• Adopt a Dog Month—Program of American Humane Association (AHA)
• Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month—Program of American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
10/01 (Th) - 10/07 (W)—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!
10/2 (F)—World Farm Animals Day—dedicated to exposing and memorializing the 65 billion land animals raised for food who suffer and die every year.
10/04 (Su)—World Animal Day—Program of Naturewatch
10/16 (F)—Global Cat Day—Program of Alley Cat Allies (ACA)
TBA—Iowa Federation of Humane Societies (IFHS) Quarterly Board Meeting—11am to 2pm at the Animal Rescue League, 5452 NE 22nd St, Des Moines, Iowa. IFHS is the statewide umbrella group for local humane societies, shelters, and pounds. Contact us if you want a ride.
10/29 (Th) —National Cat Day—founded in 2005 by Pet Lifestyle Expert & Animal Welfare Advocate Colleen Paige to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of cats that need to be rescued each year and also to encourage cat lovers to celebrate the cat(s) in their life for the unconditional love and companionship they bestow upon us.