World Animal Day

4th October, 2022

Worldwide | Free

World Animal Day raises the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe. Building the celebration of World Animal Day unites the animal welfare movement, mobilising it into a global force to make the world a better place for all animals.

It's celebrated in different ways in every country, irrespective of nationality, religion, faith or political ideology. Through increased awareness and education we can create a world where animals are always recognised as sentient beings and full regard is always paid to their welfare.

Types of events include:

  • awareness & educational events;
  • shelter open days & pet adoption events;
  • Increased awareness, combined with better education for both adults and children, is slowly swaying the attitudes of people towards treating animals in a humane and compassionate way.
  • conferences & workshops;
  • animal blessing services;
  • fundraising events such as concerts and sponsored walks through to gala balls;
  • school events to educate the younger generation such as animal-related competitions, concerts & film shows;
  • workshops to educate the owners of working animals;
  • spay & neuter marathons and veterinary treatment camps;
  • rabies prevention awareness and vaccination;
  • radio & TV interviews to raise awareness of animal issues & World Animal Day and its mission
  • peaceful protest marches to either raise awareness of a specific animal welfare issue or to encourage governments to introduce animal protection legislation.

Organised by World Animal Day

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