Every year in late February we dedicate one week to raising public awareness about animal abuse and how to stop it. It’s National Justice for Animals Week. For 2017 the week runs from February 26 to March 4. The Animal Legal Defense Fund created this week in 2009 to: Fight animal abuse Honor […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
It’s almost time again for the Audubon Christmas Bird Count! This citizen science effort counts birds in specific areas (15-mile diameter circles) between December 14 and January 5 every year. And you can be a part of it. Circles have been established in the US and Canada, as well as Mexico, Central America, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This holiday season many lucky pets will be getting presents and treats right alongside their human siblings and parents. But many animals stuck in shelters won’t be so lucky. Most shelters are funded mainly by donations. Through careful budgeting and fundraisers they manage to provide basic care for these lost and abandoned animals. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
You love your furry babies, and you want them to stay happy and healthy. But they do get sick. And we do whatever we can to help them. It’s hard to think about, but pets can get cancer too. Pet Cancer Awareness Month shines a light on this sad reality. It also helps […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
So… Lots of holiday sites and blogs tell us November is World Sponge Month. But is it really? These sites list the month, but they don’t tell us anything about it. A few offer opinions on things like germy sponges, SpongeBob, and even the Today sponge. But nothing about how the month started […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
It’s Manatee Awareness Month! These gentle animals seem slow and not too smart. But get to know them and you’ll discover they’re fascinating and quite intelligent. They generally prefer to be left alone to eat, play, and rest. Unfortunately, we can’t seem to leave them or their habitat alone, which threatens their survival. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
October is Raptor Month. At least it used to be. Between 2006 and 2012 there was a Raptor Month website. According to the site, the month was a project of The Avian Promise, Inc. And it was supposed to celebrate birds of prey. As far as we can tell, neither the Raptor Month […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Come October we start preparing for the months ahead. Holiday fun. Winter snow and ice. Short, dark days … Squirrel Awareness Month. That’s right, a whole month for squirrel awareness. Why, you ask? After all, it’s hard to not be aware of them running rampant through your yard. Running out in front of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Wishbones for Pets Month (actually 6 weeks!) is an international pet sitter charity drive. From October 15 through November 30 professional pet sitters raise money and collect supplies for their favorite local pet-related charity. The drive was created by Janet Depathy in 2004. That first year was just her, but the enthusiasm from […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
All month we’re celebrating the often misunderstood and feared bat. Yep, October is Bat Appreciation Month. But you shouldn’t fear or hate bats. They’re fascinating little critters. And while some are quite odd looking, others are downright cute (yes, cute!). We’re not sure who came up with Bat Appreciation Month. Everyone seems to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.