It's Animal Rights Awareness Week, which occurs the third week of June every year (June 19 to 25 this year), and this week raises awareness about animal welfare and how to best protect and respect animals.
Topics for this week include: animal cruelty, puppy mills, animal testing, and more.
The week was first established and observed in 1991 by the In Defense of Animals organization. Each year, it is observed to raise public awareness about global animal rights issues and speak up for animals that humans have exploited for millennia.
With my picture book, “Tamara Turtle’s Life So Far”, I aim to teach children about the plight of both pet and wild, invasive and native turtles and their rights. And partial proceeds go to Little RES Q Reptile Rescue to help them help turtles, too.
In my picture book, “Chloe the Unfeathered Parrot”, I tell children the story of Chloe to teach them about parrot rights and rescues. And partial proceeds go to The Parrot Sanctuary, also featured in the book.
What would you like to do this week to raise awareness about animal rights?
I’m vending as Kuri K9 Massage AND as a children’s author with many animal picture books at Slobberfest!
Saturday, June 17, 2023
on the Boardwalk
(At the foot of Lee Avenue, the Beaches, Toronto, Ontario)
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Come check out the dog vendors and
variety of products and services for your 4 legged
friends while enjoying your day at the Beach.
Remember: Dogs must be leashed.
It’s Social Petworking Month, which runs through the entire month of June, is an opportunity to use social media to help pets find permanent homes. You can help by sharing adoptable animals, assisting rescues and shelters, and urging your friends, family, and followers to get involved. I’ll be sharing adoptable pets on the Kuri K9 Massage Facebook and Instagram accounts periodically throughout the month. Let’s all get posting to find some worthy adoptable animals their forever homes!
And not only that, it’s also National Adopt a Cat Month in June! Since June is considered kitten season, a lot of cats end up homeless when their owners are unable to find them a home. Seeing this influx of kittens in shelters is why many campaigns for cat adoption started in June.
AND it’s National Foster a Pet--dedicated to pet fostering across the country in order to share information and to raise awareness about the benefits of fostering animals.
So many reasons to Petwork this June!
The Canine Carnival is to raise funds for Homeward Bound Rescue, a volunteer-run, small scale dog rescue group located in Ontario, Canada. We are non-profit, and foster home based. Each rescue dog lives temporarily in a volunteer's home until their Forever Home is found.
June 10, 2023
10AM - 4PM
K9 Central - 2836 Holt Rd., Bowmanville, Ontario
Admission By Donation
-Canine Dock Diving
-Agility Demonstrations and Trials
-K9 Fit Workouts
-Many Vendors…INCLUDING ME!
Regan is a certified Canine Massage Therapist (CCMT), has certification in First Aid and CPR for Pets, and some beginner training in Herbal Remedies and Aromatherapy for personal use.