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International Homeless Animals’ Day

Did you know that August 20, 2022, is International Homeless Animals’ Day? This is a day when we all come together to help pets in need. International Homeless Animals’ Day falls on every third Saturday in August and is honored with events and increasing participation every year. The International Society for Animal Rights introduced the day to spread awareness about pet overpopulation and has done meaningful work since, including saving the lives of millions of animals. 

There are millions of homeless animals worldwide, and today, we work to raise awareness about their plight and find ways to save them. This blog post will discuss how you can help homeless animals in your community. We will also provide information on how you can support rescue organizations that work to save these animals. Thank you for helping us make a difference!

Homeless Animals

Homeless animals are a big problem all over the world. It's estimated that there are approximately 600 million homeless animals worldwide, with roughly 50% of them being stray dogs. In the United States alone, it's estimated that there are around 70 million homeless animals.

There are many reasons why there are so many homeless animals. One reason is that many people do not spay or neuter their pets, leading to uncontrolled breeding and more strays. Another reason is that some people abandon their pets or can no longer care for them when they move. And sometimes, animals end up on the streets simply because they've been lost or stolen.

The Anguish of a Homeless Animal

malnourished dog

Homeless animals often suffer from hunger, disease, and exposure to the elements. They also have a much higher risk of being hit by cars or getting into fights with other animals. As a result, their lifespans are typically shorter than those of pets with homes.

How Can We Help

How can we help

Fortunately, there are things you can do to help reduce the number of homeless animals in the world.


One way is to spay or neuter your pets to prevent them from having litters of unwanted puppies or kittens. 

Volunteer or Donate

You can also help by volunteering at your local shelter or rescue group or donating to support their work. Every little bit helps!

Adopt! Don't Shop.


You can also adopt a pet from a shelter or rescue organization instead of buying one from a breeder or pet store.

Save a Life

Save a life

If you ever see a stray animal on the street, don't hesitate to contact your local animal shelter. They will be able to help the animal and find it a loving home.

Fish Oil for Homeless Animals

Fish oil is a great way to improve the health of homeless dogs or animals. It is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which have many benefits for dogs, including:

  • Improved skin and coat health
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Heart health
  • Cognitive function
  • Joint health
  • Allergies
  • Immune system

Homeless dogs are often exposed to harsh conditions, such as cold weather, poor nutrition, and parasites. Fish oil can help to offset some of these negative effects by providing essential nutrients that they may not be getting from their food.

In addition to the health benefits, fish oil can also help to make homeless dogs more adoptable. A healthy coat and skin can make a dog look more appealing to potential adopters.

If you are interested in helping homeless dogs, you can donate fish oil to a local animal shelter or rescue organization. Many shelters and rescues offer fish oil as part of their wellness program for homeless dogs.

Here are some of the ways you can donate fish oil to homeless dogs:

  • Donate directly to a local animal shelter or rescue organization. Many shelters and rescues have Amazon wish lists where you can purchase fish oil and other supplies.
  • Donate to a national organization that helps homeless animals. There are many national organizations that help homeless animals, such as the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). These organizations often have programs that provide fish oil to homeless dogs.
  • Purchase fish oil from a company that donates a portion of its proceeds to animal welfare organizations. There are many companies that donate a portion of their proceeds to animal welfare organizations. When you purchase fish oil from one of these companies, you are helping to support homeless animals.

By donating fish oil to homeless dogs, you can help to improve their health and make them more adoptable. Every little bit helps, so please consider donating today!


So on this International Homeless Animals' Day, let's pledge to do our part to help reduce the number of homeless pets worldwide. Together, we can make a difference for these animals who deserve nothing but love and care.