Mancat Monday: Be Kind to Animals Week


I would like to thank my friend Bunny Jean Cook from Bunny’s Blog for reminding me that this week is the American Humane Association Be Kind to Animals Week.

The event has been celebrated every year since 1915. In this annual tradition, they commemorate the role animals play in our lives, promote ways to continue to treat them humanely, and encourage others, especially children, to do the same.

Be Kind to Animals Week is celebrated with shelter information and resources, special American Humane merchandise, and the annual Be Kind to Animals™ Kid Contest that recognizes children who go above and beyond to create a better world for animals.

And while Be Kind to Animals Week is celebrated only once a year, there are ways people can be kind to animals every day. Here’s how:

And while Be Kind to Animals Week is celebrated only once a year, there are ways people can be kind to animals every day. Here’s how:

Speak out for animals
Get informed about policies and legislation that can impact the animals in your community and throughout the country. Also, register to receive Action Alerts from American Humane — you’ll be able to speak out for animals with just the click of a mouse. Advocacy for animals can make a huge difference in their safety and well-being. Learn how.

Report animal abuse
Animal cruelty and abuse is not only tragic for animals, but also an indicator that other forms of abuse such as domestic violence could be happening. If you see something that looks suspicious — a dog chained in your neighbor’s yard that looks underfed, a child putting a cat in a box and kicking it around the yard — don’t hesitate. Let someone know. Learn how.

Appreciate wildlife
All animals deserve to be treated humanely — family pets and animals in the wild. Create an inviting space in your yard and garden for butterflies, hummingbirds and other creatures. If wildlife comes too close to home, look for ways to coexist with animals or to protect your property humanely. Learn how.

Adopt a pet from a shelter or rescue
Every year, an estimated 3.7 million animals must be euthanized at our nation’s shelters because they could not be adopted into loving homes. Help animals find a second chance at happiness by adopting your next pet from your local shelter or rescue group. American Humane has tips to find the animal companion that’s right for you and develop a bond that will last a lifetime. Learn how.

Take care of your pet
Pets are like children who never grow up. They need you to help keep them healthy and safe throughout their lives. Keep your animal’s vaccinations up-to-date. Make sure he’s wearing proper identification. Take your pet to the veterinarian regularly. Know what it takes to be a responsible pet owner. Learn how.

As always, remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

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33 thoughts on “Mancat Monday: Be Kind to Animals Week

  1. Mr Puddy

    I love this post " Be Kind to Animals Week " It means my mom have to treat me like a COD !..hee..hee..heh

    I will spread this news for you, Brain : )

  2. Max the Quilt Cat

    Great post Brian…. I didn't know about Be Kind to Animals Week. Thanks,

    pawhugs, Max

  3. The Island Cats

    Excellent post, Brian! Thanks for reminding us about this week. Every week should be "Be Kind to Animals Week."

  4. Marg

    That is some terrific information for Be Kind to Animals week. It really should Be Kind to Animals every day. And we should all try to help any animals that need it. Great stuff Brian.

  5. The Monkeys

    Thank you for reminding us, Brian!

    We are dealing with an horrific situation here in Montreal with a for-profit 'shelter' that was recently exposed by news team that we have to get shut down. We think it's a perfect week to post about it.

    We are purring so hard that the beautiful Precious finds a home soon!

  6. Old Kitty

    Yay for such a wonderful and very important week of animal care related events! Me and Charlie are so happy to learn about this! The RSPCA here has also declared this time to be its fundraising and animal awareness week too. So double yay!!

    Thank you for all this info and links lovely Brian! And hello too to sweet Dolly, Sascha, Zoe and Gracie!

    We continue to purr very hard for Precious!!! take care

  7. Hannah and Lucy

    We are still purring our loudest for Precious to get her furever home.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  8. Kea

    That was a great post, Brian. But there shouldn't have to be a "week" for this, it should just be a given, every day.

    And why humans forget that they're animals too is beyond us to understand!

    -Fuzzy Tales

  9. ♥I am Holly♥

    Excellent post Brian!! Very important!! We are still praying that Precious gets her forever home. Lots of love, Holly and mom

  10. Random Felines

    Thanks for the reminder Brian. We will be sure to make mom break out the treats more often… 🙂

  11. The Cat From Hell

    Yes! We's deserves peoples to be kind ALL the time!
    Kisses and Purrs for the reminders

  12. Cheysuli and gemini

    I shall have to remind the Woman to be kind to us this week. That means they have to serve my every whim right?

  13. 3 doxies

    FABULOUS post Brian!
    Mum knows all da policies and ordinances here but it is a shame dat they ain't inforced. Apparently da police and etc. has betters things to do rather than be burdened with animals.


  14. Sparkle

    Thanks for the great post, Brian! This means my human has to feed me only freshly roasted chicken all week and not pick me up or kiss me! She HAS to be nice, right?

  15. Susan Fields

    Great tips, Brian, and so very important! I hope you have a wonderful Be King to Animals Week!

  16. Penny

    Great post Brian. I didn't know it was Be Kind To Animals Week – that's a pretty important week in my book.


  17. Katnip Lounge

    Mommy says we get EXTRA cuddles this week! Thanks for the reminder, Brian.

  18. ABBY

    YOu always come up with such uplifting posts.
    Thank you this was wonderful.
    Be kind to animals….always.

    >^..^< >^..^< >^..^< >^..^< >^..^<
    Abby Ping Jinx Boo Gracie

  19. Tillie and Georgia

    Brian, that is a wonderful post!!!
    So much information.There is no excuse for being mean to any living thing 😉
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia

  20. Cat Chat With Caren And Cody

    I think "be kind to animals week" should be EVERY week!

  21. Peggy Frezon

    Great tips for celebrating this most important week. In addition to my pets, I love to appreciate nature. We live in the city, but even here I can find squirrels and birds to admire.

  22. Mr. Pip

    Love this picture! Very important tips! My paws are still crossed for Precious! Any leads??

    Your pal, Pip

  23. Spitty-the-Kitty

    Great post.

    Of course, I think the Humans should be kind to us ALL the time. Vice versa? Well, not so much, MOL!

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