International Homeless Animals’ Day: How to Help Pets in Need

Homeless cat

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.

Spay/Neuter

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.

Adopt

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.

 

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.