International Homeless Animals’ Day

On Saturday, August 16, 2014, local animal rescue groups will participate in a worldwide event to honor homeless pets. This is the first time International Homeless Animals’ Day has been celebrated in Savannah. The event will begin with a blessing of the pets at 7:00pm at Emmet Park, at the east end of Bay Street. It will continue with a candlelight walk from Emmet Park to Ellis Square.

This event is organized by the Savannah Rescue Alliance and is open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to wear orange, the official color of animal rescue. Leashed pets are welcome.

The goals of the event are to: • Create awareness about pet overpopulation • Honor the many lives that have been lost • Introduce the community to local rescue groups

“Together, we will continue to be a voice for the animals, and continue to demand an end to the suffering these animals face each day.” – IHAD website

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