Tuesday, November 08, 2005

National Dog Day

Are you aware of NATIONAL DOG DAY 2006?

National Dog Day 2006 is an upcoming event to raise funds for rescued dogs.

Here’s the information I received from them:

National Dog Day 2006 - to save over 10,000 dogs in one day!!

Not only will National Dog Day serve to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, but will acknowledge the dogs that work selflessly each day to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort. Dogs put their lives on the line every day - for their law enforcement partner, for their blind companion, for a child who is disabled, for our freedom and safety by detecting bombs and drugs and pulling victims of tragedy from wreckage, saving their lives and often grieving the dead and dying they cannot save.

National Dog Day's founder, dog trainer and animal advocate, Colleen Paige, felt it was time to honor dogs more than we currently do, to give them "a day", to show deep appreciation for our long connection to each other - for their endearing patience, unquestioning loyalty, for their work, their capacity for love and their ability to impact our lives everyday in the most miraculous ways. National Dog Day wishes to encourage dog ownership of all breeds, mixed and pure - and embraces the opportunity for all dogs to live a happy, safe and ”abuse-free life”.

Published in McGraw-Hill's "Chase's Calendar of Events 2006" (the bible of holidays) and supported by The White House, the National Dog Day Foundation is working diligently, to raise needed funds for public awareness about the plight of dogs in our country. With its first annual National Dog Day Parade coming to New York City in 2006, proceeds from the pre-events and the parade will go to help animal rescue organizations and call attention nationally to dog issues with the hopes of impacting the outreach of animal rescue organizations across the country.

National Dog Day’s goal, through public awareness is to be a catalyst for the adoption of a minimum of 10,026 dogs on that day across the nation by participation of all animal shelters and rescue groups. Shelters that are closed on Saturday’s will be asked to stay open and everyone who adopts a dog on National Dog Day will receive a special National Dog Day “thank you” and adoption certificate as a keepsake of the day.
National Dog Day will turn out to be many a dog’s birthday and for all of them it will be a
“K9- 4th of July!” Even citizens who are not dog owners will be encouraged to donate $5 to their local shelter on National Dog Day.

You can be directly responsible for saving a life... not just one life - over 10,000 of them by being a sponsor or volunteer. Visit www.nationaldogday.com today!

The White House to National Dog Day founder Colleen Paige, with a message from President George W. Bush, expressing, as a proud dog owner himself, his sentiment for National Dog Day and sending his best wishes. We here at the National Dog Day Foundation feel blessed by his words of encouragement to pursue our goals and look forward to a successful year in saving over 10,000 dogs in one day!

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Bob Hunter bobthunter@comcast.net

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