National Pet Month is a registered charity, unique in bringing together animal welfare charities, professional bodies, pet businesses, schools, youth groups and pet lovers. The trustees are National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) and Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA). The charity’s key aims are to:
Promote responsible pet ownership
Make people aware of the mutual benefits of living with pets
Increase public awareness of the role of pet care specialists
Raise awareness of the value of working and assistance companion animals.” (http://www.nationalpetmonth.org.uk/about-us)
This year National Pet Month will take place 1st April – 1st May 2017. During this month pet owners are encouraged to: educate others on reasonable pet ownership, raise money for a pet charity and spread their knowledge of correct care for pets. The aim of this awareness month is to give pet owners the correct information on how to take care of their pets, encourage people to keep their pets and to enforce how important it is to take your pet to visit the vets regularly.
There are lots of ways you can get involved this month, one includes going to one of the National Pet Month events. There will be many events all over the UK such as children’s colouring competition and pet photography competitions. These event will help to raise money for the charity.
You can also get involved by sharing your knowledge online. Make a YouTube video on how you take care of you pet or post a status about all the benefits of having a pet. Share a picture of your pet and list all the things that you need to know before buying that pet. It doesn’t have to be all serious. For example, you could state how much noise the animal makes at night or how they may be difficult to train. These things will help someone decide if that particular pet is for them or not.
You could also hold your own event in order to raise money for a particular animal charity. Hold a bake sale or a fun run and give all the donations to you favourite animal charity or sanctuary.
For information visit this website: http://www.nationalpetmonth.org.uk/