• Adopt a Dog Month
—Program of American Humane Association
• Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month
—Program of American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
10/01 (Su) - 10/07 (F)
—National Walk Your Dog Week—founded in 2010 by Celebrity Pet Lifestyle Expert and Animal Rescuer Colleen Paige, to bring awareness to the ever increasing problem of canine behavior issues and canine obesity in America. Sponsored by Animal Miracle Network, it aims to improve the health and well being of America’s dogs and sends the message to unchain your dogs!
—World Day for Farmed Animals Day—dedicated to exposing and memorializing the 65 billion land animals raised for food who suffer and die every year.
—World Animal Day—Program of Naturewatch
Feral Cat Day—Program of Alley Cat Allies
• 10/20 (F) —Iowa Federation of Humane Societies (IFHS) Quarterly Board Meeting—11am, Animal Rescue League, 5452 NE 22nd St, Des Moines, Iowa. E-mail us if you'd like to go.
• 10/20 (F) and 10/21 (Sa)—8th Annual 2017 Animal Welfare Conference—Noon, Animal Rescue League, 5452 NE 22nd St, Des Moines, Iowa.