Saturday, August 17, 2019

#InternationalHomelessAnimalsDay #IHAD 28th Annual Commemoration

"ISAR’s International Homeless Animals’ Day Set to Shed Light on Pet Overpopulation Epidemic and the Spay/Neuter and Adoption Solution"

On IHAD animal advocates across the globe organize local events that create a positive impact on the lives of animals in their community including adoption events, dog walks, candlelight vigils, spay/neuter and microchip clinics, blessings of the animals, open houses, information stalls, and much more to raise awareness of pet overpopulation and its simple solution: spay/neuter and pet adoption.

About International Homeless Animals’ Day

Over a decade ago, ISAR realized the need to bring widespread public attention to the overwhelming crisis of pet overpopulation, and in 1992 created and sponsored International Homeless Animals’ Day, a day that has come to symbolize hope for homeless and unwanted companion animals.  Since its inception, ISAR’s International Homeless Animals’ Day has continued to grow and gain momentum in the war against dog and cat overpopulation. To date, International Homeless Animals’ Day observances have been held in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, in over 50 countries, on 6 continents.
Taken from the ISR Facebook page

Always observed on the third Saturday in August, IHAD sheds light on the tragedy of pet overpopulation and the urgent need for affordable spay/neuter programs to help save the lives of animals by educating the public on the importance of spaying and neutering their pets and adopting their next pet from a shelter.

 Please support the animals in your local community by attending an IHAD event - United States: International: If you can't attend an event or if there's no event in your area, we encourage you to visit your local animal shelter to volunteer your services, donate food, or shelter wish list items.

If you are in Michigan, check out our side bar on our blog were we ALWAYS feature animals who need homes!! 

**All of the above information (except for our graphic) was shared WITH PERMISSION from an associate at ISAR (International Society for Animal Rights)


  1. This is awesome for sure. Mom and dad are doing their part by building up their shelter donations for an upcoming visit.

    1. YAY Mom and Dad! I usually donate at least once a year....mine is usually by the holidays. I have to get my act together and start putting away stuff to donate!

  2. We sure hope the homeless number decrease and decrease some more!

  3. If you feed them, fix them! I hope more and more folks understand this, and more low-cost spay/neuter clinics everywhere, we can make a difference!

  4. We support our local groups that help with spay/neuter and education of families. We do hope people start being better to our dear pets

  5. We wish that one day every anipal has a forever home. Purrs

  6. We hope for a day that every companion animal has a home of its own.

  7. Thanks for spreading the word. I wish all kitties could have forever homes. XO

  8. This is such an important thing to do. In Portugal in some cities we already have some groups that spay and neuter homeless cats, but there's still lots of work to be done.

  9. What a wonderful cause to promote--sad that there are still so many homeless animals!

  10. I hadn't heard of this before! I'm so glad you shared. Homeless animals just rip my heart in pieces.

  11. Yes! We heartily agree! We donate to our vet's shelter for so called unadoptable kitties...and to the shelter that Dalton came from, too.