Posts Tagged ‘wildlife rescue’

Here’s what’s happening in February this year. Which animal health awareness event speaks to you?

National Pet Dental Health Month

Responsible Pet Owners Month

World Whale Day
February 18

Love Your Pet Day
February 20

National Wildlife Day
February 22 (formerly September 4)

National Dog Biscuit Day
February 23

International Polar Bear Day
February 27

National Invasive Species Awareness Week
February 26 – March 2

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Earlier this month, we told you about VPI’s One For All sweepstakes. As part of the prize package, a veterinarian will get to choose an animal-related charity to receive $2000.

Choosing a worthy organization may be the most difficult — and rewarding — part of the process. There are so many good people helping animals these days.

Most of us are familiar with our local humane societies, but there are other groups that might interest you. ‘Tis the gift-giving season, and a donation to charity may be the perfect present for someone who already has everything he or she needs.

Can you help a pet in need this holiday?

I’ve compiled a list of organizations you may like. (Reviews for many non-profit organizations can be found on Charity Navigator and Guidestar.)
Tip: Hover over the names to learn a little more before clicking through.

American Veterinary Medical Foundation…..4 stars from Charity Navigator

Buddy Care Foundation

Days End Farm Horse Rescue…..4 stars from Charity Navigator

Guide Dogs for the Blind…..3 stars from Charity Navigator

Morris Animal Foundation…..4 stars from Charity Navigator

Pet Partners (formerly Delta Society)…..3 stars from Charity Navigator

Wildlife Center of Virginia…..2 stars from Charity Navigator

Do you have a favorite animal-related charity you like to support? Tell us about it in the comments section!


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