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May Pet Calendar
MAY PET CALENDAR-AT-A-GLANCE By Robbi Hess ~ Managing Editor Pet Calendar, Crimeless Cat Executive Story Editor, Chief Cat Herder Celebrate these holidays with your pets. Take some of the more “human-centric” holidays and see if you can spin them into a way to celebrate with your pets. Share your creativity with us on our Facebook page! Share your holiday story with us. If you’re a blogger, contact us (and please put Pet Calendar in the subject line) if you have a pet holiday story you would like us to link to. We have added a few quirky holidays (where you see “Story Idea” below) to give you some ideas. Monthly Holidays National Pet Month (US) International Respect of Chickens Month Duckling Month Responsible Animal Guardian Month Pet Cancer Awareness Month. Sponsored by Pet Cancer Awareness and the Blue Buffalo Foundation for Cancer Research. (Also see November events.) Chip Your Pet Month National Service Dog Eye Examination Month. The American College of Veterinary Optholmologists hosts this annual event when over 200 veterinary optholmologists donate their services to provide eye exams to service dogs in the US and Canada. Weekly & Daily Holidays First week American Humane’s Be Kind to Animals Week. This week-long event has been celebrated since 1915. Always the first full week of May. National Pet Week. Always held the first full week of May by the American Veterinary Medical Association May 1: Mayday for Mutts May 1: National Purebred Dog Day May 3: National Specially Abled Pets Day May 4: Bird Day May 5: Cinco De Mayo Second Week Puppy Mill Action Week. An initiative of the HSUS, this week is always scheduled to begin the Monday before Mother’s Day May 12: Mother's Day May 12: National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day Third Week Dog Bite Prevention Week. This event by…