It’s July, Summer time and the Livin’ is…HOT!
A message from our Executive Director – Julia Glyde
It’s so hard to believe that we are already half through this year….
where has the time gone?
This month it is our hope to empower pet parents with tips to help them better decisions regarding their pet’s welfare during July when the weather is hot and the fireworks begin.
Public education is important to improving the lives of animals in every community. Every summer we see the same trend—from animals left in hot cars to dogs running away on the 4th of July.
Looking for some Animal Holidays to celebrate?
Ohhhh yes we have them!
Here’s a few to add to your celebration…..
July is “National Doghouse Repairs Month”
The perfect time to inspect your dog’s outdoor home.
This US holiday is no holiday for dogs; the sounds of fireworks causes many dogs to panic and run, resulting in many lost dogs every year.
Make sure your dog’s Microchip information is up to date.
Statistics show the presence of a microchip has a significant positive impact on overall return-to owner rates. 73 % of the owners of microchipped pets were found. The average return to owner rate for all stray dogs taken in was 21.9 %; that rose to 52.2 % for chipped dogs. Feline strays had an overall return to owner rate of only 1.8 percent—but chipped stray cats had a 38.5 percent return to owner rate.
Imagine the glee of a grieving pet owner when the shelter calls to say it’s found little lost Fido. Then imagine how little Fido, the lost and frightened animal, feels when his owner comes to take him home. Microchip technology makes more of these emotional reunions possible.
July 15, 2014: National Pet Fire Safety Day.
Sponsored by the The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), ADT Security Services and the American Kennel Club® (AKC).
To help reduce the estimated 500,000 pets affected by home fires each year, The American Kennel Club and ADT Security Services launched “National Pet Fire Safety Day.” This nationwide awareness day educates pet owners about potential risks when pets are left home alone and provides them with proven prevention measures to ensure their safety.
July 21, 2014: National Craft for your Local Shelters Day
Our friends at Sew Doggy Style show you how….
It is a day set aside to recognize that we can give back to our local shelters in a crafty way. This includes making beds, toys, vests and bandanas. What better way to give back to a shelter or rescue!
National Mutt Day was created to be celebrated on two dates per year to raise awareness of the plight of mixed breed dogs in shelters around the nation and to educate the public about the sea of mixed breed dogs that desperately await new homes.
There are millions of loving and healthy mixed breed dogs sitting in shelters, who are desperately searching for a new home.
From All of us at Animal Agents Rescue…..we wish you a very happy and safe July!