October Holidays

As part of my research for blog content ideas, I came across so many resources that discussed unusual holidays, especially those concerning animals. Here are a few for October!

  • National Animal Safety and Protection Month
  • National Pet Wellness Month
  • ASPCA’s Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
  • American Humane’s Adopt-a-Dog Month
  • International Black Cat Awareness Month
  • October 1-7: National Walk Your Dog Week
  • October 4: World Animal Day
  • 1st Full Week of October: Animal Welfare Week (American Veterinary Medical Foundation)
  • October 11: National Pet Obesity Awareness Day
  • 3rd Full Week of October (15-21 in 2017): National Veterinary Technician Week (National Association of Veterinary Technicians of America)
  • October 16: Global Cat Day/National Feral Cat Day
  • October 27: Black Cat Day 
  • October 29: National Cat Day
  • October 30: National Black Cat Day (UK)


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