Oh Dog! Gather ’round everybody, cuz DeDe’s got a secret, and I’m not sharing it with just anybody!
You may not know this, but Rumpy’s Gotcha! Day is the 20th of this month.
What’s a Gotcha! Day? Well, that’s the day that Jen picked him up off the streets and tried to find his home. Little did she know that his home was with her. Gotcha!
Actually most of us dogs and cats don’t know our birthdays; we celebrate the day we found our forever home.
So anyway, Bubba Cat and I have been racking our brains trying to find a way to celebrate Rumpy’s birthday. What would be the best present ever for Rumpy?
The thing that would make Rumpy most happy is to see all dogs and cats spayed or neutered. He says that’s the BEST way to reduce the number of animals euthanized each year, not just in the US, but around the world.
The Humane Society International along with other great partners such as the Doris Day Foundation, the ASPCA, PetSmart Charities, the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association, and the House Rabbit Society, team up to celebrate World Spay Day. The next World Spay Day will be February 26, 2013. You can find out more about the event here.
Last year there were many events in the US, as well as Nicaragua, Tanzania, the Philippines, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Canada and the Bahamas.
We’ve decided that on Rumpy’s birthday, we’re going to raise awareness of World Spay Day by having a Spay Day Party. How can you help us celebrate? We need more events to be held around the world. We need more awareness of the importance of spaying/neutering your pet. And money is always needed to pay for these services.
So start thinking about what YOU can do in YOUR country to promote World Spay Day, then report back here next Sunday.
And….. *whispers* don’t tell Rumpy, OK?