Please join The Animal Spirit's annual Homeless Animals'
Day Online Candlelight Vigil for 2005.
light a candle in honor of the millions of animals who are killed every
year because there are not enough homes.
After lighting a candle:
* Please make a commitment to educate at least one other
person about the homeless animal crisis.
-- Hand out the free flyers found at:
-- Hand out our free brochure that explains the
Trap-Neuter-Return method of helping homeless cats.
-- You can write a letter to the editor of your local
newspaper. See sample below:
Aug. 20 is Homeless Animals' Day. The International Society for Animal
Rights began this day to publicize companion animal overpopulation,
increase public awareness of the millions of animals killed in shelters
annually due to a lack of homes and to emphasize the importance of spaying
The total number of animals killed in shelters has been
debated. Some estimate there are about 4 million to 5 million animals
killed every year in shelters, while others think the number is much
higher (10 million to 12 million). These estimates are only for shelter
animals; they do not include street animals who die before ever making it
Whatever the true estimate is, millions of animals die
because there are not enough homes.
On Homeless Animals' Day, make a commitment to support
rescue efforts. Support your local shelter, your local rescue group and
your local independent rescuers. You can do this by having your own
animals spayed or neutered, adopting your next companion animal and
educating others about the importance of spaying or neutering and
We can end the tragic cycle of killing.
* Please make a commitment to help at least one homeless
-- Donate your time to a local animal shelter or rescue.
-- Donate much needed supplies to your local animal
shelter or rescue. Visit
-- If you can adopt a homeless animal, do it soon! If you
cannot adopt, sponsor an animal at your local shelter or rescue.
-- Spay or neuter at least one animal this month. If your
companion animals are already spayed/neutered, spay/neuter a homeless
animal, or volunteer to pay for a spay/neuter procedure that someone
Don't forget to light your candle:
Thank you to our friends at Bravenet for this free
Go on to All Beings That
Feel Pain Deserve Rights
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