The first full week of February arrives with a mix of serious and fun topics. On the serious side, we’re reminded to be aware of burn hazards and protect children’s mental health. Also spay and neuter our pets, and help protect the Western Monarch butterfly, among other things. On the fun side we […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 2018 the week runs from February 25 to March 3. The Animal Legal Defense Fund created this week in 2009 to: Fight animal abuse Honor […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Burn Awareness Week kicks off the Sunday of the first full week of February. The week’s goal is to raise awareness of burn hazards and help people learn to avoid getting burned. Now you might think avoiding burns is common sense. But you might also be surprised at how many potential hazards you just […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
The beginning of tax season also brings us Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week. Why? Because every year thieves and scammers use other people’s tax IDs to file tax returns and commit other fraud. So every year the IRS tries to raise awareness of these scams, how to avoid them, and what to do if […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. It’s an official day, designated by presidential proclamation every year. Other countries, including Canada, also designate September as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. In the UK Prostate Cancer Awareness Month is in March. Also in September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Week, observed during the third week of the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The second week in every August is Feeding Pets of the Homeless Week. Yes, homeless people have pets. And they need to eat too. Are you surprised that people who may barely be able to feed themselves would willingly care for an animal that also needs food? And often feed that animal before themselves? Don’t […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
On Assistance Dog Day we honor assistance dogs and their trainers. Without them people who live with disabilities or illnesses may not be able to lead independent lives. These very special dogs help their masters navigate the world and even keep them safe. But they’re more than just helpers. As a constant companion, they’re also […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Summer activities, and especially fireworks associated with Independence Day, can increase the risk for eye injuries. So as a reminder to protect your eyes, the week that includes July 4 each year is National Prevention of Eye Injuries Awareness Week. An eye injury can affect your vision for the rest of your life. So protect […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Today we recognize that natural disasters affect our pets as much as ourselves. National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day reminds us to make sure all family members have disaster-preparedness kits—including the furry ones! Yes, pets are also members of our family. And we always want all our family members to survive a disaster. This day was […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.