Sunday 4 October 2020

World Animal Day Sunday Selfie

Today we are joining the thousands of other organizations and individuals around the globe in celebrating World Animal Day. We are proud to support this global movement to highlight the status of animals by using this special day to raise awareness for pet rescue and animals in need.

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About World Animal Day

Heinrich Zimmerman organized the first World Animal Day on 24th March 1925 in Berlin and moved it to October 4 in 1929.  Every year he promoted World Animal Day and finally, in 1931 at a congress of the world’s animal protection organizations in Florence, Italy, his proposal to make October 4 World Animal Day was unanimously accepted. October 4 was chosen as it’s the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.

It's amazing that today, World Animal Day has become a global celebration for all animals and the people who love and respect them.  It’s known on every continent and celebrated in different ways in many countries, with no regard to nationality, religion or political ideology.

As an animal rights advocate, Mum always tries to do her bit to help animals each day. If it wasn't for social media she would not be able to do it because Mum hates to leave the house. She has social anxiety and depression, and since COVID, her anxiety is worse than ever.

What keeps her going is me (of course!) and the need to speak up for ALL animals. It breaks her heart seeing the horrors man has inflicted and still inflicts on animals. That's why she's vegan as well.  Don't worry, she won't make me vegan too as I am her main priority and she would never put me in any danger. She accepts that I'm an obligate carnivore, meaning that I need to eat meat to survive. 

As a rescue cat, I too want to do my bit in helping homeless animals find forever homes. I do it through my social media too.

We also have items available to raise funds - such as my rescue story on Amazon and the Adopt Don't Shop merch at our Redbubble Store.


man and woman wearing T-Shirt

Here is a  short video clip of me on YouTube getting pampered by Mum

Honestly, I think my mum is the best! 

We are joining The Cat on my Head for the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop

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The Florida Furkids said...

Great selfie for a great cause.

The Florida Furkids

Brian's Home Blog said...

We love your selfie and you sure love being pampered. Happy World Animal Day!!!

meowmeowmans said...

Happy World Animal Day, Athena and Mum Marie.

Awesome selfie, Athena! :)


The Swiss Cats said...

Beautiful selfie ! Happy World Animal Day ! Purrs

Eastside Cats said...

Humans need to realize that respect for other living things is the only way to go!

pilch92 said...

Beautiful selfies, I especially like the one of you 2 together. Thanks for spreading the word to help all animals. XO

Timmy Tomcat said...

We are purring for World Animal Day

BellaDharma an LadyMew said...

Yore Selfie iss sheer purrfection Athena! An yore video iss furry cute too!
Happy Animal an Saint Furrancis Day to all catss an animalss an birdss an to our wunderfull Hu'manss who LOVe us so much!!!
**purrss** BellaDharma

Dash Kitten Crew said...

World Animal Day needs to be more widely known, unlike many of the themed holidays, it has integrity and it really matters.

The Island Cats said...

Happy World Animal Day!

Summer said...

Happy World Animal Day, Athena!