International Animal Day 2013

Adopt a pet on International Animal Day

On Friday, October 4, International Animal Day will be celebrated all over the world. As always, The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Israel invites the public to adopt a dog or a cat.

The goal of World Animal Day is recognition of the importance and beauty of the animal world, to show appreciation for the ways that animals enrich our lives and for the many roles that they fill in their unique way. This tradition started in Florence, Italy in 1931, when ecologists held a special conference warning of the encroaching danger of extinction for various species in the animal world at that time. Since then, this day has become a day for all animals and the people who love and respect them, and is celebrated in various ways throughout the world with no regard to nationality, religion, faith or political ideology.

We hope that the time will come when we won’t need special days as reminders of the importance of animals and of how we benefit from them.