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Spay Day Pet Photo Contest

The 17th annual Spay Day is Feb. 22, 2011.

Spay Day an annual event of The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International to inspire people to save animals’ lives by spaying or neutering pets and feral cats. Spay Day officially takes place on the last Tuesday of February—but events will be running all through the month!

In celebration of Spay Day, Zazzle will present the Spay Day Online Pet Photo Contest this year. The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International will again be the host of the contest. This is a great opportunity to celebrate our pets, raise funds for spaying and neutering, and win great prizes!

250th Anniversary of the Veterinary Profession

Veterinarians play a huge part in the lives of our pets. We would like to show our appreciation by informing everyone that 2011 has been declared “World Veterinary Year”. When you visit your vet this year, give them a hug and let them know you are happy they do what they do!

The entire world should join in celebrating the veterinary profession, which has been working to improve both animal and human health for the past 250 years.

A brief history of the beginning makes for an interesting and fascinating read.

Award-Winning Actress to Help Raise Money for Local Non-Profits

Actress Diane Gaidry will make guest appearances at Pup-Corn and A Movie and at Honoring the Animals, Candlelight Vigil in September. The weekend fundraisers are presented by Chance’s Spot, Pet Loss and Support Resources with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the New Albany Animal Shelter.

Diane has played lead roles in numerous independent films, including “Loving Annabelle” for which she won the Best Actress award at Outfest in 2006, as well as numerous episodic television guest spots, including a role in the hit show “Medium.” Pup-Corn and A Movie will feature the film which she co-produced and stars in, “The Dogwalker.” The movie follows the moving, transformational journey of Ellie Moore (Diane Gaidry) who, within the dogs she cares for, finds lost pieces of herself as she fumbles with the leash to her own life. She struggles to hold on as it pulls her toward a brighter future before her past catches up with her.

Charlotte Pet Expo – May 8

Mark your calendars for the Charlotte Pet Expo!
May 8, 2010, from 10am to 6pm

On May 8th, the 2010 Charlotte Pet Expo will be held at Cabarrus Arena and Events Center at 4751 NC Highway 49 in Concord, NC. Admission, and parking, is free to the public!

The Charlotte Pet Expo is the pet lover’s premier event! Bringing all the foremost trainers, groomers, rescues, shelters, vets, clinics, pet stores, retailers, hobbyist groups, and societies together. Their goal is to assemble all key areas of the pet companion world to educate, demonstrate, and perform for the Charlotte pet lover community and beyond.

Animal Rights dog with his paw to his ear listening to ahs (animal humane society)
April is Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month

“Humane education gives Animal Humane Society the ability to prevent animal cruelty before it starts,” states Tammy Noack, Humane Education Manager for AHS. “Our focus is to help students develop compassion, empathy, and respect for animals. We can change attitudes regarding what is acceptable and what is not when it comes to how animals should be treated.”

Honoring the Animals Candlelight Vigil

Gail Heller is the Founder of Chance’s Spot, a nonprofit organization exclusive in its focus on pet loss and grief and compassion fatigue: the stress resulting from repeated exposure to injured and abused animals.

She wrote to tell us about an event called Honoring the Animals Candlelight Vigil which will be taking place at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church on September 13, 2009, in Louisville, Kentucky. If you’re

Pet Sitters International and Replacements, Ltd. to Host Pet Adoption Fair and Dog Day Event on June 26, 2009

Friday, June 26, marks the 10th anniversary of Pet Sitters International’s (PSI) Take Your Dog To Work Day®, an annual campaign that promotes local pet adoptions by encouraging employers around the world to open their doors to employees’ dogs for one special day. This year, Pet Sitters International has partnered with Replacements, Ltd. ® , Greensboro, NC, to host the 2009 Take Your Dog To Work Day (TYDTWDay®) Adoption Fair

Take Your Dog To Work Friday

Finally – an office romance that works!

Friday, June 26, 2009 is Pet Sitters International Take Your Dog to Work Day®. In fact, it’s the 10th Annual TYDTWDay. You can learn all about it at

Since most owners would jump at the chance to take Fido along for the daily commute, I’ll toss out some statistics for employers.

Did You Know?

According to a recent

June is Now Social PetWorking Month Launches a “Social PETworking” Campaign To Empower Internet users to Help Get Homeless Animals Adopted

Saving a pet’s life is only a few clicks away . . . so twitter a critter, blog a dog, or chat a cat!

LOS ANGELES – JUNE 1, 2009 – With the economic disaster contributing to a drastic increase in homeless pets,, North America’s largest non-profit pet adoption web