I don’t have any pets right now, although I have had dogs, cats, ferrets, hamsters, fish, lizards, rabbits, guinea pigs, and more over the course of my life. I think dogs are my favorite, but I also love cats and am not interested in debating which is “better.” I am, however, as everyone should be, an advocate for the proper and kind treatment of all animals.
Last week American Humane celebrated the oldest commemorative week in United States history. It was the 108th “Be Kind to Animals Week.” Animal lovers of all ages get together on this day to help make the world a better place for animals.
American Humane CEO Robin Ganzert said, “The commemorative week provides people with the opportunity to contemplate the bigger picture of how their actions impact all the amazing creatures we share with our planet. And hopefully this week and every week we can celebrate kindness, compassion, and love for our animal friends.” To help make a difference American Humane asks people to take a pledge to improve the lives of animals year-round.To take the pledge go to AmericanHuman.org/BeKind.
Coincidentally, there were a few heartwarming stories that we learned about during “Be Kind to Animals Week.” Here are three that will make you smile.