** The Ferret Event for September has been cancelled. We apologize for the short notice. **
Furry Ferret Rescue will return to Airedale Antics on Sunday, September 16th for another Meet & Greet and Adoption Event.
The ferrets will be here from 11am to 2pm.
Come find your new forever ferret, have your ferret’s nails trimmed, or just meet the group and learn about volunteer opportunities.
Check out the ferrets currently available at this page: http://www.furryferretrescue.org/adoption/
For more information on Furry Ferret Rescue, please go to their website: http://www.furryferretrescue.org/
Weekly Specials and More:
October is Pit Bull Awareness Month, but did you know that Saturday, October 27th is also the 11th Annual National Pit Bull Awareness Day?? Both celebrations are nationwide initiatives to educate and improve the image of the American Pit Bull Terrier. Help celebrate ELEVEN YEARS of advocacy for this loving, loyal breed.
To learn more, check out their website: http://www.nationalpitbullawarenessday.org/
October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month.
Designated by BOTH The American Society for the Prevention of Animal Cruelty (ASPCA) and the American Humane Association (AHA), National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month helps to bring awareness to all the wonderful adoptable dogs waiting for their fur-ever homes, and tries to encourage people to adopt, not shop, for their next canine companion.
Sunday, October 1st is National Fire Pup Day.
National Fire Pup Day recognizes the canine firefighters that have long been members of fire departments across the country. While the origin of the Dalmation is unknown, their use in firehouses began during the 1700’s. Trained as a carriage dog and having a natural affinity to horses, the Dalmation’s agility transferred quickly to horse-drawn fire engines. They provided a valuable service, running alongside the horses, either in front of or beneath the fire wagon axles, and clear the way for safety. Long after the red engines replaced the horse-drawn wagons, the Dalmation remains a very recognizable tradition in fire stations across the US. Serving as mascots, they help educate the public about fire safety and represent past fire pups in honor of their heroism.
Thursday, October 4th is World Animal Day.
The mission of World Animal day is to raise the status of animals, in order to improve their welfare standards around the globe. Through increased awareness and education we can create a world where animals are always recognized as sentient beings, and full regard is always paid to their welfare.
Tuesday, October 16th is National Feral Cat Day — now called Global Cat Day.
Now it it’s 17th year, AND taken World-wide, it was created by an organization called Alley Cat Allies to raise awareness about feral cats (also called “community cats”), to promote Trap-Neuter-Return practices, and to empower & mobilize the millions of compassionate Americans to care for them.
To find out more information, please check out their websites:
To read more about the Day’s name change and why, please click the following link:
Saturday, October 27th, is National Black Cat Day.
Don’t be superstitious! October 27 may be National Black Cat Day, but it is all about celebrating the beauty of these sleek creatures. While this time of year black cats may decorate many thresholds for Halloween and windows for spooky decor, these felines deserve the love and attention just as much as their tabby counterparts. Old notions have given these furry critters a bad reputation. National Black Cat Day is about turning that reputation around.
Show your mini black panther some extra special love today!