Happy National Puppy Day! Each year, on March 23, this day is set aside to celebrate the unbelievable love that a puppy adds to a person’s life. This is also a day to hopefully save orphaned puppies found throughout the world.
Improve Puppies Lives
National Puppy Day will hopefully improve the lives of puppies throughout the world. Colleen Paige founded this day, as well as National Cat Day, in 2006. On this date, it should be noted that there are approximately 500 to 600 million dogs throughout the world who do not have a home. In the US, it is believed that 2.11 million puppies are sold from puppy mills. A puppy mill is a commercial, dog-breeding organization that focuses on profit instead of the health or welfare of the puppy. It is estimated that three million puppies are killed each year in puppy mills because they are too full, and a home was not found for the puppy.
How To Celebrate
While maintaining the rules established for the coronavirus, you might be able to visit an animal shelter, in some locations, and adopt a puppy. The pet can often be adopted in the same day. Make sure the puppy has all of the needed vaccinations and that it has been spayed and neutered. Another idea, you might want to share a picture of your puppy on Facebook. Your entry will qualify you to possibly win a complimentary nail trim, toy and treat from Briar Wood Animal Hospital. You might also consider donating your time or money to a local animal shelter or any organization that supports stray animals. These places always need people to walk, feed, and play with the animals as well as clean up after the puppies. A financial donation is always a great help when given to such places as the ASPCA and the Humane Society.
If you are interested in what goes on in a puppy mill, you might want to watch the following documentaries: “I’m Alive,” “Madonna of the Mills,” and “Dog By Dog.” These programs will introduce you to the realities of what goes on inside of a puppy mill.
As you watch the documentary, just imagine what these innocent puppies face.