National Pet Month 2014 will run from 1 April – 5 May. During this time the charity works to promote responsible pet ownership, celebrate the love we have for our pets and support events that raise money for the UK’s incredible pet charities who work tirelessly for our animals – abandoned pets, sick pets, injured pets, pets in need of a loving home or just some TLC.
Here are five simple steps you can take today to help pets in need.
1. Become a Supporter and Claim Your Free Poster
Sign up as a National Pet Month supporter by following this link. It’s free and only takes a minute – and you will receive a free National Pet Month 'Top Tips' poster (see below).
2. Find Out What's Happening Near You
Check out the interactive UK map for NPM events happening near you and go along to support them. You’ll be helping to raise awareness of responsible pet ownership and funds for UK pet charities – and you’ll have some fun. The map gets updated daily so keep checking back!
3. Fundraise Yourself
Put on your own fundraising event or activity during National Pet Month for your favourite UK pet charity. Register as a supporter and you can even claim a free events pack. And if you’re doing something, don’t forget to register your event on the National Pet Month website to put what you’re doing on the map!
4. Get Your Children's School Involved
Ask your children’s school, play group or club what they are doing for National Pet Month and encourage them to get involved. The National Pet Month website has lesson plans and advice on pets in schools. Alternatively speak to your local veterinary practice, pet shop or church to see if they will stage a National Pet Month themed event.
5. Spread the Word
Tell people about National Pet Month and join the charity’s growing social media sites on Twitter (@NatPetMonthUK) and on Facebook. As its community grows it gives NPM a chance to spread the responsible pet ownership message further and helps all our fabulous UK pet charities raise more funds for their vital work.
Our pets are always there for us, now it's time to be there for them.