Written by PETA
Tomorrow is National Pet
Memorial Day, a time to honor the
animals with whom we have shared our lives and love. We gave them a home, and
in return, they gave us their all.
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for a way to memorialize your best friends past and present? You could do
something kind for animals who haven't had the good fortune to be cherished by
someone like you. For example, you could offer to take a lonely chained dog for a walk and offer
him or her treats and toys. Or you could volunteer at your local humane society
or spay-and-neuter clinic. In these economic
tough times, animal charities are struggling and would welcome a donation in your animal's name.
could also post an online remembrance of your beloved animal companions on PETA's
True Friends Memorial
page. Tribute pages can include stories, pictures, and videos and are easily
linked to blogs, websites, and social-network profiles. People can view the
tribute to your animal and make a donation in their honor that will have a
lasting impact and improve the lives of not-so-lucky animals.
Written by Michelle Sherrow
you have a general question for PETA and would like a response, please e-mail Info@peta.org. If you need to report cruelty to
an animal, please click
here. If you are reporting an animal in imminent danger and know where to find the
animal and if the abuse is taking place right now, please call your local
police department. If the police are unresponsive, please call PETA
immediately at 757-622-7382 and press 2.
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