With the holidays in full swing, many parents are now in full shopping mode. And some are already in full panic mode. The reason for all this? Their kids want the latest hot toys. And the parents want to see their kids’ faces light up when they get those toys. But in the […]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.
It’s National Apple Month for all of October! It’s a whole month for eating and promoting apples. Trying new apples. Experimenting with apple recipes. Yum! Apple Month grew out of National Apple Week, created in 1904 by the US Apple Association. According to the Association this month’s goal is to “increase apple industry […]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.
During the month of October it’s time to correct the impression of pit bulls as dangerous. It’s National Pit Bull Awareness Month, a month to spread the word that pit bulls are loyal and courageous. Not dangerous killers. The Month grew from National Pit Bull Awareness Day, held on the last Saturday in October. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Every year millions (yes Millions!) of dogs end up in shelters around the country. They sit in cages, wondering what they did wrong. Hoping for a second chance to love and play with a family again. The lucky ones get that chance. And every October the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Did you know? Millions of Koalas lived happily in Australia when Europeans first arrived. Today fewer than 100,000 remain in the wild. The Australian Koala Foundation (AKF) estimates the number to be between 43,000 and 80,000. That’s why we need Save the Koala Month. It’s AKF’s main fundraiser, held every September to help it […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month! Why is that exciting? Because it’s another chance to spread the word about the joy of senior pets. Sadly, senior pets that end up in shelters are less likely to make it out alive than younger animals. And not because they die of old age before they […]Continue Reading... No Comments.