Every year on the third Saturday in August, we observe International Homeless Animals Day to celebrate how far we’ve come in taking care of our pets and to share knowledge on what more we can do.
International Homeless Animals Day (IHAD), on August 15, began in 1992 when the International Society for Animals Rights decided to dedicate a day to spread awareness about pet overpopulation. Since then, events, observances, participants and positive results have grown every year. Currently, celebrations can be found in all 50 states and more than 50 countries. To date, the group has saved the lives of millions of animals around the world.