Saturday Aug. 21, marks the International Society for Animal Rights’ (ISAR) 19th annual International Homeless Animal Day. Since 1992, the ISAR has commemorated the day to raise international awareness of the suffering of homeless animals—from the cause of overpopulation to solutions in dealing with shelter overcrowding. More than 30 US states and 10 countries recognize the day. Events hosted by local shelters, animal organizations, and companies include adopt-a-thons, parades, fundraisers, blessings of the animals, concerts, and speakers. Additionally, there will be candlelight vigils throughout the world the night of the 21st to observe the plight of homeless animals.
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