Pets of the PNJ: National Pet Day

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. --  Tuesday is National Pet Day, a day to shower your favorite pet with some extra TLC, and spread the word about animals awaiting a forever home in shelters and rescues around the country.

National Pet Day, which always falls on April 11, was founded in 2006 by pet and family lifestyle expert and animal welfare advocate Colleen Paige, to celebrate the joy pets bring to our lives and to create public awareness about the plight of animals being abused, and those waiting for adoption.

Here are some ways you can celebrate the day:

1. Adopt a pet from your local shelter or rescue organization.

2. Volunteer at your local shelter and offer to care for the animals.

3. Donate blankets, food and toys to a favorite animal welfare organization.

4. Have a National Pet Day party and celebrate all your pets!
5. Assist an ill, elderly or a financially struggling neighbor or friend by purchasing pet food, or needed items for their pets.

6. Buy your pet a fun new toy....or two...or five.

7. Give your pet an extra treat at mealtime.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017, is National Pet Day. Tell us about your pet and/or post a photo of him or her in by activating the Comment button above. (Staten Island Advance)

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