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What’s going on in November?
This is a busy month, with your in-laws arriving, and a turkey to be cooked, and Christmas presents to be purchased.
On top of that — it’s National _______ _______ Month!
See below:

ASPCA’s Adopt a Senior Pet Month

National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

National Pet Diabetes Month

Manatee Awareness Month

One Health Day
November 3

USDA’s Bird Health Awareness Week
November 6-12
First full week of November starting with a Sunday

National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week
November 6-12
First full week of November starting with a Sunday

Get Smart about Antibiotics Week
November 14-20

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Of the items on this list, the Earthquake Shakeout truly captures my imagination. Remember the little temblor felt up and down the East Coast in 2011? I do!

I was reclining on a cot and felt it shaking. My first thought was that one of my cats had run beneath it and was bouncing around. Then I noticed the model airplane that was attached to a ceiling light fixture — the airplane was swaying! That’s when I knew I had experienced an earthquake. Luckily for all of us, it was a relatively ¬†minor incident.

Will the next one be as cute and harmless? Maybe not. October 20th is the day to practice for The Big One (also good if you’re moving out West.)

American Humane Association’s Adopt-a-Dog Month

ASPCA’s Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

National Animal Safety and Protection Month

World Animal Day
October 4

National Pet Obesity Awareness Day
October 7

National Walk Your Dog Week
October 1-7

World Food Day
October 16

Earthquake Preparedness Shakeout
Dates vary by state

Winter Weather Preparedness Week
Dates vary by state

Reptile Awareness Day
October 21

National Cat Day
October 29

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