Monday, June 8, 2009

World Animal Day

World Animal Day logo

14 Hewlett Road, Cheltenham,

Gloucestershire, GL52 6AA

United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0)1242 252871



Dear Friends

A few weeks ago I wrote encouraging you to start thinking about how you will celebrate World Animal Day this year. We would very much like you to join us and help build the World Animal Day initiative.

Our aim is to connect animal lovers throughout the world and unite the animal welfare movement at this special time. Increased awareness of animal related issues will eventually lead the way to improved standards of animal welfare throughout the globe - and what an achievement that will be!

For animal welfare organisations, it's a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness of your work and do some fundraising. For others, why not organise an event and do some fundraising for an animal charity in your area. The website ( is full of ideas (fundraising & educational) to get you thinking, and we are sure you will be able to think of plenty of your own! Why not take a look at the Roundup of last year's events for more inspiration. Simply click on the links from the website home page (below the slide show) to event reports covering Africa, Asia, Australia & NZ, Europe, Central & South America, UK and USA. At the bottom of each of these pages you will find a link to additional image galleries.

The website has an online 'Events Diary' to provide free publicity for all World Animal Day events, so please send a paragraph or two about your event as soon you can and we'll register it. Don't forget, your event can take place up to 2 weeks either side of 4 October and still be advertised on the website - as long as it's being advertised as a World Animal Day event of course! When your event has been added I'll let you know and, as plans progress, you can update the information by sending me an email. Plus, after World Animal Day we will publish your report and images on the website.

I look forward to hearing from you very soon and sincerely hope you decide to get involved this year.

Please help spread the word about World Animal Day by including information in a newsletter and / or by creating a website link. Full instructions for a number of different styles of weblink are available in the 'Resources' section of the website where you will also find the World Animal Day logo in various formats.

Kind regards

Caroline Barker
Project Manager, World Animal Day
Tel: +44 (0)1242 252871

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