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SEPTEMBER—September celebrates all creatures big and small with several animal-related dates. On September 14, we celebrate “National Pet Memorial Day” to celebrate the beloved pets we have loved and lost. This month we remind ourselves of the billions of farmed animals throughout the world during the week of the 14th. All too often forgotten, they need our protection just as much as companion and wild animals do. Try reading Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer to get a better idea of the issues facing animals raised for food and what you can do about them. The first thing we can all do to help these animals is to adopt a vegetarian or vegan diet.

We also celebrate our founding day on the 15th— for 66 years NHES has been fostering a sentiment of kindness through education programs and rescuing needy animals. Finally, on September 22, we take time to celebrate the elephant on Elephant Appreciation Day.




 January 2014

 February 2014

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. 25
Polar Bear Day - Feb. 27

 March 2014

 April 2014

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. 13-19
World Week for Animals in Laboratories - Apr. 13-19
Earth Day - Apr. 22
World Penguin Day - Apr. 25
Save the Frogs Day - Apr. 26

 May 2014

 June 2014

International Respect for Chickens Day -
May 4
National Pet Week - May 4-10
International Migratory Bird Day - May 10
Be Kind to Animals Week - May 11-17
Endangered Species Day - May 16
National Dog Bite Prevention Week -
May 18-24
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 10
International Day of Action for Elephants in Zoos - June 14
Take Your Dog to Work Day - June 20

 July 2014

 August  2014

George Bernard Shaw's Birthday - July 7

National Homeless Animals Day - Aug. 16
National Dog Day - Aug. 26

 September 2014

 October 2014

National Pet Memorial Day - Sep. 14
National Humane Education Society Founded 1948 - Sep. 15
International Coastal Cleanup Day - Sep. 20
National Dog Week - Sep. 14-20
National Farm Animals Awareness Week - Sep. 14-20
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. 12-18
Make a Difference Day - Oct. 27

 November 2014

 December 2014

Adopt a Senior Pet Month

World Vegan Day - Nov. 1
National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week - Nov. 2-8
Fur Free Friday - Nov. 28

NHES Founder Anna C. Briggs’ Birthday - Dec. 9
National Day of Animal Rights - Dec. 10
National Day of the Horse - Dec. 13
Endangered Species Act signed 1973 -
Dec. 28






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