By Greg Lawson,
Join us in remembering all the lost ones, all the
discarded ones, the ones who need our love. August 17th is National
Homeless Animals Day. Spread the word about the five points of
responsible animal guardianship...
* Consider if you can adequately provide food, medical
care and a safe environment before you acquire a companion animal.
Remember, it's a long time commitment.
* Adopt a homeless animal rather than buying from a pet store.
* Have your companion animal spayed or neutered.
* Identify your animal with a tag or microchip.
* If your animal friend has behavioral problems, invest in obedience
training. Don't let problems become an excuse to discard someone who
depends on you.
Twelve animal rights/welfare/protection groups will be
holding a candlelight vigil in my city of El Paso on August 17 in memory
of the 22,000 companion animals euthanized here each year. Learn more
about this national campaign, where a vigil is being held near you or
request a Vigil Packet by visiting
ISAR Campaigns: National Homeless Animals' Day
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