Did you know that today, April 11 is National Pet Day? It's is a day to celebrate your furry best friend and also to remember the thousands of animals who are still waiting for their forever homes.
National Pet Day was founded by celebrity pet lifestyle expert & animal welfare advocate Colleen Paige and is sponsored by the Animal Miracle Foundation & Network to celebrate the joy pets bring to our lives and to create public awareness about the plight of so many different kinds of animals in shelters all across the nation.
It's estimated that approximately 16,000 pets die in U.S. shelters every single day. This means that roughly every single hour of the day, 667 animals are taking their last breath. That's just cats and dogs and does not include the thousands of other animals that people consider pets.
You can also celebrate National Pet Day by volunteering your time at a local animal shelter, and always remember to Adopt, Don’t Shop!
To learn more about National Pet Day, “like” their Facebook page, follow them on Twitter or visit their website at www.petdayusa.com.