Have you got a cranky canine? A flagging feline? Or even a troubled tortoise? Well fear not, as National Pet Month (NPM) is returning from 4th April - 4th May 2009 to put the wag back into the tails of the United Kingdom’s pet population with the theme ‘Healthy Pets Make Happy Pets’.
Having raised a phenomenal amount of money over its 20 year existence, and attracting major sponsorship from premium pet food brand Iams, National Pet Month now wants to up its game and smash its fundraising target. As well as donating money to numerous animal charities, next year’s campaign will also seek to raise awareness of the importance of pet health… after all healthy pets make happy pets!
National Pet Month will be encouraging pet owners to host a variety of events across the nation. In 2008 these ranged from the athletic to the downright quirky; from pet obstacle courses, to animal church services.
2009 will see the return of the National Pet Month Photographic Competition in which pet owners will be able to enter snaps of their favourite pet moments in the hope of making their furry, feathered or scaly friend a celluloid star at next years Ultimate Pet Show.*
Check out www.nationalpetmonth.org.uk for more details and see how you can get involved.