ISAR's International Homeless Animals' Day Candlelight Vigils Shed Light On a Global Tragedy: Pet Overpopulation

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In 1992, ISAR conceived and commemorated International Homeless Animals' Day and Candlelight Vigils, an important educational tool designed to shed light on a crisis that affects cats, dogs, kittens and puppies, in addition to many humans, on a global scale: pet overpopulation. Each year, on the third Saturday in August, ISAR has conducted International Homeless Animals' Day Candlelight Vigil observances around the world while promoting pet overpopulation's simple solution: spay/neuter.

In 1992, ISAR conceived and commemorated International Homeless Animals' Day and Candlelight Vigils, an important educational tool designed to shed light on a crisis that affects cats, dogs, kittens and puppies, in addition to many humans, on a global scale: pet overpopulation.

Each year, on the third Saturday in August, ISAR has conducted International Homeless Animals' Day Candlelight Vigil observances around the world while promoting pet overpopulation's simple solution: spay/neuter.

On August 21, 2010, ISAR's worldwide International Homeless Animals' Day brought thousands of like-minded people together in 38 states and 18 foreign countries, for the 19th consecutive year.

International Homeless Animals' Day observances are traditionally commemorated with candlelight vigils memorializing the lives lost from pet overpopulation, blessings of the animals, spay/neuter clinics, adopt-a-thons, microchip clinics, dog walks, open houses, information stalls, heartfelt speeches given by council members, local veterinarians and shelter personnel, and much more.

Because of this Day, countless numbers of animals are spayed and neutered and even more countless numbers of animals' lives are saved.

On August 20, 2011, ISAR will commemorate the 20th anniversary of International Homeless Animals' Day. Not only will they continue to orchestrate observances all around the globe, ISAR will also conduct a vigil near their headquarters in Pennsylvania on this important Day. Partnering with NEPA Animal Adoption Network, ISAR will commemorate International Homeless Animals' Day 2011 together with local rescues and shelters, a blessing for the animals, microchip and rabies vaccination clinic, special guest speakers including ISAR President Susan Dapsis, NEPA Animal Adoption Network's Founder, Nancy Reese, Humane USA PA PAC Founder, Senator Roy C. Afflerbach, Ret., members of Rescue Ink, Joe Panz and Al "Alley Cat" Chernoff, and Tamira Ci Thayne, Founder of Dogs Deserve Better, and more.

For a complete list of International Homeless Animals' Day observances being held around the world on August 20, 2011, please visit ISAR's on the web: http://www.isaronline.citymax.com/ihad_2011.html

If you cannot find an International Homeless Animals' Day event in your neighborhood, please light an online candle in ISAR’s 10th annual virtual vigil at http://www.isaronline.org.

Please join ISAR in our crusade to end the senseless killing of our beloved companion animals each year. Together we are a strong voice for positive change!

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