sep. 13-19
Elephant Appreciation Day - Sep. 22

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
Vegetarian Awareness Month

World Vegetarian Day - Oct. 1
Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday - Oct. 2
World Farm Animals Day - Oct. 2
St. Francis of Assisi’s Feast Day - Oct. 4
National Feral Cat Day - Oct. 16
National Wolf Awareness Week - Oct. 11-17
Make a Difference Day - Oct. 24

 November 2015

 December 2015

Adopt a Senior Pet Month

World Vegan Day - Nov. 1
National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week - Nov. 1-7
Fur Free Friday - Nov. 27

NHES Founder Anna C. Briggs’ Birthday - Dec. 9
National Day of the Horse - Dec. 13
Endangered Species Act signed 1973 -
Dec. 28









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