Since 1915 The American Humane Society has celebrated “Be Kind to Animals Week” in order to promote humane treatment of animals everywhere. Adoption, proper care and respect of animals both as our pets and in the wild are encouraged during this week. Special attention is focused on children learning to be kind to animals and recognition is awarded to children who go above and beyond to ensure that our animal friends are treated with respect and care. We encourage everyone to take time this week and throughout the year to educate yourself and others about the humane treatment of animals. Reporting abuse or neglect is only one of many ways you can help an animal that is in danger. Donating to animal protection organizations and adopting animals from shelters instead of purchasing from the pet trade industry helps to decrease the number of unwanted pets that are euthanized each year. If your interested in adopting an animal check out Puppy Lifeline, Adams County Animal Shelter, or Jefferson County Animal Shelter. These are great places to adopt from and we are also associated with these centers.
Ask us at Animal Central for more information on how you can celebrate animals this week or visit: http://www.americanhumane.org/interaction/programs/be-kind-to-animals-week/
Dr. George Stroberg, DVM and Staff