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National Pet Day, April 11, 2020

National Pet Day Is Today

 Keith Somers, Editor
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National Pet Day in the United States, is April 11, and is all about appreciating and celebrating the wonderful pets in your life.  Among the more common ones are gerbils, birds, turtles, fish, and of course dogs and cats.

There are 175 + days, some in each month, celebrating something about pets.  Everything from:  Happy Mew Year,  Pooper-Scooper Day,  Hug Your Cat Day, Check the Chip Day, and Mayday for Mutts Day.

Here are some statistics that you might find interesting—taken from The Humane Society of the US, the American Pet Product Association and the ASPCA:

Most pets come to their new homes through family members and around 29% of cats and dogs are adopted from shelters. More than 35% of cats are strays before finding their forever home.

Total Number of Pets Owned in the U.S. (Millions)

Bird 14.3
Cat 86.4
Dog 78.2
Horse 7.5
Freshwater Fish 95.5
Saltwater Fish 9.5
Reptile 9.3
Small Animal 12.4

For 2020, it estimated that $69.51 billion will be spent on pets in the U.S.7ee089_1843aaadbd644a46b3bb8cf9e2f5eb8b.png_srz_p_254_254_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_png_srz

National Pet Day Origin

Celebrity pet lifestyle expert and animal welfare advocate Colleen Paige founded National Pet Day to raise awareness about the importance of pet adoption. The motto of the holiday is “Don’t shop! Adopt!” and it is sponsored by the Animal Miracle Foundation, whose mission is to help animals in shelters find forever homes.

Keith Somers
is a registered Executive Independent Field Representative
of Life’s Abundance products,  the Healthy PetNet Foundation, and
a member of The Healthy Pet Challenge Team