World Animal Day is a very special day, not only because it is held on the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, but because it gives you, someone who cares about animals, a chance to make a difference.
On Sunday 4th October 2009 we invite you to use this special day to commemorate your love and respect for animals by doing something to highlight the importance of animals in the world.
Make a difference
With as little as £2, you could make a difference to our work. It only takes 5 people to make that £10 and 50 people to make that £100.
Do some good on World Animal Day and be one of those 100 people knowing that you chose to make a difference.
World Animal Day was started in Florence, Italy on 4th October 1931 at a convention of ecologists to:
- celebrate animal life in all its forms
- celebrate humankind’s relationship with the animal kingdom
- acknowledge the diverse roles that animals play in our lives - from being our companions, supporting and helping us, to bringing a sense of wonder into our lives
- acknowledge and be thankful for the way in which animals enrich our lives