International Homeless Animals Day

International Homeless Animals Day – A day to help tell the world you will not tolerate the senseless killing of animals because there is not enough good homes for them. #IHAD #InternationalHomelessAnimalsDay #HomelessAnimalsDay

International Homeless Animals Day

Founded by Helen Jones, ISAR (INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR ANIMAL RIGHTS) on August 15, 1992. The purpose of this day is solemnly dedicated to keeping the issue of dog and cat overpopulation before the public until victory is achieved and humane societies can return to their purpose of preventing suffering instead of being exhausted by ceaseless killing.


Join us and let the world know we will not tolerate the senseless killing that continues to take the lives of innocent dogs, cats, puppies and kittens simply because there are not enough good homes for them.

ISAR’s 28th Annual International Homeless Animals’ Day® (IHAD®)
Will be Observed on Saturday, August 19, 2019

On International Homeless Animals’ Day, Saturday, August 19, 2019, animal advocates and organizations from throughout the United States and on 6 continents will unite to shed light on dog and cat overpopulation through various activities including free and low-cost spay/neuter clinics, adoption events, and educational/awareness activities.

International Homeless Animals’ Day was conceived and commemorated by International Society for Animal Rights in 1992, to shed light on a tragedy that affects all communities: Dog and cat overpopulation and the urgent need for spay/neuter and adoption programs.

This day is held annually on the third Saturday of August ever since 1992.

International Homeless Animals’ Day is the first and only international day of action to promote the spaying and neutering of companion animals, community cats and street dogs.

The International Homeless Animals’ Day continues to grow, helping pave the way to bring pet overpopulation to public attention.

ISAR along with animal protection organizations, humane societies, rescue groups, veterinary professionals, caring individuals, public officials, and animal-friendly businesses from throughout the United States and on 6 continents: AUSTRALIA, CANADA, FRANCE, HONDURAS, INDONESIA, LIBERIA, LITHUANIA, MALAYSIA, MEXICO, NIGERIA, PANAMA, PERU, ROMANIA, SOUTH AFRICA, SPAIN, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, UKRAINE, UNITED KINGDOM, VENEZUELA and VIETNAM will unite to send our spay/neuter and adoption message.

IHAD activities vary, and include educational events, candlelight vigils, blessing of the animals ceremonies, spay/neuter clinics, adoptions, shelter open houses, dog walks, microchip clinics, award ceremonies, marches, speeches by public figures, celebrities, local veterinarians, humane workers, and many more.

ISAR encourages everyone to attend an IHAD event in their local community. All 2018 confirmed IHAD events are listed on ISAR’s website:

For those who live in an area without a confirmed International Homeless Animals’ Day event, please visit your local animal shelter or animal rescue and inquire about adoption and volunteer opportunities, donate much-needed supplies, and/or sponsor a spay or neuter surgery.

Children can participate in IHAD by walking shelter dogs, grooming shelter animals and spending time with them. This will bring much happiness to the animals and prepare them for their journey to a new home.

Future Dates

  • 2020 – August 15
  • 2021 – August 21
  • 2022 – August 20

Article compliments of PRWeb, IHAD and ISAR. First published August 11, 2018. Last updated or republished August 16, 2019.

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Author: Lilly Bug

I'm Lilly Bug, a female calico cat / tortoiseshell cat  living in Jefferson City, TN and I want to share my adventures with you. Plus, I share other cat information too. I live with my daddy hooman, Steve and my momma hooman Heather. Plus let's not forget my brother cat, Joel the Brave. I am part of 2 Cats and a Blog that now blog here on Courageous Christian Father, the blog my dadda hooman does.

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