International Homeless Animals Day 2022

International Homeless Animals Day

When is International Homeless Animals Day 2022

International Homeless Animals Day 2022

Saturday, August 20, 2022


When is International Homeless Animals Day 2023

International Homeless Animals Day 2023

Saturday, August 19, 2023

Why we celebrate International Homeless Animals Day?

Humans began domesticating animals thousands of years ago. Today, these animals cannot live a long life without human help. Unfortunately, more than a million cats and dogs are left on the streets homeless. It is our fault that they starve, fall ill, are mistreated, and die. But it’s up to us to change the situation. International Homeless Animals Day is dedicated to the problem of homeless animals. It is celebrated to help animals live a good, long life and eradicate the problem of homeless animals.

It is believed that Japan was the first country to raise this issue. The first animal shelter was created there back in 1695. And Great Britain was the first to pass a law against cruelty to livestock. A law to protect animals from cruel treatment was enacted in the country in 1822. Even if they are the property of a person, they cannot be subjected to violence because animals are living beings and deserve the right to a long, healthy life. An International Society for Animal Rights (ISAR) was founded in 1959. Their purpose is to educate people about a responsible attitude toward animals.

But despite all these efforts, animals are still treated unfairly and they end up homeless, while shelters are overcrowded. This is not only unfair but also dangerous for society. For example, a homeless dog sick with rabies can attack a person and infect him. This is a global problem that needs to be addressed by the whole world. Thus, ISAR has begun to hold International Homeless Animals Day since 1992.

What Do People Do?

On this day, people’s activities are aimed at solving the problem of homeless animals. Shelters, services, veterinary clinics, and volunteers organize charity events. They urge not to buy pets from breeders but to adopt from shelters, as well as to sterilize them. This will reduce the number of stray animals. Caring people bring food and toys to shelters and also help find owners for pets. ISAR and other animal organizations hold various events to help our little friends. Anyone can join their activities.

How to Celebrate International Homeless Animals Day?

International Homeless Animals Day is celebrated annually on the third Saturday of August. This day is widely celebrated in the USA, France, and other countries. Also, International Cat Day and International Dog Day is celebrated in August. Provide assistance to homeless animals. Don’t pass them by, think about what you can do for them. Try to do this every day; and one day, the need for this holiday will cease.

Interesting facts about homeless animals

  • The Japanese ruler Tokugawa Tsunayoshi was a tyrant but was merciful to animals. He issued a decree that equates dogs to human life. If someone killed a dog, then the death penalty awaited him;
  • Richard Martin from the UK was the initiator of law against a cruel attitude toward animals. Once, he challenged to a duel a dog killer and also brought to trial a man who had beaten a donkey;
  • Costa Rica has the largest shelter for stray dogs called Territorio de Zaguates. All dogs are looked after and treated by veterinarians;
  • There are no homeless animals in the Netherlands. This is the only country in the world that has managed to solve the issue of homeless animals. Pet owners must sterilize pets, as well as pay taxes for their maintenance;
  • Germany is the first country to settle the protection of animals in the Constitution.

International Homeless Animals Day Observances

List of dates for other years

Weekday Date Year Name
Saturday 20 August 2022 International Homeless Animals Day
Saturday 19 August 2023 International Homeless Animals Day
Saturday 17 August 2024 International Homeless Animals Day
Saturday 16 August 2025 International Homeless Animals Day
Saturday 15 August 2026 International Homeless Animals Day
Saturday 21 August 2027 International Homeless Animals Day
Saturday 19 August 2028 International Homeless Animals Day
Saturday 18 August 2029 International Homeless Animals Day
Saturday 17 August 2030 International Homeless Animals Day

International Homeless Animals Day Video

International Homeless Animals Day Cards

List of Common Holidays in 2022

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January 2022    
Jan 1 - Tues New Year's Day 2022 National holiday
Jan 6 - Sun Epiphany 2022 Christian
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Jan 14 - Mon Orthodox New Year 2022 Orthodox Christian
Jan 15 - Tues Makar Sankranti 2022 Hindu
Jan 21 - Mon Tu B'Shevat 2022 Jewish
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Feb 2 - Sat Groundhog Day 2022 Observance
Feb 5 - Tues Chinese New Year 2022 Observance
Feb 12 - Tues Lincoln's Birthday 2022 Observance
Feb 14 - Thurs Valentine's Day 2022 Observance
Feb 18 - Mon Presidents' Day - Washington's Birthday 2022 National holiday
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Mar 1 - Fri Read Across America Day 2022 Observance
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Mar 5 - Tues Maha Shivaratri 2022 Hindu
Mar 5 - Tues Mardi Gras 2022 Christian
Mar 6 - Wed Lent 2019 Christian
Mar 6 - Wed Ash Wednesday 2022 Christian
Mar 10 - Sun Daylight Saving Time - begins 2022 Daylight Saving
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Mar 20 - Wed Spring/Fall - March equinox 2022 Season
Mar 21 - Thur Purim 2022 Jewish
Mar 21 - Thurs Holi 2022 Hindu
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Apr 13 - Sat Thomas Jefferson Birthday 2022 Observance
Apr 14 - Sun Rama Navami 2022 Hindu
Apr 14 -Sun Palm Sunday 2022 Christian
Apr 15 - Mon Tax Day 2022 Observance
Apr 16 - Tues National Library Workers Day 2022 Observance
Apr 18 - Thurs Maundy Thursday 2022 Christian
Apr 19 - Fri Good Friday 2022 Christian
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Apr 21 - Sun Laylat al Bara'at 2022 Muslim
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Apr 21 - Sun Earth Day 2022 Observance
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Apr 24 - Wed Administrative Professionals Day 2022 Observance
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Apr 26 - Fri Orthodox Good Friday 2022 Orthodox Christian
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Apr 27 - Sat Passover - Final Day 2022 Jewish
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May 2 - Thur Yom Hashoah 2022 Jewish
May 2 - Thurs National Day of Prayer 2022 Observance
May 5 - Sun Cinco de Mayo 2022 Observance
May 6 - Mon National Nurses Day 2022 Observance
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May 12 - Sun Mothers' Day 2022 Observance
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May 18 - Sat Armed Forces Day 2022 Observance
May 22 - Wed National Maritime Day 2022 Observance
May 23 - Thurs Lag BaOmer 2022 Jewish
May 27 - Mon Memorial Day 2022 National holiday
May 30 - Thurs Ascension Day 2022 Christian
Jun 1 - Sat Laylat al Qadr 2022 Muslim
June 2022    
Jun 1 - Sat Laylat al Qadr 2022 Muslim
Jun 5 - Wed Eid al-Fitr 2022 Muslim
Jun 6 - Thurs D-Day 2022 Observance
Jun 9 - Sun Shavuot 2022 Jewish
Jun 9 - Sun Pentecost 2022 Christian
Jun 10 - Mon Whit Monday 2022 Christian
Jun 14 - Fri Flag Day 2022 Observance
Jun 16 - Sun Fathers' Day 2022 Observance
Jun 20 - Thurs Corpus Christi 2022 Christian
Jun 21 - Fri Summer/Winter Solstice 2022 Season
July 2022    
Jul 4 - Thurs Rath Yatra 2022 Hindu
Jul 4 - Thurs 4th of July - Independence Day 2022 National holiday
Jul 28 - Sun Parents Day 2022 Observance
August 2022    
Aug 4 - Sun Friendship Day 2022 Observance
Aug 11 - Sun Day of Arafat 2022 Muslim
Aug 11 - Sun Tisha B'Av 2022 Jewish
Aug 11 - Sun Eid al-Adha 2022 Muslim
Aug 14 - Wed Raksha Bandhan 2022 Hindu
Aug 15 - Thurs Assumption of Mary 2022 Christian
Aug 19 - Mon National Aviation Day 2022 Observance
Aug 21 - Wed Senior Citizens Day 2022 Observance
Aug 23 - Fri Krishna Janmashtami 2022 Hindu
Aug 26 - Mon Women's Equality Day 2022 Observance
Aug 31 - Sat Muharram 2022 Muslim
September 2022    
Sept 2 - Mon Ganesh Chaturthi 2022 Hindu
Sep 2 - Mon Labor Day 2022 National holiday
Sep 8 - Sun National Grandparents Day 2022 Observance
Sep 10 - Tues Ashura 2022 Muslim
Sep 11 - Wed Patriot Day 2022 Observance
Sep 17 - Tues Constitution Citizenship Day 2022 Observance
Sep 23 - Mon Fall/ Spring - September equinox 2022 Season
Sept 29 - Sun Navratri 2022 Hindu
Sept 30 - Mon Rosh Hashana 2022 Jewish
October 2022    
Oct 7 - Mon Child Health Day 2022 Observance
Oct 7 - Mon Dussehra 2022 Hindu
Oct 9 - Wed Leif Erikson 2022 Observance
Oct 9 - Wed Yom Kippur 2022 Jewish
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Oct 14 - Mon Columbus Day 2022 National holiday
Oct 16 - Wed Boss's Day 2022 Observance
Oct 21 - Mon Shemini Atzeret 2022 Jewish
Oct 22 - Tues Simchat Torah 2022 Jewish
Oct 27 - Sun Diwali 2022 Hindu
Oct 31 - Thurs Halloween 2022 Observance
November 2022    
Nov 1 - Fri All Saints' Day 2022 Christian
Nov 2 - Fri All Souls Day 2022 Christian
Nov 3 - Sun Daylight Saving Time - ends 2022 Daylight Saving
Nov 10 - Sun The Prophet's Birthday 2022 Muslim
Nov 11 - Mon Veterans Day 2022 National holiday
Nov 28 - Thurs Thanksgiving Day 2022 National holiday
Nov 29 - Fri Black Friday 2022 Observance
December 2022    
Dec 2 - Mon Cyber Monday 2022 Observance
Dec 1 - Sun Advent 2022 Christian
Dec 6 - Fri St Nicholas Day 2022 Christian
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Dec 17 - Tues Wright Brothers Day 2022 Observance
Dec 22 - Sun Winter/Summer Solstice 2022 Season
Dec 23 - Mon Hanukkah/Chanukah - Starts 2022 Jewish
Dec 24 - Tues Christmas Eve 2022 Christian
Dec 25 - Wed Christmas Day 2022 National holiday
Dec 26 - Thurs Kwanzaa -thru Jan 1 2022 Observance
Dec 30 - Mon Hanukkah/Chanukah - Final Day 2022 Jewish
Dec 31 - Tues New Years Eve 2022 Observance

 


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